torafu architects: gold wedding ring torafu architects: gold wedding ring
apr 16, 2012

torafu architects: gold wedding ring

‘gold wedding ring’ by torafu architects all images courtesy the designers

japan-based design firm torafu architects has developed ‘gold wedding ring’. the jewelry piece gradually transforms as the thin exterior coat of silver plating rubs away to reveal a gold band underneath. the creative agency tells designboom that the ring band actively portrays ‘the time shared between two people’ as the individuals wearing the set displays this passage of time through the wear and tear. ‘gold wedding ring’ has been developed in both rounded and squared bands as the 18 carat gold may be unveiled in either set of dimensions. the piece is available at deux poissons in tokyo, japan.

the ‘gold wedding ring’ collection in full

as time goes on, the gold interior begins to shine through the silver plating

rounded rings in various sizes

two rings from the square collection

two bands are stored in a rectangular book

  • Also, you can discover cheating partners as the inside of the ring wears away quicker from being pulled off all the time!

    Mat says:
  • i think it is a very romantic and realistic design– for the wear and tear to show (from being sported constantly or being taken on and off) is a very bittersweet thing.
    love it!

    jessica f. says:
  • Pretty awesome. I love the concept of taking something that’s usually seen as nuisance (plating wearing away) and making it beautiful and unique.
    And I don’t see how the wear of a cheating partner would be any different then the wear of someone who takes off their ring to wash/sanitize/moisturize their hands.

    Heather says:
  • That’s really very beautiful.

    bespoke jewellery says:
  • @Mat, I don’t know if that’s true. The inside will probably wear away faster regardless. Your fingers expand and contract throughout the day/night, people play with their rings.

    Also some people, myself included, take off their ring when they get home, but I would think that would actually prevent it from rubbing off as quickly (I don’t wear it overnight).

    Maybe they should make the silver thicker on the inside to make the wearing more balanced. Or maybe that’s part of the beauty of it that the wearing’s uneven.

    Bart says:
  • Great idea, really a beautiful concept, the marital vows become more valued over time. Of course for the US market one should make sure to make 50% with a thin gold plate over base metal……

    greg zurbay says:
  • Have these rings been marketed yet? I’d really like to get my hands on a set for my wedding.

    Marielle Barnes says:

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