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I Made A Golden Snitch Engagement Ring Box
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Fashion, Product Design5 years ago

I Made A Golden Snitch Engagement Ring Box

About this time last year, I was contacted by a customer who wanted to make that special moment of marriage proposal an extra special surprise – this piece of Harry Potter inspired art was commissioned.

Made out of Sterling Silver, the snitch had an extra thick coating of 18ct Yellow Gold, with the wings likewise plated in an extra thick coating of Rhodium. Made to be a necklace pendant, I made a Nimbus 2000 Broomstick Charm to accompany it that unbeknownst to everyone else, is the Key to open it. The hinging and catch mechanisms were concealed so that when shut, no one else can tell that it is actually meant to open, keeping the engagement ring a complete secret.

I first drew this engagement ring box with the aid of 3D computer modeling, which I then 3D-printed and cast in Sterling Silver using the Lost Wax Casting process. Being the first of this design, it then went under a good 60 hours of attentive handwork and scrutiny to finish the golden snitch to the highest of standards – checking to ensure that everything about it would be perfect.

Following this, I commissioned a wizard of an Engraver to engrave the lid with ‘I Open at the Close,’ and the lucky Potterhead’s name on the inside. The catch and internal mechanisms are all handmade.

I feel thoroughly privileged to have had the opportunity to make this, and am looking forward to making another – a new version with a different surprise inside is already in the development stage, and dreaming up new ideas for others is keeping me awake at night in anticipation! Knowing how much this has been appreciated and loved by him and her, has been the icing on the cake – ‘the socks on Dobby’s feet’ so to speak. Enjoy!!

More info: freemanjewellery.com | Instagram | Facebook

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Zori the degu
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5 years ago

I'd marry the first person who comes up with the idea of giving me one! Your snitch is a pure brilliance!

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks Zori, thats really kind :)

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AnonymousPanda
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5 years ago

That is SO COOL!!!

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5 years ago

Thank you :D

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Cindy Martinson
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5 years ago

This is absolutely exquisite.

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks Cindy :)

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Susan Forbes
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5 years ago

What a lovely and thoughtful idea! And she'll be able to wear the "box" as well. You may well have created an heirloom.

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks Susan :)

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Chloe Gray
Community Member
5 years ago

Awesome!

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks Chloe :)

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Lia Simon
Community Member
5 years ago

Love that you put "I open at the close"

Failtcake
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5 years ago

Hopefully, she didn't have to whisper, "I am about to die" to get the guy to propose to her.

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SilverFox
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5 years ago

Lol what happens if you lose the key? 😱😱😱

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5 years ago

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Lisa-Marie Dhondt
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5 years ago

One day I wish I could own such a piece, it's just lovely.

Community Member
5 years ago

Thank you Lisa :)

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Daniel Szymczewski
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5 years ago

Absolutely brilliant idea. Looks amazing.

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks Dan mate!

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Caroline Driver
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful. Can't help wondering what JK Rowling thinks of this though. If it was a Disney inspired item, they'd be litigating already.

Community Member
5 years ago

Ive wondered about this too. Im hoping that she loves it :)

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Irene Walton
Community Member
5 years ago

I just love it!! Amazing work

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks Irene!

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Kristina Funkycrew
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5 years ago

this is the most stunning piece of jewellery I've seen in a very long time! Just exquisite! :)

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks Kristina, thats really kind :)

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Sofia Kratchanova
Community Member
5 years ago

who ordered this and is the wedding still on 'cause otherwise i'll be the bride

Amanda
Community Member
5 years ago

THIS IS AWESOME it's so detailed and I love it ;) I open at the close

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks Amanda :)

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cassiereroni
Community Member
5 years ago

I have to say first that I, personally, am not a fan of the wings being so big. I know me, I'd get the caught on something and destroy them, the chain or both. But overall... WOW, just Wow! What a lucky person to be on the receiving end of such a beautiful piece. I don't know if the person who commissioned this piece had any say in the design but either way how wonderful a person he must be to find someone with the talent and creativity to make something like this! Hope this is but a preview to the many years of surprises, joy and love for them both.

Community Member
5 years ago

Always good getting feedback! Its interesting that the wings seem to be the one way or another on this!

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Bambi
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow! Wow! Wow! Just out of curiosity, how much did that cost?

Community Member
5 years ago

Good question!! - send me an email info@freemanjewellery.com and I can go into more detail lol xD

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Lovely Life Vines
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5 years ago

Creative Dude!

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks Mate!

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Andrea Lewis
Community Member
5 years ago

Oh i don't use twitter i should figure this out that's a great idea.

