Create Your Own Wedding Ring in East Sussex
Create Your Own Wedding Ring with Nick Kellett. What better gift to give your loved one on the most special day of your life than a wedding band made by yourself. Here in my studio workshop you will have me, a master jeweller, to accompany you all day and help you realise your wedding rings from design through to creation.
10.30am – Arrive at the workshop, have a tea or coffee and discuss design ideas.
We will begin your creations by melting your metal using gas and oxygen torches, we pour the molten metal into an ingot mould to form a rough bar.
* please note that if you choose platinum for your rings we are unable to start from with the melting process as the temperatures involved with platinum make this impractical.
** the widest ‘d’ or court profile we can make from a metal melt process will be 5mm.
Next we will mill the metal out through rolling mills to form the basic shape for your rings profile. The next step will be to cut the metal to the desired length required for the ring and bend it into a ring shape.
We will solder the two ends together to make our continuous band.
File and Buff
We file off any surplus solder and generally shape the ring and then buff it to add the final shape and prepare it for its final polish.
To finish the ring we polish it on a buffing wheel to give it a high lustre.
A celebratory glass of fizz will seal the hard work, we usuallly finish around 3 – 4pm.
After completion, the rings have to be sent to the London Assay Office for metal finness testing and hallmarking, this usually takes about 7 working days. (unless specifically requested hallmarking is not carried out on silver or if you supply your own metal, extra charges apply.)
A complimentary photo album momento of your experience will be ready for collection with the rings.
£300 per couple.
Drinks and a light lunch included.
Materials are charged at the below prices per gram and will be payable when the rings are hallmarked and ready for collection/delivery.
The average wedding band weighs between 3 – 7 grams depending on the metal chosen.
- 9 carat gold – £40
- 18ct yellow gold – £82
- £18ct white gold – £88
- platinum – £88
- silver – £10.00
*prices correct as at 7th January 2019, *subject to change with metal price fluctuations