The band of the ring, which is oval in cross-section, forks and supports the Chateau's embossed monogram. The monogram contains the initials of Château de Gudanes, in 18th century script, and is found within the delicate ironwork on the front terrace. The monogram is situated on a contrasting charcoal background giving an aged look to the ring. The ring is designed and made in Australia, and is cast in sterling silver using the 'investment casting' (or, cire perdue in French) technique. Each ring is handcrafted, cleaned and polished to a high finish. On the back of the monogram, engraved into the design is the percentage of silver content, and the designers initials as her own signature: AML - Anna McLean.
The smooth and silken design and feel of the band contrasts poignantly with the intricacy of the embossed monogram. The seamless transition between these elements is in keeping with the timeless nature of the Château herself, and merges rustic with modern features. Thus, while it is neither understated nor over the top, this ring remains uniquely captivating through a balance of old and new.
The handcrafted nature creates a subtle uniqueness to each ring, and allows us to see beauty in both imperfection and difference. This difference is also reflected in the unexpected design of the ring, which still acts as a unique and personal display of elegance.
All proceeds will directly contribute to the restoration of the Château.
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