This was such a special ring to make! I mean, what do you do when your sister's boyfriend asks you to make an engagement ring!! Help!
My, now official, brother-in-law came to me with a lousy excuse about a spare key he wanted to bring me, which he kept going on and on about for a week. I kept thinking, who cares about that stupid key! Until I met him and he said 'Charlie, actually there is something else I would like to ask you..' And boom, I knew it immediately! I jumped up and down the living room with him, my baby sister was getting MARRIED!!! And to the sweetest man ever, her big love!
But then it was time to think about what to design for her. Robert is half American, and as I have learned over the years, they love a good engagement ring, especially a diamond one (Sorry Rob haha but it's true). So we quickly decided on a beautiful diamond but I felt like we needed to give the ring a bit of a twist.
I added the 0,7ct diamond to a more robust hammered ring, and secured it with four slightly wider legs instead of the more classic six. This gives the ring a contemporary look whilst still ensuring the diamond stays solidly in place.
The ring itself is 18ct yellow gold which carries a bit more gold that 14ct, and gives the ring a warmer look. I LOVE IT.
After handing the ring over to Rob and seeing his happy reaction, it was now time for him to seal the deal. They went on holiday to Sri Lanka and on the top of a mountain, overlooking the beautiful island, Rob went down on one knee. Sophie instantly said yes and, as you can see in the photo, they have never been happier! Oh how I love seeing them like this.
Rob sent me a message after the proposal saying:
'Charlie, you deserve a truck full of flowers for how happy you have made Soof with that beautiful ring. It means the world to us that you have made it, thank you so much!'
Dear Rob and Soof, I wish you all the luck and happiness in the world. You are an amazing couple!