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Before photo of client's family gold

Have you ever wondered what it would look like to combine family heirloom jewelry from both you and your partner into two stunning rings?  We thought we'd share this special process with you! The Golden Ratio Inlay Wedding Bands are a beautiful declaration of love and the bringing together of two families. The metals, as they are melted together, are a physical manifestation of their union.

Melting Gold in CrucibleFirst we start with a mixture of family heirlooms. The melting process is incredible, and requires skills in both artistry and patience. It also needs some eye and hand protection.

Hot melted gold

Golden nuggetThe afterglow of the melting process is a bright red orange. The gold has melted together to form one entity. Once cooled, it's a golden nugget.


The combination of the family jewelry is now ready to be recast into two rings for the couple.
For the design of the ring, my customers chose to add 14k white gold for "something new". The finished product is a lovely tribute to what has come before, and what is yet to come.

Golden Ratio Inlay Wedding Bands



Does this inspire you? We'd love to hear your ideas! Tell us more. Once Rebecca melts the metal, she can mold it into so many different shapes and sizes. Anything is possible!




Video and before images provided by customer, Joe Cunningham


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