Janelle Collard
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5 years ago

Absolutely awesome & Incredible workmanship!

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks Janelle!

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Andrea Lewis
Community Member
5 years ago

I saw it on pinterest, and I think it was a buyable one! :D

Community Member
5 years ago

It hopefully will be soon! - We're currently awaiting to hear back whether we have JK's blessing to make more :) (tweet her to encourage!)

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Lynn Lee
Community Member
5 years ago

Omg!! I would totally say yes!!!!

Community Member
5 years ago

This is His Story :) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4653442/An-engagement-ring-box-golden-snitch-Harry-Potter.html#comments

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Mary Elizabeth Yeh
Community Member
5 years ago

Where/How can I get one?

Community Member
5 years ago

Send us an email :) info@freemanjewellery.com

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Winnie Tsang
Community Member
5 years ago

Absolutely amazing! And the key is genius!

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks Winnie!!

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Once Upon a Time a Wedding
Community Member
5 years ago

Awwww I would love that!!!

Community Member
5 years ago

:D

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Tracy Moorhead
Community Member
5 years ago

That is so sweet! You're obviously quite an artist!

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks Tracy *(blushes)*

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Ipek Aksöz
Community Member
5 years ago

GIMME GIMME!

Aish Siva
Community Member
5 years ago

WOWWWW What a smart way to give an engagement ring! It's so beautiful <3

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks Aish!!

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Andrea Lewis
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful! Now you need the golden snitch engagement ring in it!!! 😉

Community Member
5 years ago

That would be awesome too :D

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Josie Riley
Community Member
5 years ago

I swear, if someone proposes to me this way I'll say, "_(insert fiance's name)_ has caught the Snitch and receives 150 points and a wife! _(fiance's house)_ wins!"

Liz Bv Elf
Community Member
5 years ago

Gorgeous 😯

Ash
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow..... This is gorgeous

Sofia Kratchanova
Community Member
5 years ago

Who ordered it and is the wedding still on 'cause otherwise i'll be the bride

Lina Nova
Community Member
5 years ago

I want a boyfriend like that... :>

Yashica Sadam
Community Member
5 years ago

Awesome idea!

Randy Lennon
Community Member
5 years ago

Simply beautiful. It makes me want to propose all over again. A piece like that puts a lot of pressure on the ring to be able to outshine the box. Did you design the ring as well?

Community Member
5 years ago

Very insightful comment - I did! In design, getting that balance I find also important. In this case, making sure that the ring was a beauty in its simplicity and refinement :)

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JJ
Community Member
5 years ago

This is so beautiful! This must have taken ages!

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks JJ :) This one took me a good 60 hours (I think possibly more)

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Rebekah
Community Member
5 years ago

That is fabulous!!!

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks Rebekah!

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Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow! That's really amazing, and so beautiful. What an exquisite object!

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks Agnes xD

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Pat
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful.

Furqan Ahmad
Community Member
5 years ago

You hear that?It's the sound of millions of harry potter fans gasping all at once.I am SHOOK!

Abby Rexroth
Community Member
5 years ago

Faberge would be proud!

Community Member
5 years ago

:) That is high praise indeed!!

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Andrea Lewis
Community Member
5 years ago

Nvm its not. :/

Community Member
5 years ago

Hey Everyone, Thank thank thank you for the kind comment, it means a monumental mental amount to me! Check out this article for His side of the story :) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4653442/An-engagement-ring-box-golden-snitch-Harry-Potter.html#comments

rick hctep (Rick45)
Community Member
5 years ago

It is very beautiful and well crafted with a lot of care, I hope you find someone that it fits.

rick hctep (Rick45)
Community Member
5 years ago

I bet he can't make it fly.

Angelica Hernandez
Community Member
7 months ago

Who can I contact about ordering something like this??

Angelica Hernandez
Community Member
7 months ago

How do I contact someone to order one??

Robert Johnson
Community Member
3 years ago

I would like to purchase one please!

Alexis Aldridge
Community Member
3 years ago

Hey I'm interested in getting one how much would it be

David Damato
Community Member
3 years ago

How much to make one?

Humaad Yasin
Community Member
3 years ago

Is it possible to place an order for one of these, if so please can you provide further details

Scott Lenz
Community Member
3 years ago

How could I get ahold of a that ring box

Scott Duerr
Community Member
3 years ago

Where can I get something similar

Tammie Ahia
Community Member
4 years ago

How can I purchase?

