Over the years I would say that nearly one third of my custom engagement and wedding rings have incorporated old pieces of family jewelry…. Recycling a broken gold chain, a grandmother’s old wedding ring or gold teeth (that were fortunately no longer being used) are not uncommon, but I was recently requested to melt down some old bullet casings to create a set of wedding bands for a military couple.

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Recycling for custom wedding and engagement rings

These were casings from target practice and not from battle, but the transformation of these once potentially deadly objects have now become a symbol of a couple’s love for each other and perhaps a newer and more personal interpretation of War and Peace.