When we got married, budgets were running low (as they tend to do when weddings are in the planning) and I admit one of the last things on our to do list was ‘rings’. I know, I know, this thing was going to be decorating my hand for a very long time, and I maybe should have thought a little more about it. But actually, all I wanted was something simple and solid. One trip to a local jeweller, and we found two plain gold bands which matched the yellow of my engagement ring. Job done.
In July this year, my own little plain wedding ring hasn’t left my finger for the last quarter of a century. Yikes.
The husband, on the other hand… a few years ago now he managed to get an infection under his ring – his finger blew up to weird purpley-red sausage proportions, and a quick trip to A&E saw a relieved finger and a wedding band in two halves. But we didn’t get it immediately put back together – he wanted something a little more special.
We took our time (which was a good job, actually, as he lost 6 stone the following year and his old wedding band would have simply fallen off him anyway!) hunting for the perfect ring – and both sighed in relief the day we spotted Mark Lloyd’s designer wedding rings Gorgeous gorgeous rings, all made by hand by a ‘real’ jeweller.
24 yrs ago this year I placed a ring on @courtenayphoto ‘s finger. 5yrs ago he had to have it cut off due to an infected cut underneath causing scary swelling, and he’s been wedding ring-less since. Finally, I have managed to get him a new ring – and what a gorgeous thing it is. Made by the talented @marklloydjewellery , the rose gold and palladium work beautifully, I love the design on the band… and it happens to be named Eros, which is remarkably fitting. #married #longtimeago #weddingring #bespokejewellery #bespoke #jewellerydesign
So when Mark got in touch to ask if I’d like to take a look at his new Jamilo range and let me know what I thought, I was only too happy to take a peek.
And naturally I was totally bowled over by his designs once again.
I’ve seen the idea before – but never with Mark’s attention to detail, and sheer quality of design.
It’s a simple thing; you provide Mark with your child’s drawing – and he creates you a totally unique item in solid silver to keep it forever.
I love love love this so much.
So for Mother’s Day this year, how would you like to win one of Mark’s beautiful silver lockets, with your own child’s drawing engraved onto it?
Yes, I thought so.
The Jamilo Doodle Locket is made from solid silver, and utterly unique to you. Simply email Mark your child’s masterpiece (keeping it simple is apparently best), and they’ll prepare the drawing and engrave it deep into the metal to create an incredible keepsake – not only deeply precious, but also so very beautiful to wear.
So – how to win that amazing £140 locket in time for Mother’s Day? Simples.
Just answer the first two questions in the widget box below. There are more chances to win by completing the other entry options if you so wish – they’re entirely up to you! The closing date for this competition is midnight 4th March 2017 and only entries received on or before that date can be included. The winner will be the first randomly chosen entry – and if you wish to receive the locket by Mother’s Day you need to supply Mark with your child’s drawing by the end of the 5th March. Good luck!