Bruno Franco
Community Member
4 years ago

How much does this costs? It's amazing, congratulations! :)

Adrijana Radosevic
Community Member
5 years ago

..maybe ebcause I despise marriage as such... but these uber-efforts to get someone you've likely been dicklashing for years on end and who's probably about to pop out your "it's ok, I can control it, we don't need a condom" excuse to marry you seem so pathetic.

Scott Janiak-Ross
Community Member
5 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

Trademark copyright infringement. Make another I'm sure you'll hear from lawyers.

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks for the heads up - I had wondered about this. I actually hope they do contact us - We have some great thoughts and ideas to share with them that I think theyll be very interested in :)

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Zori the degu
Community Member
5 years ago

I'd marry the first person who comes up with the idea of giving me one! Your snitch is a pure brilliance!

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks Zori, thats really kind :)

Load More Replies...
AnonymousPanda
Community Member
5 years ago

That is SO COOL!!!

Community Member
5 years ago

Thank you :D

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Cindy Martinson
Community Member
5 years ago

This is absolutely exquisite.

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks Cindy :)

Load More Replies...
Susan Forbes
Community Member
5 years ago

What a lovely and thoughtful idea! And she'll be able to wear the "box" as well. You may well have created an heirloom.

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks Susan :)

Load More Replies...
Chloe Gray
Community Member
5 years ago

Awesome!

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks Chloe :)

Load More Replies...
Lia Simon
Community Member
5 years ago

Love that you put "I open at the close"

Failtcake
Community Member
5 years ago

Hopefully, she didn't have to whisper, "I am about to die" to get the guy to propose to her.

Load More Replies...
SilverFox
Community Member
5 years ago

Lol what happens if you lose the key? 😱😱😱

Community Member
5 years ago

za-5958eea9638b0.jpg za-5958eea9638b0.jpg

Load More Replies...
Lisa-Marie Dhondt
Community Member
5 years ago

One day I wish I could own such a piece, it's just lovely.

Community Member
5 years ago

Thank you Lisa :)

Load More Replies...
Daniel Szymczewski
Community Member
5 years ago

Absolutely brilliant idea. Looks amazing.

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks Dan mate!

Load More Replies...
Caroline Driver
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful. Can't help wondering what JK Rowling thinks of this though. If it was a Disney inspired item, they'd be litigating already.

Community Member
5 years ago

Ive wondered about this too. Im hoping that she loves it :)

Load More Replies...
Irene Walton
Community Member
5 years ago

I just love it!! Amazing work

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks Irene!

Load More Replies...
Kristina Funkycrew
Community Member
5 years ago

this is the most stunning piece of jewellery I've seen in a very long time! Just exquisite! :)

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks Kristina, thats really kind :)

Load More Replies...
Sofia Kratchanova
Community Member
5 years ago

who ordered this and is the wedding still on 'cause otherwise i'll be the bride

Amanda
Community Member
5 years ago

THIS IS AWESOME it's so detailed and I love it ;) I open at the close

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks Amanda :)

Load More Replies...
cassiereroni
Community Member
5 years ago

I have to say first that I, personally, am not a fan of the wings being so big. I know me, I'd get the caught on something and destroy them, the chain or both. But overall... WOW, just Wow! What a lucky person to be on the receiving end of such a beautiful piece. I don't know if the person who commissioned this piece had any say in the design but either way how wonderful a person he must be to find someone with the talent and creativity to make something like this! Hope this is but a preview to the many years of surprises, joy and love for them both.

Community Member
5 years ago

Always good getting feedback! Its interesting that the wings seem to be the one way or another on this!

Load More Replies...
Bambi
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow! Wow! Wow! Just out of curiosity, how much did that cost?

Community Member
5 years ago

Good question!! - send me an email info@freemanjewellery.com and I can go into more detail lol xD

Load More Replies...
Lovely Life Vines
Community Member
5 years ago

Creative Dude!

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks Mate!

Load More Replies...
Andrea Lewis
Community Member
5 years ago

Oh i don't use twitter i should figure this out that's a great idea.

Janelle Collard
Community Member
5 years ago

Absolutely awesome & Incredible workmanship!

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks Janelle!

Load More Replies...
Andrea Lewis
Community Member
5 years ago

I saw it on pinterest, and I think it was a buyable one! :D

Community Member
5 years ago

It hopefully will be soon! - We're currently awaiting to hear back whether we have JK's blessing to make more :) (tweet her to encourage!)

Load More Replies...
Lynn Lee
Community Member
5 years ago

Omg!! I would totally say yes!!!!

Community Member
5 years ago

This is His Story :) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4653442/An-engagement-ring-box-golden-snitch-Harry-Potter.html#comments

Load More Replies...
Mary Elizabeth Yeh
Community Member
5 years ago

Where/How can I get one?

