How we made our wedding rings!

July 11, 2012  •  1 Comment

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Hi Everyone! Hope you are well.. Thought I would share with you how Laura and I made our wedding rings! Yes you can actually making your wedding rings and it was one of the most amazing things I have ever done. My now wife Laura has a relative called Simon Lewis, and he runs a jewellers www.thediamondshop.co.uk/about/index.htm and www.weddingringworkshop.co.uk in Hatton Garden London. Back in 2011 Laura and I visited Simon in his wonderful workshop. It has LOADS of tools that would keep any shed happy man entertained and his staff are very friendly. After an initial visit and design consultation, Simon invited us to come back a couple of months later to start making the rings.

This is the story in pictures as to how we made them! I hope you enjoy!

 

Once upon a time there was a single sheet of gold...

 

It was then melted down.....
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...and poured into a mould
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This is the beginnings of my ring which Laura will make...
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...the off cuts are not wasted, they are used again and put towards making Lauras ring
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This is the start of Laura's ring which im making...
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...and this is the beginnings of Lauras ring!
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Rolling the gold to the right dimensions...
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The rings were struck into a circle, trimmed then bent so the ends came together. They were then soldered together...
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This machine compresses the ring to the right size, just enough room to fit over my chubby finger on the day!
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Lauras ring against her engagement ring, getting there!
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Simon the Diamond Geeza helping put the shape into Lauras ring...
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A quick polish up!
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Job done! Absolutely amazing day, now over to the experts to fit the stones... Cheers! 
 
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The date of our wedding was inscribed into both rings...
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My father Barrie passed away in 2004 and we decided to put 'DAD' in my ring as a memory of him...
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The finished article! I would recommend doing this to any couple getting married, it makes the rings so much more personal and its great fun doing it at the same time...
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Trish Allum(non-registered)
I think this a wonderful idea, I was particularly interested because I love making jewellery, I did a silver class a few years ago, which I thought was amazing, just a bit too expensive for me to continue, I did make two rings and a pendant though.
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