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Wedding ring workshops

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 will have private use of my jewellery making workshop, based on the second floor at 75 New Street.  My workshop is in the historic city centre of Salisbury, just around the corner from the High Street entrance to Salisbury Cathedral Close. The lovely four-storey building is also home to a contemporary jewellery gallery and another jeweller, a ground floor gallery shop and a first floor consultation space.

In the morning you will make a pair of practise rings in sterling silver so you can learn to cut, shape and solder your rings before making the real wedding rings. Your practise silver rings will be made the same size as your wedding rings, so you can keep them as a reserve pair - perfect for holidays, travelling and situations where you want to protect your wedding rings.  This gives you a chance to familiarise yourselves will all the tools and processes before making your forever rings.

Then you will put your new skills to work and start making your wedding rings.  After lunch you will file, sand and polish until you have a perfect professional looking ring.  The following day your rings will be sent off to be assayed and hallmarked at the London Assay Office.  Your rings will then be presented to you in a lovely ring box, ready for your big day.

You don’t need any previous experience to be able to make your own beautiful wedding rings. All the rings shown on this page were made by couples with no previous experience. A simple plain band can be made in a day by a complete beginner.  A day class runs from 9:30 – 4:00, and can be booked on a day to suit you (weekends available). If you would like to make something more unusual or ornate, you may need more than one day – get in touch with your ideas.

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

 Wedding ring workshop

Before booking your class we will discuss the shape, size and metal of your wedding rings (at my Salisbury studio or by phone/email if you live further away).  You can make your rings in 9ct gold or 18ct gold (yellow, white and rose) , platinum, palladium or sterling silver. Gold and silver rings can be made up to 10mm wide and platinum rings can be made up to 5mm wide.  There are a wide range of shapes and finishes to choose from.  There's some information on these options here I will then book your class and order all the materials needed.  I take photographs throughout the day to record your experience, which will be emailed to you after the workshop. These can make a really unique addition to your album.

 

Wedding ring workshop benches

It costs £250 per couple for exclusive use of the workshop for the day - this includes your pair of sterling silver rings, and all tools and expertise needed on the day.  In addition to this is the cost of the raw materials for your wedding rings, which varies depending on the metals chosen.

I advise booking the workshop at least one month before your wedding to allow plenty of time for hallmarking and stress-free collection afterwards.

Below are examples of material costs for a 3mm wide x 2.0mm thick heavy weight court ring in a size N.

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 March 2021.

9ct yellow / rose gold £170. 

9ct white gold £190.

18ct yellow / rose gold £440. 

18ct white gold £600.

Platinum £670

 

I am also able to melt down and refine gold from sentimental and inherited jewellery for you to use. Depending on the level of refining needed, this usually costs £250.

If you’d like to make your ring even more special, I can arrange additional details to be added after your workshop such as engraving and stone setting.

 

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

 

BOOKING YOUR WEDDING RING WORKSHOP

If you already know the details of the rings you'd like to make, you can fill out this form for a current materials quote.

If you don't know yet, you can schedule a free consultation below to discuss your wedding ring workshop at 75 New Street, Salisbury.

If you're not local you can order a free wedding ring sizing kit to be posted to you here and then schedule a follow up chat by Zoom / email below.

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT OR WORKSHOP

 

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Testimonials.... 

Some kind words from lovely past couples who've made their wedding rings with me.  

Make your own wedding rings in platinum

"Working with Elinor was such a dream!! So professional - she's thought of absolutely everything. My partner and I weren't sure it would be possible to make such high quality rings, but Elinor's a thorough and patient teacher. She strikes the perfect balance of guiding you through the process without taking over, but can also help to correct any little mistakes you make along the way. You will absolutely love whatever you make with her. Aside from how beautiful our rings turned out, it was such a fun way to spend a day! We also love that she uses recycled metals and has a strong focus on sustainability."  Katie & Owen

 

Make your own wedding rings
"We had such a fantastic day making our wedding rings in Ellie's awesome workshop.  Ellie was so lovely and easy-going throughout the whole process, from the initial inquiry to the day itself, always quick to respond and offering as many options as possible.  learning to make our wedding bands in such a relaxed environment from such a patient and calm teacher was brilliant fun.  It was a pleasure to send the day in Ellie's friendly company and so exciting to make each other's rings.  We love our practise rings as much as our real wedding bands and still can't believe that they came out looking so professional and perfect!  The whole experience was so special, and we will treasure the memories of the day as much as we do our beautiful ring."  Jude & Rhob

 

Make your own wedding rings

"We travelled down from Liverpool to Salisbury to attend our wedding ring workshop with Ellie, and it was well worth the effort. We are over the moon with the result, and the only disappointment is that we have to wait a few months before we can wear them!  Ellie was very communicative right from the initial enquiry. She sent through additional information almost as soon as we requested it, and talked through the process with us via Zoom ahead of the workshop day itself, which was a great help.
We made our silver practice rings in the morning, and she talked through each step clearly before we attempted it ourselves. Then, in the afternoon when we moved onto our gold rings, she was always on hand to make sure we got the best possible results.  We really are delighted with the results, and I'd highly recommend her services to anyone who's considering making their wedding rings a little bit more special."  Ollie & Lauren

 

Make your own wedding rings

"Elinor is an absolutely lovely woman who made my partner and I feel so comfortable when making our wedding rings. Her workshop is one of a kind and unique, I would recommend to anyone looking to make their rings that they do it. We toyed with the idea for weeks, but it was so worth it. Nothing was too much effort for Elinor and she made sure (despite how much we messed up 😂) we had professional, shiny and pretty looking rings. I could not recommend Elinor and her workshop enough."  Gemma & Callum

 

Make your wedding rings

"I was nervous about todays wedding ring workshop but Elinor quickly made me feel at ease in a relaxed and friendly environment. Anybody wanting first class service and a friendly knowledgeable jeweller should definitely go and see Elinor. I won't be using anyone else in future for any of our jewellery needs she is simply the best. Thanks again." Rich

You can read more reviews online here.