Community Member
5 years ago

Send us an email :) info@freemanjewellery.com

Load More Replies...
Winnie Tsang
Community Member
5 years ago

Absolutely amazing! And the key is genius!

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks Winnie!!

Load More Replies...
Once Upon a Time a Wedding
Community Member
5 years ago

Awwww I would love that!!!

Community Member
5 years ago

:D

Load More Replies...
Tracy Moorhead
Community Member
5 years ago

That is so sweet! You're obviously quite an artist!

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks Tracy *(blushes)*

Load More Replies...
Ipek Aksöz
Community Member
5 years ago

GIMME GIMME!

Aish Siva
Community Member
5 years ago

WOWWWW What a smart way to give an engagement ring! It's so beautiful <3

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks Aish!!

Load More Replies...
Andrea Lewis
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful! Now you need the golden snitch engagement ring in it!!! 😉

Community Member
5 years ago

That would be awesome too :D

Load More Replies...
Josie Riley
Community Member
5 years ago

I swear, if someone proposes to me this way I'll say, "_(insert fiance's name)_ has caught the Snitch and receives 150 points and a wife! _(fiance's house)_ wins!"

Liz Bv Elf
Community Member
5 years ago

Gorgeous 😯

Ash
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow..... This is gorgeous

Sofia Kratchanova
Community Member
5 years ago

Who ordered it and is the wedding still on 'cause otherwise i'll be the bride

Lina Nova
Community Member
5 years ago

I want a boyfriend like that... :>

Yashica Sadam
Community Member
5 years ago

Awesome idea!

Randy Lennon
Community Member
5 years ago

Simply beautiful. It makes me want to propose all over again. A piece like that puts a lot of pressure on the ring to be able to outshine the box. Did you design the ring as well?

Community Member
5 years ago

Very insightful comment - I did! In design, getting that balance I find also important. In this case, making sure that the ring was a beauty in its simplicity and refinement :)

Load More Replies...
JJ
Community Member
5 years ago

This is so beautiful! This must have taken ages!

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks JJ :) This one took me a good 60 hours (I think possibly more)

Load More Replies...
Rebekah
Community Member
5 years ago

That is fabulous!!!

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks Rebekah!

Load More Replies...
Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow! That's really amazing, and so beautiful. What an exquisite object!

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks Agnes xD

Load More Replies...
Pat
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful.

Furqan Ahmad
Community Member
5 years ago

You hear that?It's the sound of millions of harry potter fans gasping all at once.I am SHOOK!

Abby Rexroth
Community Member
5 years ago

Faberge would be proud!

Community Member
5 years ago

:) That is high praise indeed!!

Load More Replies...
Andrea Lewis
Community Member
5 years ago

Nvm its not. :/

Community Member
5 years ago

Hey Everyone, Thank thank thank you for the kind comment, it means a monumental mental amount to me! Check out this article for His side of the story :) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4653442/An-engagement-ring-box-golden-snitch-Harry-Potter.html#comments

rick hctep (Rick45)
Community Member
5 years ago

It is very beautiful and well crafted with a lot of care, I hope you find someone that it fits.

rick hctep (Rick45)
Community Member
5 years ago

I bet he can't make it fly.

Angelica Hernandez
Community Member
7 months ago

Who can I contact about ordering something like this??

Angelica Hernandez
Community Member
7 months ago

How do I contact someone to order one??

Robert Johnson
Community Member
3 years ago

I would like to purchase one please!

Alexis Aldridge
Community Member
3 years ago

Hey I'm interested in getting one how much would it be

David Damato
Community Member
3 years ago

How much to make one?

Humaad Yasin
Community Member
3 years ago

Is it possible to place an order for one of these, if so please can you provide further details

Scott Lenz
Community Member
3 years ago

How could I get ahold of a that ring box

Scott Duerr
Community Member
3 years ago

Where can I get something similar

Tammie Ahia
Community Member
4 years ago

How can I purchase?

Bruno Franco
Community Member
4 years ago

How much does this costs? It's amazing, congratulations! :)

Adrijana Radosevic
Community Member
5 years ago

..maybe ebcause I despise marriage as such... but these uber-efforts to get someone you've likely been dicklashing for years on end and who's probably about to pop out your "it's ok, I can control it, we don't need a condom" excuse to marry you seem so pathetic.

Scott Janiak-Ross
Community Member
5 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

Trademark copyright infringement. Make another I'm sure you'll hear from lawyers.

Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks for the heads up - I had wondered about this. I actually hope they do contact us - We have some great thoughts and ideas to share with them that I think theyll be very interested in :)

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