Monday, October 28, 2019

Tinder couple get engaged with ring made from 'phones that brought them together'

While online dating was once seen as a last resort, it’s now the go-to method for many single people looking for love.

Now, one couple who met on Tinder have got engaged, and to credit the smartphones that brought them together they’ve commissioned a special engagement ring.

The ring, which was created by O2 Recycle and Lylie’s, is crafted exclusively from the couple’s iPhone 5s smartphones, including the devices’ speakers, microphones and cameras.

The gold band of the ring is even crafted from the smartphones’ circuit boards!


Melksham-based James, who proposed to his now fiancée with the bespoke ring, said: “I met my fiancée Hayley on Tinder and quickly realised she was the one for me.

“The foundations of our relationship were built by spending hours sharing messages every day and having long telephone conversations before bed every night.

“Those foundations turned into a house that we now share with our 10-month-old daughter and I wanted to celebrate the phones that brought me together with the love of my life.

“Hayley thought the ring looked beautiful and jumped at the chance to show all of her friends, she couldn’t be happier with the sentiment.”

O2 Recycle has now been running for 10 years, encouraging customers to recycle their smartphones.

Nicola Green, Director of Corporate Affairs at O2, said: “Since 2009, O2 Recycle has saved 450 tonnes of waste from landfill – that’s the equivalent of thirty-five London buses’ worth of phones being recycled, and over £225 million going back to environmentally conscious customers.

“We hope the story of James and Hayley will inspire even more people to see that recycling can mean a new life for your old mobile, once you’re finished with it.”



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