We were asked by Jessica and Alan to create a special pair of Titanium wedding bands incorporating the Triscle Knot design against a chequered background.
The rings were to be a pair with the addition of some text on Alan’s ring – the Scottish Gaelic ‘ALBA AN AIGH’ was interspersed between the 3 Triscle Knots and cut into the chequered background.
We were very pleased with the final look and feel of both rings and felt that they worked really well as a matched pair of rings, while also having individuality.
The couple very kindly emailed us the following:
“When we ordered the rings, I’ll admit I was a bit nervous, having them made so far away. But they exceeded our expectations! They are so beautiful, and they fit perfectly. We really couldn’t be happier! I’m so glad we chose to have you make our rings.”
We designed and created these rings for Susan and Jim from the US who were recently married in Scotland in Dunkeld Cathedral and were able to come to visit us first to collect their rings personally.
The Spiral design for their rings was inspired by a panel of stone carving on a Celtic revival monument, in the Glasnevin Cemetery at Dublin which the couple particularly liked and emailed us a photo of.
We made this special set of wedding rings and charms for Sam and Richard and their daughters. It’s probably best to let them describe these in their own words;
“The wedding bands on our fingers are far more than pieces of jewellery. They a part of us and represent our values in life and the journey my fiancée and I made to become man and wife.
We discovered Rainnea when we did an internet search for custom made rings and fell in love with their work. There was no compromise and we knew we would be designing our rings with Rab and Tanya. A trip north only strengthened this conviction and we were encouraged to describe ourselves and sketch out design ideas. From many ideas came the important few and Rab took our words, hopes and feelings and created unique designs which were amazing. I particularly appreciated discussing my concerns when i doubted my initial plan and Rab again listened, then altered the design to something more perfect than i could have imagined. Our rings are truly unique and represent only us; mountains, the stars and the sea for my husband and a central Celtic heart knot with the wave themed echoed in a band for mine. We drove north again to help colour our rings which was exquisite and we took great pleasure in showing them off finally on our wedding day. They mean the world to us and we wouldn’t have changed a single thing about the whole experience. Our daughters also proudly wear individually unique charms that Rab and Tanya designed with us, cut from the same bar of titanium as our rings. A magical experience that I would recommend to any who want a truly personal ring, made and designed with love, in a beautiful place by lovely people.
Love and thanks, Sam and Rich x”
Thank you to Sam and Richard, it was a pleasure working with them. There’s some photos below which follow the pieces being made from a solid bar of aerospace grade titanium and some photos sent from the ceremony;
We made this bespoke pendant for Karen with a Celtic knotwork border design to match her ring that we had previously made for her. The pendant is 2” in diameter and is made in Sterling Silver.
Karen very kindly emailed the following testimonial;
“I have had the pleasure of working with Rab and Tanya on both my ring (both creating it and repairing it a year later after it was injured in a fall) and my pendant. They are an absolute joy to work with and the process is seamless. The result is unique pieces of art that I will treasure for the rest of my life and hand down to my children.”
Here’s something a little different ! I made this Thor’s Hammer as a Christmas present for an old friend born in Sweden. It’s made from an offcut from the Swedish Damascus (Damasteel) which we import for our Sgian Dubh blades.
Another very interesting commission, working closely with Keith Sim, this set of bespoke rings were specially designed and made for Heather from Scotland and Chris from New Zealand, both now living in Australia. All the rings share the same Celtic knot design, Chris’s ring was made in Palladium while both Heather’s rings were made in White Gold. The engagement ring features a pair of white diamonds and a rare Australian natural pink diamond which Heather provided.
The couple kindly emailed the following when they returned home after their wedding;
“We were very apprehensive ordering our engagement and wedding rings over the internet especially being 22000 miles away in Australia, but our rings matched exactly the design we had in mind with a Scottish Thistle and NZ Silver Fern and made our wedding day that extra special. Rab and Keith offer a personalised service at very reasonable price and we felt very touched being invited to their home to pick up our rings and meeting them in person. We would definitely recommend them for any other couples that want something special made for their Wedding day and it is nice to see a home run Scottish business supporting the local community.”
See also our Highland Wedding Rings site or browse the rings section on this blog for more info.
Here’s a couple of the prototype Sgian Brew ‘blades’ shown in a previous post made into Sgian Brews – finished just in time for some testing over Hogmanay….
The handles are carved from Glenlivet whisky barrel with brass and Sterling silver fittings.The right hand version was custom engraved with a personal inscription.