Couple who met at Tinder, got engaged with a ring made of the iPhones with which they fanned their relationship
- James Lawrence and Hayley Orchard from Wiltshire recycled model 5s iPhones
- The unique ring is made from the 9k gold printed circuit boards and telephone camera & # 39; s
- After meeting Tinder, the couple trusted their phones to light their romance
A couple that Tinder met and trusted on their phones to promote the first sparks of their romance were engaged to a ring made from their old phones.
As a tribute to the technology that brought them together James Lawrence, 24, and Hayley Orchard, 26, from Melksham, Wiltshire, they recycle the semi-precious components of their old iPhone 5s into something with a lasting feel.
The ring is made from the speakers and microphones of the handset that the couple uses to whisper sweet words to each other, the cameras that they used for selfies and video chats when living separately, and a 9kt gold band made with using the circuit boards that those phones kept alive.
James Lawrence, 24, and Hayley Orchard, 26, got engaged with a ring made from their recycled iPhone 5s
The engagement ring was made using the camera & # 39; s, speakers, motherboard and sim card from James and Hayley & # 39; s iPhone 5s mobile phones, while the band was cast in 9kt gold from the smartphones motherboard
The new fiancee Lawrence said: & I met my fiancee Hayley at Tinder and soon realized that she was the one for me.
& # 39; The basis of our relationship is laid by sharing messages every day for hours and making long phone calls every night before bedtime.
& # 39; Those foundations turned into a home 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.
& # 39; Hayley thought the ring looked beautiful and seized the opportunity to show all her friends, she couldn't be happier with the sentiment. & # 39;
The proposal is considered the first of its kind and was made possible by O2 Recycle
The proposal is considered the first of its kind and was made possible by O2 Recycle who created the ring together with bespoke sustainable jeweler Lylie & # 39; s to celebrate his 10th birthday.
Nicola Green, Director of Corporate Affairs at O2, said: & # 39; Since 2009, O2 Recycle has saved 450 tons of waste in landfill – that is the equivalent of thirty-five London buses being recycled and more than £ 225 million returned to environmentally conscious customers .
& # 39; 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've finished it. & # 39;
In a survey of 2,022 millennials in the UK, two out of five believed that their relationship would crumble without their smartphones to keep them in touch with their other half.
A camera that once helped the couple connect through a video call now has a prominent place in Hayley's hand
James with the unique ring for the proposal. The thoughtful ring will help remind the couple at the start of their relationship
The couple celebrates the engagement with a glass of sparkle. Half of environmentally conscious generation Y claims they want to recycle their engagement rings
Another 73 percent of those surveyed said they trusted their smartphone to meet potential suitors – and 30 percent said they were looking for someone to marry instead of an informal relationship.
The survey found that more than a quarter of the millennials spoke to their loved ones on the phone more than they did in person, with the average millennial text messages and calling their partner during three hours of the day.
Because half of the environmentally conscious generation Y claims that they want to recycle their engagement rings, this can be a solution when re-using the hard-to-recycle components from our technology-filled lives.
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