There are many unique ways to tell someone you love them. A diamond is essential to some; a humble silver band with a chip of granite can speak volumes to others.

Historically engagement rings are a display of financial power. The tradition is that the man should spend a month’s wages, which is supposed to help the recipient convince her parents to agree to the marriage. We have moved on from this and the importance now is more personal.

Everything I make is bespoke and the more elaborate pieces are hand sculpted in response to themes important to the couple. Combining ideas, however unusual, to represent the coming together of two people works well, as does using simple forms such as favourite flowers or star signs.

Read more about how the process works here.