This is the first “heirloom gold” wedding band I did.
The idea comes from my daughter Anna: friends and family of the bride and groom are contacted to contribute gold scraps that will go into the wedding band. Earring backs, chain links, earrings without a match, gold teeth, pieces of rings, etc. are collected from the family and friends and become a part of the wedding band, symbolic of all their love for and history with the bride or groom. A portion of the final gold mix is set aside for future generations or siblings as “heirloom gold” that goes into their wedding bands. I think it’s a great idea. Since this one I’ve done six more.