“After deliberating that I didn’t really know at all what style of ring I wanted to get, the only things I was left with were – I want something locally crafted, something made with materials that are ethically sourced and something well suited to our lifestyles so it stands the test of time. My worst nightmare was to be sold a pre-made shiny ring, by a man in a shiny suit who cared little about where his metals and stones come from and who cares negligibly about my proposal. Provided it all went to plan, my best man was going to be the brother of Christine, at BMM – how convenient! So off I went to pay them a visit. After advice, opinions and options, I soon had a beautiful crafted ring in hand; one which was well thought out to fit my specifications perfectly and hopefully it would fit her finger as well.
After a lakeside proposal in North Carolina, which was met with a ‘yes’, came the next stress…wedding bands. My fiancée and I went back to BMM. She chose something which fitted well with her engagement ring and I wanted something indestructible for my work. They even accommodated my French family tradition of engraving the inside of the bands.
The wedding day is always said to be the best day of your life and indeed it is; for us it was a cracking sunny day in May, on the edge of the cliff in Portloe, Cornwall. The best man didn’t lose the rings, and Christine was there to see them fit. As special as the wedding day is, the rings are the constant reminder of your marriage, the one thing you see every day.”