Working with a jeweller and the vinyl record manufacturer Dubstudios, I created this engagement ring for my partner Shelina. The ring has a 20 second recorded message (my proposal) etched onto it's surface and can be played back with a miniature record player.
"Shelina, I'll love you forever. Marry Me!...Shelina, I'll love you forever. Marry Me!...."
100 lbf/in² of pressure was required to cut the silver ring, using a vibrating diamond stylus. The ring is also a homage to Thomas Edison who made the first sound recording machine - the phonograph in 1877.
Using the ring, Luke proposed to his partner Shelina in a hot air balloon over Bristol in 2005.
After making this engagement ring Luke then created a Portrait Projecting Ring for the wedding.