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I am always intrigued when I come across makers – people who are incredibly passionate about what they do and want to immerse themselves in the world of it. These custom handmade rings by the label Ruusk exemplify what it means to put that passion into jewels.

Designer Tania Gnecchi Ruscone (recently engaged herself!) launched her brand in 2015 and this month reinvents her offerings to allow couples to choose and design their rings online. Choosing from a multitude of combinations (which total to 8000 possible designs), the digital technology allows one to access Tania’s handmade craftsmanship from their couch.

Tania saying, of her new concept and collection, “I want to create pieces that people want and choose to own, now and forever. Made with love, worn with soul.”

Each ring is available in 9ct, 14ct or 18ct, white, yellow or rose gold, with different colour diamonds (clear, champagne or black) in a variety of cuts and finishes, all with a very modern sense of design.

Tania’s philosophy centres around creating heirloom pieces – the ones that you see on a person day in, day out, that become part of their being. Each piece is handmade by Tania using traditional ring making techniques, using Australian gold to ensure they meet ethical standards.

Ruusk handmade rings are available via the website.

Photographer: Alex Carlye / Jewellery: Ruusk
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Happy Friyay Dotties! It has been a busy week in the Polka Dot HQ with plenty of planes being taken to exotic destinations. I, however, am well clad in the warmth and drinking endless cups of hot tea. This weekend will be much of the same as I take the opportunity to shelter from the Winter weather. How about you? What are you getting up to this weekend?

We have been full to the brim with wedding inspiration this week. Let’s round it up!

Love catching up with Stacey and Benjamin’s Captured Memories by Marry Me Movies

Perfect for the cooler evenings – try our Apple Pie Delight cocktail!

In Love With My Dress – Sonja

Sharing Nic‘s Inspired Memories

Sparkle it up with this Gold Glitter Dipped Feather Garland Tutorial

Top 3 Things I Wish Our Clients Knew – Gill At Paddington Weddings

The Polka Dot Travel Lounge With Megan From Mapping Megan

Top 5 Ways To Take Precious Time Out Together On Your Wedding Day

We go Behind The Door With….Will & Jac

It’s Time To Step Up Your Groomsmen Proposal Game

Sharing Abbé’s wedding wisdom in Inspired Words

6 Delicious Treats You Must Try In Paris

Tom’s country dam Groom Style

What Would They Know? Amanda Cookson of Be My Guest

Our film of the week comes from the team at Sorrento Weddings. This gorgeous wedding of Georgia & David on the Mornington Peninsula has an absolutely beautiful sense of classic charm with an equally as beautiful story left to unfold.

The magic of the outdoors is always a favourite setting for a wedding. This incredibly beautiful shoot of outdoor winery wedding ideas with marsala brings together lush green foliage (including the most stunning  sweeping willow tree) with glam bold tones of black and gold to create the most romantic setting for a celebration.

Photographer Amanda Afton Photography tells “This shoot is close to my heart because it’s the first collaborative shoot I’ve done where the whole look and feel of it originated with me. It’s quite a terrifying experience as someone who can’t really credit herself with any sort of talent in design or an eye for the big picture. But the theme of this shoot also came quite naturally after visiting the location. Brookside is designed to remind visitors of strolling through a European garden and I envisioned the wedding styling in a place like this to complement the lush vines and deep greens without being too overpowering.”

At the beautiful Brookside Vineyard, Amanda teamed up with stylist & floral designer Marielle Studio, with rentals from A La Table and Her Hand Picked Harvest and a glam wedding cake by Petit Poh.

Our models Chris and Pip were “married” by Belinda Clinton – Love Your Way. The bride dressed in Madeleine Ruth with hair and makeup by Hollie Shara MUA and The One Hair and Body and sparkled with jewels from Luca Jouel


Photographer: Amanda Afton Photography / Makeup Artist: Hollie Shara MUA / Hairstylist: The One Hair and Body / Venue: Brookside Vineyard / Ceremony Officiant: Belinda Clinton - Love Your Way / Bride's Jewellery: Luca Jouel / Rentals: A La Table / Wedding Cake: Petit Poh / Styling: Marielle Studio / Rental Furniture: Her Hand Picked Harvest / Bride's Dress: Madeleine Ruth