Handmade wedding rings
Material: Platinum or Gold, prices start at £1,100
Rough with the smooth: A unique men's wedding band designed and created by award-winning master goldsmith Neil Rayment. Sold exclusively at Neil Rayment Goldsmiths, the ring is part of our new men's wedding ring range.
Much like a relationship, the ring's design comprises two very different elemental styled finishes. The first is the smooth polished section of the ring, highlighting the freedom, love, and lifestyle changes relationships bring. The second finish is the rough handcrafted section, highlighting the sacrifice, commitment, and compromises one must make during a relationship. The ring physically embodies what it means to be in a relationship. Blended together through a transitioning curve, the rough and smooth sections form together like a companionship.
The smooth and rough sections also highlight emotions. The smooth polished texture exemplifies the sentiment on the surface. In contrast, the rough texture is a depiction of the layers of emotion one has underneath.
The first known source of the rings proverb dates back to the 15th century in "The Tale of Beryn", which is one of the early manuscripts of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The Tale of Beryn follows the life of an undisciplined young nobleman who chooses the life of a merchant over being a knight. The hero encounters a series of storms and legal entrapments that would be a nightmare for any medieval merchant in search of riches. The adage "Take your part as it comyth, of roughe and eke of smooth" pays tribute to the meaning behind this ring: Sometimes things will be easy for you, other times they will be hard.
The ring is perfect for someone who understands the hard work and commitment that a relationship brings and someone who wants to be proud and show off their level of devotion to their partner.
Each ring is unique and custom made to fit comfortably. The design comes in two materials: Platinum and Gold. The chunky ring weighs in at 15g and can be custom engraved to personalise it even further.