Wedding Ring

By C. Warrick

Back in 1990 my husband and I decided to tie the knot. I went to Strand Arcade in search of a jeweller to make my wedding ring, to fit with my engagement ring. The first jeweller I visited was out of my price range, even for a plain gold ring. I wandered upstairs and saw a man setting up shop in a small room, he told me had just moved into the shop and would give me a good price on a ring made to fit, even adding 6 diamonds to the ring. His name was Raphael. Today Raphael Jewellers is still in the Strand Arcade, specialising in design and craftsmanship. I feel very fortunate to have wandered into his shop 26 years ago.