J. M. started with an old bookplate engraving of an 18th century ancestor (Hannibal!) but had to alter it to be correct with his own ‘registered arms’ and incorporate the motto as on his family’s ring that we started with. The iPhone movie of the melt is viewable here:  http://www.co-opones.to/male/viewer/images/IMG_3043.mov. This new classic style ring was made from the final ingot incorporating the new gold to bring it to the new volume required. The traditional design has an added new feature; a low bezel surround to protect the engraved surface – one that was problematic to the engraver but he triumphed in the end. Once again, an enjoyable process with a refined commissioner.

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