New Gok Wan shows Bling makes wedding ring for Surrey mother diagnosed with incurable cancer

ITV’s latest lunchtime show, Bling, sees Gok Wan and his team of repairers, manufacturers, buyers and sellers create bespoke treasures that exceed the wildest dreams of customers walking through doors.

In a recent episode, the new jewelry store, located in Exeter’s Guildhall shopping and dining center, welcomed Gina and Oscar, a duo from Surrey who will soon be getting married.

“I’m here today to have a wedding ring made, I hope,” Gina revealed. “I have my late father’s wedding ring which is very special to me, but it’s pretty dated, so I was hoping to have something a little more current.

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“I also have Oscar’s grandmother’s wedding ring, which also makes it a little more special.

“I can’t wait to have something beautiful done, I hope, and that will get us to set a date for our wedding.”

Sitting down with Gok to discuss their relationship and what they had planned to do with their gems, Gina revealed, “We have been together for several years now – over twenty years – we had planned to. we get married, but we just put it on hold because life bothers you.

“Unfortunately, I was diagnosed with incurable cancer.”

A clearly emotional Oscar explained to Gok, “When you’re in it and you get on with your life, and we do what we do, it’s fine!

“When we talk about it, sometimes you remember where you are at.”

Holding back tears, she explained, “It is what it is, but what it has done has really made us put our lives first, and one of those things is actually getting married.”

The couple told Gok that they wanted to melt a collection of jewelry, some of which belonged to Gina and others passed to them as family heirlooms, including a buckle ring that belonged to Gina’s late father.

Gina joined by her 26-year-old partner, Oscar.

It was then that the couple were sent to the store’s “Make” counter, which was now run by jewelry designer and metallurgist Nikki, who would be responsible for transforming all of Gina and Oscar’s family treasures. in a gold wedding ring for her to wear.

“I would like to do this for you,” she told them. “It will be a privilege.”

Later on the show, Gina and Oscar returned to the Bling store to see the results of their project.

Gina admitted, “I’m pretty nervous. I’m sure that’s all I expected and I’m sure it’s going to be fabulous.

“I feel very privileged to have the wedding ring design that I have always dreamed of and this is something that I have been looking forward to for a while.”

Oscar looked at his wife and said: "I feel excited about the future."
Oscar turned to his wife and said: “I feel excited about the future.”

After reuniting with Gok, she told him, “Because of what I’m going through, it really put everything on the top of our life priorities. I’ve had my late father’s ring for a while and wanted to wear it. , but it wasn’t a style I would ever wear.

“So obviously with the recent diagnosis we decided to take action.

“We had life and had children and did what we were supposed to do 20 years ago and we got married.

“The fact that it’s my dad’s ring here and Oscar’s grandmother’s wedding ring, it’s really special to us and it’s something we’ll keep forever.”

It was then up to the “Bling King” himself, Gok, to reveal Gina’s new, hand-crafted and bespoke wedding ring.

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Gok opened the little box, to which Gina exclaimed, “Oh, my god. It’s beautiful. I didn’t think I would get emotional, but it’s beautiful.”

Starting to cry, she said, “Wow! This is exactly what I imagined I would like one day. I’m so happy.”

The designer and designer Nikki, who appeared in tears, explained the process of making her beautiful ring to Gina.

She revealed: “The first job that I thought was really important was that the two rings fit together, so the two actually got married together, and then I added the extra gold.”

Also extremely emotional, Oscar said, “This is exactly what Gina wanted.

Thanking the Bling time again, a delighted Gina promised, “I will cherish this forever.”

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