19 March 2021

Designed to Interlink: Bespoke Wedding-Engagement Rings

A neuroscientist and jeweller, Luke Maninov Hammond’s work stands out for its intricate formations. His pieces often take inspiration from the largely invisible world of natural organisms and the brain. His branched-like forms shadow those of brain cells and marine life, flora and more.

luke maninov hammond custom engagement wedding ring emerald gold


For this wedding and engagement ring commission, Luke’s clients requested he design an interlinking wedding and engagement ring. “The centre stone was to be a beautiful emerald cut emerald, and the pieces were to include a number of round brilliant white diamonds,” says Luke.

luke maninov hammond custom engagement wedding ring emerald gold


“We shared ideas and settled on the final design, which made use of fine yellow gold branches converging over the finger to support the emerald. White diamonds, set in raised organic bezels, were scattered in the bands.”

luke maninov hammond custom engagement wedding ring emerald gold


For Luke, whose work largely involves complex scientific imaging and analysis – primarily in neuroscience, “it’s always an honour to create work with precious metals and stones".

"The thing I loved most about working on this commission was incorporating the emerald into the design. I often work with round cut stones, so it was refreshing to work with an emerald cut. Finding a way to balance and connect the rings together was [particularly] rewarding and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to design both pieces together."


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Images from top: Finished rings; colour rendering of commissioned rings; high resolution images of sensory neurons involved in the perception of pain, imaged using fluorescence microscopy (in collaboration with Grace Shin and the Grueber Lab, Columbia University); stones used for commissioned rings.