El Asher Rings

August 2012 and May 2013
Sterling silver

Two close friends of mine got engaged, and decided that the bride-to-be shouldn't be the only one to wear an engagement ring. She asked me to make him a "management ring"—a placeholder, if you will. Lest you think the motivation was less than romantic, the Hebrew phrase she chose to circumscribe the ring is אל אשר תלכי אלך (el asher telchi elech), which translates to the very romantic "where you walk I will walk" (Ruth 1:16).

He accidentally crushed the first ring, so I wound up making him a second ring with a solid back that would hold up better in most situations. It had the added benefit that without piercings, the second ring was kosher for their wedding ceremony as well. I'm pleased to say that both the ring and the marriage are going strong!