Design Story of Rennie Mackintosh Inspired Wedding Rings by Roseanna Croft Jewellery

Just before Christmas, one Friday evening, I had a wonderful couple drop by to talk about designing them some wedding rings. I love designing wedding rings because it is such a special time, there is just so much love involved.

This couple had quite a clear idea of what they wanted, and I have to say how excited I was when they told me they wanted to incorporate Charles Rennie Mackintosh into their designs. They never did tell me why, and sometimes we forget to ask but I remember studying the designer when I was at school and just loved his roses. I think that’s where my love of roses began. I just love drawing them and I first taught myself to do it in the style of Mackintosh. It’s probably the clean and simple lines that I love. So, for the lady’s wedding band we decided on 3 roses as the centrepiece (she didn’t have an engagement ring) joined to the shank with 3 bars, which flowed around and joined at the back. For the gentleman’s wedding ring, we played around with a few different ideas to ‘match’. In one design I incorporated a rose, a simpler version, and in another I just had 3 bands joined together to give the same look of the bars. This was the winner!

I loved making these as they are so interesting. The couple loved them when they picked them up as well, there were hugs all around. I think as it was just before Christmas too there was even more magic in the air!

They told me they were off on holiday to St Lucia, just the 2 of them and hoped to get married in secret there.

 Upon their return they would surprise both of their families, who I’m absolutely sure would be over the moon.

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