About heart forged rings
I grew up in an atmosphere rich with the creative workings of two silversmiths pouring themselves into their craft, taking great care in producing something truly wonderful. I would often be found looking over shoulders and asking questions, and occasionally putting my hands to work on small projects of my own. The workbench was always open, tools always available, and pieces of scrap metal were always waiting to be selected for a new experiment. What did my childhood smell like? Silver dust and polishing compound, glowing hot metal and flowing solder, the breeze through the sycamores.
When my wife and I decided to get married, we went to a jewelry store to pursue a more traditional approach to wedding bands. Unsurprisingly, it didn’t take long for us to feel that something wasn’t connecting, that we were missing something obvious. In a flood of childhood memories, I knew the only real option for us was to simply make our own rings.
My wife and I spent an afternoon cutting, hammering, soldering, shaping, polishing, and collaborating on every design consideration of our wedding rings. In the last twelve years, every single time I have looked at my ring I am reminded that we made this ring, our rings, and it fills my heart with all that we have accomplished. Our rings were a small monetary investment, but the sentimental value they hold is incalculable.
In the years since, I have made rings for a select few people close to my heart. It is bitter sweet to create something that so much of my heart goes into, only to freely give it away. It also fills me with pride and excitement to have been a part of someone else’s expression of love. I offer an alternative to traditional rings, whether they are wedding, anniversary, special occasion, or simply a gift from the heart; I offer you the chance to create your own rings, with your own hands, to experience the joy of forging your own unique symbols of your relationship.
It is the ultimate desire of Heart Forged Rings to provide a profoundly intimate experience that distills the incalculable intangibles of time, love, and perseverance into tangible symbols of an ever-evolving relationship; symbols that will constantly serve to remind the wearer of the struggles and triumphs of yesterday, as well as the accomplishments of tomorrow.
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