I often liken our first work-in-progress photographs of clients rings to 'lumps of clay on a potters wheel'. It is fitting then that David's restorations have much in common with 'Kintsugi'; a Japanese pottery technique which honors that which is broken. Kintsugi comes from a belief that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful. It is the art of mending. Honouring the history and the love story that every ring holds ...
" I hope things are well at Touch Wood Rings. 8 years ago you and David made me a beautiful wood wedding ring and I have treasured it ever since. Unfortunately 2 months ago I lost the ring - or so I thought. I left it on the counter in the break room at work and when I went back to get it, it was gone. The cleaning person said she may have mistakenly swept it into the trash. After dumping out the trash bin and painstakingly picking through all the trash piece by piece with several people helping me, we couldn't find it.
I figured it was gone - lost forever. Then one day I got a call to come to the front desk and there is the cleaning person – holding my ring! Apparently, it had somehow dropped into the dishwasher - and had endured 2-3 wash cycles per day for two months!!
We encouraged Jason to send his ring back to see what David might be able to do.
So happy I made the decision to ask you to be involved in something so important to me. I will let you know when it arrives. Thank you, Nicola and David!
As the Jacaranda's were blooming in Los Angeles, (Jason's photograph which I just love and had to share) his ring arrived home.
"The ring is now in/on hand! It looks great. All is right with the world again. Thanks so much for the restoration, it even has some nice details now that it didn't have before. Please send my compliments to David. - Jason"
Thanks so much Jason! Our pleasure!! And thanks for letting me tell the story of your 'dishwasher ring'. Our dearest love to you and Pia and the girls. As ever. Nicola and David