I've been trying to get ideas for an engagement ring lately. Design the engagement ring and the wedding bands together make it all look really cool... Of course I was considering mokume for all the bands themselves, but just have a stone (or a stone plus some flankers) set in the engagement ring. Then, one day at dinner with some friends we got on the topic of engagement rings. The moral of the story from other guys' experience was, "Make sure you get input from her on the ring in some way, or you might end up with something she won't like."
Okay. Believe it or not, that was actually a bit of a revelation for me!
So, while I was traveling with my girlfriend last month, I floated the idea of mokume rings. Her response? "No. I'd feel like I was wearing one of your knives."
Good thing I asked