It’s nice to be a jeweller. Especially if you are going to get married. You can save some money and make rings that nobody has. Here’s what Julia and Alexey exactly did.
Pure gold is very soft and needs to be mixed with such other metals as silver, copper, etc. to become more solid. That’s why when they say “sixteen carat gold” for example, it does not mean only gold but some admixtures too.
Here Alexey is holding a piece of horn-beech.
This small piece of gold will turn into two golden rings soon.
The golden band is stretched and made thinner.
The golden pieces are heated and left for some time which makes them softer.
The bands are turned into rings.
The two rings that are soldered together with their pieces of horn-beech.
Now to make a hole in the wood and put the ring inside.
Finally the excess is cut off and the ring is polished.
Ready to be husband and wife!