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 with the melting process as the temperatures involved with platinum make this impractical. We will therefore make your rings from a preformed piece of platinum bar.
** the widest ‘d’ or court profile we can make from a metal melt process will be 4.5 – 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.
“We booked a wedding ring making day with Nick that we had this past Saturday, and on writing this review the following Monday we both still can’t stop talking about it! We really can’t write a good enough review. It was great fun sitting down on arrival and planning the bands we were going to make over cookies and a welcome drink. Nick and his wife were amazingly friendly and really helped us feel excited about the process of making our own rings. The morning was spent introducing us to some of the techniques, and making the basic shape of our rings. It was totally fascinating! After a few hours we broke for lunch and had a huge ploughman’s buffet waiting for us, which was totally unexpected! The afternoon was then spent learning techniques to finish the rings off. We were each provided with a workstation and just the right level of instructions so that we could complete each step under supervision. The whole thing was actually really therapeutic, as it involves concentrating – but is hugely satisfying when you see the progress happening.
At the end, we were both staggered at how good our rings look and couldn’t stop staring at them as we enjoyed a celebratory glass of champagne with Nick and his wife!
Sadly, the time came where we had to part with the rings for a while as Nick has to send them to the hallmark office in London to be hallmarked and made official before we’re able to collect them! We can’t wait to get them back, and equally can’t recommend this whole day highly enough to others, it really was amazing and SO much better than simply buying a wedding ring over the counter. On our wedding day we’ll both remember the work that has gone into making our rings when we exchange them, and that will make it that bit more special again!”
£300 per couple.
Drinks and a light lunch included.
Materials are charged at the prices below, 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.
- 9ct yellow gold – £61.87 per gram.
- 9ct white gold – £64.32 per gram.
- 18ct yellow gold – £126.43 per gram.
- 18ct white gold – £147.98 per gram.
- platinum – £115.00 per gram.
- silver – £3.00 per gram *hallmarking fees are applied for silver if required – £35.
*prices correct as at 9th March 2022, *subject to change with metal price fluctuations
**please beware that the access to the house and workshop is up a series of quite steep steps.