The studio has been busy with wedding ring making workshops recently, as couples prepare for their upcoming weddings this summer and autumn, taking a day out from the wedding planning and spending a quiet day together making their wedding rings.
In May, Tom and Francesca travelled up from London to make their classic D profile wedding rings in 18ct yellow gold. They made each other's rings, and they opted to personalise their rings using letter stamping on the inside. After completing their wedding rings on the day, they were sent off to Birmingham Assay Office for hallmarking. Tom called in to collect the rings once they were hallmarked (it usually takes about 7-10 days for rings to be hallmarked). 18ct yellow gold is a stunning metal to work with, and their finished rings look beautiful.
Tom and Fran are both musicians, and as with many of the couples who come to make jewellery with me, they came with no related experience, and they absolutely loved discovering and learning how to make jewellery for the day. They are now busy with live gigs over the summer, with Tom playing Glastonbury (check out his music at http://www.tombright.co.uk/) and looking forward to their wedding in Italy in October.
This is what they had to say about their day making their wedding rings:
"We had the most amazing day with Louise. From the moment we reached out to her to the moment we picked up our personalised, finalised, hallmarked rings, she was incredibly professional, welcoming, friendly and did everything she could to make the experience as special as possible. Would highly recommend to anyone approaching their big day. You really can't put a price on these memories! Five star!!"
They started with 18ct yellow gold wire
Personalising the inside of the rings with letter and number stamps
Tom & Fran filing the ends of the gold wire gold flat
Rings formed, ready to solder
Polishing the finished ring
Tom & Fran standing at the doorway of the studio, holding their beautiful finished wedding rings