Make your own wedding ring

Alongside our master goldsmith, you can be involved in every step of the process, from creating red hot gold, shaping, soldering, polishing and finishing.

Costs start at £400 plus materials, you're very welcome to get in touch and discuss your ideas.

Making something new from inherited pieces is a task we very much enjoy here in the workshop, it mixes metallurgy, chemistry, physics, math, years of experience and art to create a whole new piece of jewellery.


Step by Step

Step by Step

Here we illustrate, step by step, taking 3 heirloom gold rings and creating a brand new piece for our client to enjoy.

Here we illustrate, step by step, taking 3 heirloom gold rings and creating a brand new piece for our client to enjoy.

The  Raw Materials

3 Rings, 2 in 9 carat gold, 1 in 22 carat handed down by our customers parents. The project is to create 1 new piece to wear and enjoy.

The Raw Materials
Melting the gold

Each item is sorted by its gold type and melted in a crucible.

The Melt
Red Hot Gold

A red hot gold nugget, not something you see very often in a jewellers.

Red Hot Gold
9 and 18 carat gold nuggets

2 nugget's of gold, notice the 9 carat piece, you can see the alloys originally mixed with the gold rising to the surface.

9 and 18 carat gold nuggets
Rolling the gold

One nugget being processed in our hydraulic rolling mill, creating the next step.

Rolling the gold
Ready to shape

The first length of gold bullion being made ready for initial shaping.

Ready to shape
Initial size and shaping

Being shaped on a ring stick for sizing.

Initial size and shaping
Preparing the join

Preparing to make a join and make a ring.

Preparing the join
Gold Soldering

We then use some gold to bridge the gap and solder the join.

Gold Soldering
The first ring

The first of the 3 soldered rings prior to shaping, polishing and joining.

The first ring
3 Bands on the bench

The 3 items ready for joining, notice the centre piece which is the more pure 22 carat gold and a deeper, richer colour.

3 Bands
3 bands joined as one

Joined and ready for the next stage, polishing.

Joined as one
Gold Polishing

Using a high speed brush and a range of compounds starts the polishing process.

Polishing
The Final Piece

The finished piece, ready for hallmarking.

The Final Piece
Ready for the big day

Ready for the big day.

All Done
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