WED­DING BANDS YOU’LL BOTH LOVE!

With a his­tory of more than 160 years, lux­ury Swiss jew­eller Fur­rer Ja­cot cre­ates ar­ti­sanal wed­ding bands with a unique touch.

Herworld Brides (Singapore) - - Contents - TEXT CAS­SAN­DRA KOH

Lux­ury Swiss jew­eller Fur­rer Ja­cot cre­ates ar­ti­sanal bands with a unique touch.

We sat down with Fur­rer Ja­cot’s chair­man and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer, Wal­ter Hauser­mann, and the brand’s chief de­signer, Lu­cas Rup­pli, to get some ad­vice on pick­ing the right rings. DO YOU HAVE TIPS FOR MEN WHO ARE SEARCH­ING FOR AN EN­GAGE­MENT RING? HOW DO THEY FIND SOME­THING THAT THEIR PART­NER WILL LOVE? Wal­ter: I al­ways say, “Lis­ten to what she’s say­ing”, be­cause when cou­ples go shop­ping to­gether, as soon as the dis­plays come out, the men tend to look the other way (laughs). They should be at­ten­tive when their part­ner is look­ing at jew­ellery. Nor­mally, women won’t want to openly say what they want, but in some ways, they do point out what they like. Lu­cas: [But] we can help the men with de­signs that tell sto­ries they can re­late to. For ex­am­ple, if he knows his part­ner loves flow­ers, he can choose a de­sign in­spired by the petals of a flower. Of course, the tech­ni­cal spec­i­fi­ca­tions should be taken care of as well. A di­a­mond is some­thing pretty ex­pen­sive, so the stone qual­ity is some­thing he should take note of. WHY IS IT IM­POR­TANT TO PICK WED­DING RINGS THAT ARE OF GOOD QUAL­ITY? Wal­ter: It’s an im­por­tant piece of jew­ellery for the cou­ple – and it’s of­ten the first piece of jew­ellery for the man. Flow­ers

wilt in a day, the cake is gone in an hour, but the wed­ding bands stay with you for­ever. Don’t un­der­es­ti­mate the value of the wed­ding band – be­cause you wear it ev­ery day, and it’s a sym­bol of unity and eter­nity. HOW DOES FUR­RER JA­COT MAIN­TAIN ITS HIGH QUAL­ITY AND STAN­DARDS? Wal­ter: We’ve been around for 160 years, and we’ve been con­tin­u­ously in business. So if a bride buys a ring from us, she can be sure it’s not a mar­ket­ing fad. She can have the con­fi­dence that it’s been prop­erly made in our ate­lier at Switzer­land. Each step is car­ried out ex­clu­sively by hand, fol­lowed by care­ful in­spec­tion. And each piece is made only af­ter we re­ceive the or­der, so it’s specif­i­cally made for you, and is truly unique. WHAT WED­DING-RING TRENDS AND TRA­DI­TIONS HAVE STAYED THE SAME, AND WHAT HAS CHANGED? Wal­ter: The tra­di­tion that wed­ding rings should look the same for both the bride and groom – I won’t push so much for it. We have had cou­ples who chose dif­fer­ent rings, but with the same me­tal com­bi­na­tion or de­sign el­e­ment. Be re­laxed and choose what you like. Lu­cas: Ev­ery­one is their own per­son, so they should pick a ring that suits their in­di­vid­ual taste. For in­stance, women like to go for eter­nity bands to pair with their di­a­mond rings, but men pre­fer our car­bon fi­bre rings as they are solid yet light­weight. We think it’s a di­rec­tion and trend that has gained pace – to choose ac­cord­ing to your own taste. WHAT’S THE DE­SIGN PHI­LOS­O­PHY BE­HIND FUR­RER JA­COT RINGS? Wal­ter: Ev­ery­one can do sim­ple rings, but we like to make things a lit­tle dif­fer­ent, with an edge to the de­sign. For ex­am­ple, the mil­grain de­sign is pop­u­lar with Euro­pean and Amer­i­can cou­ples, and Lu­cas made our own mil­grain that was shaped to re­sem­ble the out­lines of the Swiss moun­tain, the Mat­ter­horn, us­ing a mix of car­bon and other met­als. We like to be one step ahead, mak­ing a de­sign unique to us while of­fer­ing 100 per cent Swiss-made qual­ity and crafts­man­ship.

"WHAT'S IM­POR­TANT IS THAT YOU HAVE A RING THAT SYM­BOL­ISES YOUR MAR­RIAGE AND UNITY. THE OTHER THINGS ARE SE­CONDARY." – Chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer, Wal­ter Hauser­mann "WE ARE SO CON­FI­DENT OF OUR CRAFTS­MAN­SHIP THAT WE ARE THE ONLY JEW­ELLER IN THE WORLD THAT OF­FERS A LIFE­TIME WAR­RANTY ON OUR PROD­UCTS." – Wal­ter Hauser­mann

Chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Wal­ter Hauser­mann

Chief de­signer Lu­cas Rup­pli

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