Locket Engagement Ring
I have designed an engagement ring that symbolises the indeterminacies of modern relationships. People still fall in love and want to declare their love publicly and celebrate their true happiness together.
My ring plays on the traditional style diamond solitaire engagement ring this is because I wanted to take marriage an age-old tradition and give it a modern meaning. The large diamond shaped locket holds this meaning within. Inside the locket there is two stones talc which rates 1 on mohs scale of hardness and a diamond which rates 10. Holding two stones on either end of the scale resonates the ambiguity of modern relationships hidden inside the locket.
As the ring is worn and opened over time the loose talc will disperse and eventually disappear leaving just the diamond this signifies that the relationship has become less transient and more long-term.