This weekend I discovered the means by which I will bind Ginger to me for eternity! In other words, we found our wedding bands!
We actually found them through a bit of serendipity. On a bit of a whim, we took a look at a jeweler at the Ballard Farmer’s Market. That’s where we spotted this:
It’s a twist of gold and palladium wires. Ginger’s been very excited about the idea of the ring involving two metals, to help symbolize the union of our marriage. She spent quite a bit of time looking at mokume-gane rings. It’s a method of folding two different metals together into one piece that leaves a gorgeous wavy, watered-steel pattern and strengthens them. Essentially, the two metals combine to form something stronger together than they are apart, yet you can still see the individual components. We really like that this ring continues the concept of using the two different metals.
I also really like the simplicity of these rings, and that it has a twisted rope look to it, which fits well with our wedding theme. It’s made by a local artisan out of Port Townsend, WA, and it’s priced just right so the bands will be special without killing our budget.
We’re both really excited to have found this. It’s one more item to check off, but it also gets us one step closer to the wedding.