Make Your Wedding Rings
Congratulations you are getting married!
Make your special day truly amazing by coming along to London Jewellery School to make your own wedding rings. We have a fully trained, professional jeweller who will guide you and support you through making your own, personal rings in our dedicated private tuition workshop.
Dates: by appointment only (please note it is advisable to book at least 5 months in advance for a date of your choice)
Time: 10-5pm for a day or two evenings 6-9pm (not including weekends)
Price: £550 (including VAT) per couple plus materials
Tutors: Hayley Kruger, Sophie Arnott and Helen Walls
Venue: London Jewellery School, Ground Floor (Rear) South Studio, New House, 67-68 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8JY.
What our couples say...
Here is what some of our previous happy customers have said about the wedding rings workshop:
Had an amazing day and love our rings thanks so much!'
(Richard and Helen Kensel)
'The tutors are friendly the place is lovely and our wedding rings are amazing - we will never forget this day and I am so proud of us for making our own rings!'
(Amy and Chris Downham)
'It is such a good idea and I am so glad I found you. We will definitely be recommending you to all our friends when they get married. Not only do we have two lovely rings but they are so personal and special because we made them - Thanks again'
(Ariel and Kieran Nash)
'We had a wonderful day making our rings - superb! Really pleased with them' (Jody Shilliday)
Make your own Wedding Rings - What could be more romantic?
Come as a couple and make each others rings and together, you will have the tutor’s undivided attention, because the class is just for one couple. At the end of the day your rings will be sent off to be hallmarked, have any engraving or stones added (extra costs may be involved). Your rings will then be presented to you in a lovely ring box all ready for your big day.
Upon booking, you will have an initial consultation where you can choose your ring size, shape and metal. There are a whole range of materials to choose from including silver, gold, white gold, red gold and palladium (which is very similar to platinum). There are also a whole range of different shapes and finishes.
We will then order your materials and book your class date. All you have to do is turn up and make a beautiful ring. We will even throw in a bottle of bubbly for you to take home and celebrate with!
This truly is a wonderful chance to have a special keepsake that will last a lifetime - just like your partnership. The class is open to anyone and you don't need to have any previous experience.
This is a 1 day class but can also be taken over 2 evenings.
The Making Process:
Your metal will arrive as either a length of wire or a strip of sheet metal which you will throughout the day turn into beautifully handcrafted, professional rings.
Here is how it's done...
1. Heat the metal using a blow torch - You will use the torch to heat up the metal, this process is called 'annealing' and it makes the metal easier to bend.
2. Shape the metal into a ring shape using a hammer and hand tools - Here you will use your almighty strength to bend the metal around a steel rod to make it ring shaped.
3. Using a saw, you will cut the metal to size - You and your partner will sit at a professional jewellers bench and saw through the metal to make your rings the perfect size.
4. Solder the join together - using a torch you will solder the two ends of your ring together.
5. Clean-Up - Here you dip the ring in a mild acid solution to remove any dirt and oxidisation from the soldering.
5. File the ring - Back to the jewellery bench to file any extra bits of solder away and make the ring nice and tidy.
6. Shape the ring - You will then use the mallet to give a final shape to your ring
7. Polish the ring - Last but not least you will use a specially designed polishing motor to give your rings a brilliant shine or if you prefer, a matt finish.
All that's left for you to do is walk down the isle!
The price of this wedding ring class is £550 (inc. VAT) for both of you which includes your use of our studios for the day, a world-class jeweller to support and guide you through the process, hallmarking of your rings and a nice bottle of bubbly to take home with you.
You will need to pay for the cost of your materials on top of this.
It is difficult to predict the cost of your materials as it depends on the size, weight, shape and metal of your ring - we will give you a quote price for your ring following your consultation.
Extra costs: You can add extras to your rings such as engraving or having stones set. This is all done after the rings are made and we will always give you a quote and make sure you are happy with it before getting any extras done. Below is a rough guide to prices of popular extras;
Engraving: For a standard name, date and/or sort message (usually on the inside of the ring) the price is approx. £38 per ring
Stone Setting: This will depend on the stone price but for a small simple diamond usually approx. £100 per stone. For large stones we can show you a range and quote a price based on your requirements.
Booking your day couldn't be easier, simply contact us with dates you are available, we will find you a tutor and get back to you to confirm your class. We take the class payment (of £550 inc. VAT) upon booking of your class.
Once your class is booked in, we will invite you in for a consultation which takes approx. 1 hour. They are held in our studios at a time to suit you and give you the chance to meet with your tutor and to discuss what you would like to make, the shapes and size or your rings etc.. and to answer any questions you may have. This needs to be at least 1 week before your class date to ensure that we have plenty of time to order in required materials.
After this consultation we take the second payment which is your material costs as outlined above.
We will then order in all the materials for your class and all you have to do is turn up on the day and make your lovely rings!
If you are having any engraving or stones etc... this is paid for and carried out after your class day.
If you have any questions about the pricing or booking process please do give us a call on 0203 176 0546 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Note: Our classes are suitable for those aged 16 and over & for health and safety reasons, all students need to wear closed toe shoes when coming to the workshop. If you have any access requirements, please contact us before booking a course. And due to our small class sizes we are unable to offer transfers or refunds on our courses once booked. Please make sure you can make the date before booking. Thanks LJS x