Receiving a stunning engagement ring accompanied by a romantic proposal is at the top of many women’s lists of magical milestones. For Shelina Nanji we’re sure she never imagined what her husband to be and artist Luke Jerram created for her hot air balloon proposal. Working with a jeweler 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, I proposed to Shelina in a hot air balloon over Bristol in 2005. We’ve since got married and had 2 children Maya and Nico. A very special and unique wedding ring for sure – talking jewelery! Who knew? More about Luke’s Ring and a demonstration video can be found on his website.