An engagement ring is a promise, and also an opportunity. An opportunity to engage with a small scale, highly refined and remarkably personal object, an object with which much time is spent. As such, we felt that it important spend time seeking out the best person first, the person who could make it what it is. This first step brought us to Eva, and the rest naturally followed.
While we considered the idea of a diamond, other stones also appealed due to their ambiguity, their intrigue. Eva both facilitated and encouraged our waverings, directing the process in a calm, informed and inspiring manner.
Samples were made in silver and offered for trial. Various shape stones were mooted and their sculptural integrity in the round critiqued. Cuts were investigated and their effect tested under differing light conditions. As the seasons moved on, so did the little seedling of an idea emerge. Notions of what might work were supplanted with realities that would. The finished ring feels surprising, beautiful, and rather brave. Just like this adventure that Fred and I have decided to embark on. Fresh and new, now part of our story.
Thank you Eva.