Twisted yellow gold rings

The first time I met the girls, three out of four sisters called to the studio and it's safe to say the the pitch went up a level as this happy family discussed designs and the future of their parents lovely heavy 18ct yellow gold wedding bands. The design they settled on was a simple twist ring that each girl could have and wear.

 Twisted 18ct yellow gold rings

Twisted 18ct yellow gold rings

The real difficulty with this project was to determine the width of metal that would yield enough length to create the twisted strands, so a little trial and error in silver ensued. That done I simply melted the two rings into one and drew the gold bar down through the draw bench until I had a great length of 1.2mm thick wire. I then straightened the wire by annealing it fully and stretching it out before cutting it in two and beginning to twist. From here the twisted wire was cut into four lengths and each length turned up to make these 4 matching twisted gold rings, one for each daughter.

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