The design process of Somizi & Mohale’s two-carat diamond rings
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2 March 2020

The design process of Somizi & Mohale’s two-carat diamond rings

When Somizi first revealed the design of his and Mohale’s wedding bands on Instagram, social media was abuzz with fans complimenting the couple on their unique approach.

The wedding bands were specially designed by Nungu Diamonds, founded in 2013 by married couple Kealeboga and Ursula Pule. We chatted to the couple to find out more about how they created the pieces.

Watch Somizi and Mohale meet with the couple and chat about their rings in the second episode of Somizi & Mohale: The Union, now streaming.

The first step in creating the rings

Nungu Diamonds takes a unique approach to the sale of jewellery. Instead of only selling pre-designed or wholesale pieces, they first invite their clients to get up close and personal with their diamonds.

“We call this the Nungu Diamonds Experience. So Somizi and Mohale came to see us, they got to see and touch the diamonds first, and then from that conversation they decided on the design, which my wife spearheaded,” says Kealeboga.

The rings represent two lives woven together

Ursula, who designed the wedding bands, gave us detailed information about her process.

“Mohale was very much involved in the design. He requested a different design and one that was rose gold in colour. I initially showed him something I had created before. He loved it, but requested that we take the design a bit further. 

“So when I looked at the design, I thought to myself, when two people get married, their lives interweave, no matter how different they are to each other. And that’s what their wedding bands represent. 

“Their rings look like woven baskets, and that’s because the rings are made up of diamonds in two different shapes – round-cut diamonds, and baguette diamonds. Together, they help create that interwoven look, representing two different human beings that have come together,” says Ursula.

It took three weeks just to set the diamonds. “What we did is take apart the two-carat diamond idea and designed it in a layout, or pattern, that speaks to the individual. This is a good example of the design taking precedence over the size of the diamond.”

“It’s not about having the biggest diamond,” agrees Kealeboga. “It’s what you do with it that matters.”

The engraving shows how Somhale now belong to one another

“We decided to write Mohale on Somizi’s ring and vice versa because they now belong to one another.

“The couple chose the font of the engraving themselves, which is just one of the ways we offer a bespoke experience to our clients,” says Ursula.

When Somizi and Mohale opened the jewellery boxes to see the rings for the first time, Ursula says they were “extremely pleased”.

We would be, too!

Somizi and Mohale: The Union is a four-part wedding special, with all four episodes, including the amazing white wedding, available to binge on Showmax now.

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