Taylor and Hart uses AI to design new Coronation ring
Taylor and Hart has designed a bespoke signet Coronation ring using AI technology to celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III.
The new ring design features motifs symbolic of the four nations of the realm, including the Irish shamrock, Scottish thistle, Welsh daffodil and English rose.
The design is said to reflect His Royal Highness’ love of nature and the royal affiliation with 18ct Welsh gold, each of these motifs are incorporated in the design using traditional filigree, an ornamental openwork composed of wires of gold.
Taylor and Hart’s “signature” ruby is set on a detailed crest embellishment along the band as a marque of the brand.
Additionally, the design also incorporates the official monogram with the King’s initial “C” intertwined with the letter “R” for Rex – Latin for king – with “III” denoting Charles III, and the crown above the letters.
The royal cypher is embossed backwards, in order that the signet could be used as a monogram for sealing letters in melted wax.
Kate Earlam-Charnley, design director at Taylor and Hart, said: “As a British brand we’re proud to present a signet ring design for King Charles on this momentous occasion. The filigree designs on the ring are not only symbolic of the realm but also showcase our commitment to precision and detail, telling the story of our new monarch.
“We take great pride in creating meaningful designs for our customers, intended to become heirlooms. As a digitally-driven company, we’re excited to explore a future where AI tools are incorporated into our design inspiration process, which will allow us to propose even more unique and creative ring ideas.”
She added: “We’ve always been at the forefront of innovation in jewellery design, and the use of AI technology to develop this idea is a testament to that. By utilising these newly available AI capabilities, we’re excited to continue exploring how this technology can be incorporated throughout the customer process.”