June 2010: Make your wedding rings

June 06, 2012

On 25th June 2010, Francis and Gemma spent a day in the studio with me making their wedding rings. We began with strips of 18k yellow gold oval wire, annealed, shaped, cut, soldered and polished and ended the day with two beautifully finished rings.


The starting point - 18k yellow gold wire.


Francis and Gemma starting to shape the rings with half round pliers.

Francis cutting through the metal to make a perfect joint for soldering.

Gemma cutting through the metal to make Francis' ring.

Trying for size!

Adding the solder

Preparing to solder the join together.

Gemma applying a matt finish to the ring.

The finished rings, Gemma has a polished finish while Francis has a matt finish.

More information about making your own wedding rings..

Ring sizing

Sue makes rings to the size your select when ordering. If the ring does not fit, then she will re-size the ring free of charge (once only) providing:

  1. You (the customer) pay £9 to cover Royal Mail Special Delivery costs for returning the ring to you (can be paid by cheque or back transfer).
  2. You (the customer) ensure it's returned within 14 days of delivery.

Please contact Sue before returning a ring for a re-size; it is so useful to have a discussion to help gauge how much adjustment is needed.

Please note: rings must be returned via Royal Mail Special Delivery and opting for the appropriate insurance option to cover the cost of the item. Sue Lane is not responsible for the delivery costs of returning a ring for re-sizing or for lost or damaged rings whilst in transit. For more details, please read our Returns Policy.

Sue will happily resize, refinish or repolish the ring at any time after the 14 days have expired, but at a cost based on the time needed to fulfil the work which Sue can quote before you return the ring.

Not sure of your ring size?

If you are not sure of your ring size, please contact Sue. She can arrange your order and then post out a free ring sizer to you. You then simply call or email with the measurement.