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ORLA JAMES – Choosing Your Wedding Ring

Today on Marry Me Ink I get to introduce you to Orla James, an online jeweller with a wide range of beautiful rings for the groom as well as the bride!

On the hunt for our own wedding rings, I though I’d take a look at the options for us both and share with you our favourites!

I love the idea of a plain wedding band such as the ones above, especially the Side Curve ring. If you wanted something super plain, there is also the Flat Ring, or maybe something with a bit of design, there is the Classic Court with Milgrain Edges.These were our favourite mens’ rings when looking through the choices (Seriously, there were plenty to choose from!). We especially like the detailing on the tile pattern ring and the simplicity of the Flat Court with Bevelled Edges.

Now, it’s time for my favourite rings of all from Orla James – The rings with all the sparkles (Which I think will eventually be one of my choices!). First is the Full Off Set Single Round Diamond Ring –  The off-centre set creates the illusion of a thicker band which I love. I think the most favourite of mine is the Half Set Medium Baguette Ring – I love that the diamonds in this ring are placed horizontally, creating a slim and sleek design. Another version of this is the Full Set Baguette Ring – with rectangular diamonds placed next to each other, createing more of a shine. Another of my favourites is the Curved Ring Side Set with Diamonds – Curved perfectly to fit comfortably with your engagement ring with the diamonds giving enhanced brilliance.

Make sure to head to Orla James to select your perfect wedding ring! Don’t forget that most of their rings come in a variety of metals – So whether you love white, yellow or rose gold, you’ll more than likely find the ring for you both!

Fine Jewellery By Alex Monroe

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Today I get to share with you the gorgeous work of Alex Monroe, who has been making jewellery for the past 25 years. These fine intricate rings are inspired by nature and British eccentricity bringing a cute, whimsical charm which makes each piece it’s own.

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Fine Bark Band Ring with Vine Detail, Wide Bark Ring set with Tsavorite, Diamond Twig Band

Having trained at the Sir John Cass School of Art in London, Alex started making his own jewellery in 1986 out of a small workshop in a picturesque, Victorian cobbled yard in south London. To this day, all of his jewellery is still hand made by a team of highly skilled jewellers in that same studio.

MMI_2745Hammered Heritage Band 2, Feather Band Ring, Plain Grass Blade 3mm Band, Heritage Ring 5

Alex makes all of his original designs by hand using traditional jewellery making techniques, and he will often craft his own tools to help with the creation of a new piece. After his initial sketches, he will move to his bench. Here he will start working directly into pieces of silver to create the original item. Working with silver instead of wax allows him to achieve the high levels of detail and texture that are such a feature of his jewellery.

MMI_2747White Dream, Morganite 8mm Hoya Ring, Green Amethyst Forest Jewel Ring, 5mm Pale Green Sapphire Eyebright

How gorgeous are Alex’s designs. Be sure to go and check out more of his fine jewellery on his website – They’re just gorgeous!

Yield Design Co – The Endswell Collection

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The Endswell Collection was born out of a desire to create memorable pieces that are meaningful because of their story, strong symbolism and high craft—not excessive adornment.”

Today I bring you a selection of stunning jewellery from Yield Design Co which is perfect for dainty fingers!

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“Endswell blends traditional craft, modern technology and progressive values.”

We 3d print all the designs in wax before hand casting them in solid gold.” Explains Rachel of Endswell, “A nice blend of new and old technologies.

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