Make your own wedding rings

You can make your own wedding rings for a truly personal and memorable experience.  You will be guided and supported through every stage of making your own rings to guarantee they will look amazing at the end of the day.

You can make your rings in 9ct or 18ct gold (yellow, white and rose), platinum, palladium or silver.

What to expect

In the morning you will make a pair of practise rings in sterling silver before making your real wedding rings. This gives you a chance to familiarise yourselves will all the tools and processes first. Then you will put your new skills to work and start making your wedding rings. 

You'll have an hour break for lunch so you can visit one of the lovely cafes, pubs or restaurants in town. After lunch you will sand and polish the rings until you have a beautiful professional looking ring. 

The following day your rings will be sent off to be assayed and hallmarked at the Birmingham Assay Office.  Your rings will then be presented to you in a lovely ring box, ready for your big day.

I take photographs throughout the day to record your experience. These can make a really unique addition to your photo album.

You don’t need any previous experience to be able to make your own beautiful wedding rings.

What can I make?

You can make your rings in 9ct or 18ct gold (yellow, white and rose), platinum, palladium or sterling silver. All gold and silver used is fully recycled.  Read more about choosing your wedding rings here.

Gold and silver rings can be made up to 10mm wide and platinum rings can be made up to 6mm wide.  

You can also make shaped wedding rings to fit around your engagement ring.

There are a wide range of shapes and finishes to choose from.  There's some information on different designs here and you can see a selection of rings made on previous workshops in the Gallery.

Workshop Pricing

A day workshop costs £350. The day starts at 10:00am and finishes between 3:00 and 4:00pm, and can be booked on a day to suit you (Saturdays available).

I can also run longer workshops for more advanced rings (such as shaped rings to fit around your engagement ring, two tone gold, grooves, a stamped message inside).  Longer workshops may only require an additional 1-2 hours (charged at £50 per hour) or for more complicated designs I can also run 2-day workshops. 

In addition to the workshop cost is the cost of the raw materials for your wedding rings, which varies depending on the metals chosen.

Below are examples of material costs for average sized rings. The finger size, ring weight and profile shape greatly affect the cost of the ring, as does the metal price which changes daily.  These prices were calculated in April 2024.

3mm wide x 1.7mm thick medium weight court ring in a size M.
9ct gold - yellow / rose gold £230, white gold £260.
18ct gold - yellow / rose gold £560, white gold £630.
Platinum £470.
5mm wide x 1.9mm thick medium weight court ring in a size S.
9ct gold - yellow / rose gold £470, white gold £530.
18ct gold - yellow / rose gold £960, white gold £1330.
Platinum £940.

Your questions answered


Do we need experience?

You don't need any experience at all. You will be guided through every stage of making your rings to make sure you have a fun, relaxed day and still finish with a pair of beautiful rings. I will be here to help as little or as much as you like.

Have a look at the examples in the gallery, all made by couples with no prior experience.

Where will we make our rings?

You will have private use of my jewellery making workshop in Salisbury city centre.  The workshop is just a couple of doors down from the historic Poultry Cross and overlooking the Market Square. The building has a beautiful historic interior with 17th century wooden panelling and lots of lovely period features.  There is a ground floor lobby with stairs leading up to the workshop, consultation space and shop on the first floor.   

Salisbury is a beautiful medieval city steeped in history, surrounded by gorgeous countryside and interesting places to visit - why not make a trip of it and visit for a couple of days? Visit Salisbury

Can the rings be engraved?

A date, initials or short message can be engraved on the inside of most rings by laser at additional cost. Some designs are too slim or textured making them unsuitable. If you’d like engraving, a suitable width and design can be chosen. You can choose any font or your own handwriting can even be replicated.

Engraving requires an additional 2-3 weeks after the workshop.

Can diamonds and gemstones be added?

If you’d like to make your ring even more special, I can add diamonds and gemstones to the rings afterwards in a variety of setting styles. Stone setting requires an additional 2-6 weeks after the workshop..

Will there be refreshments?

There will be tea, coffee, cordials and biscuits provided on the day. We'll take an hour break for lunch so you can visit one of the lovely cafes, pubs or restaurants in Salisbury. The workshop is in right in the city centre so everything is close by.

When should we book our workshop?

I advise booking the workshop at least one month before your wedding to allow plenty of time for hallmarking and stress-free collection afterwards. If you require a Saturday workshop you will likely need to book at least 2 months in advance. 

Have you got any examples to inspire us?

Please see the Wedding Ring Workshops Gallery for photos of rings made on previous workshops.

The description for each image will tell you if the rings were made on a standard workshop or a longer workshop.

Book a workshop

Before booking your workshop we’ll need to have a chat to discuss the shape, size and metal of your wedding rings.

You can schedule a free consultation below to come and talk through all the options and try on some samples. This can be in person at my workshop in Salisbury, or at home over Zoom.

If you're not local you can order a wedding ring sizing kit to be posted to you before your remote call here (please allow a week for it to arrive).

Following our chat I will email you with a quote for your rings and available dates for your workshop.