On Friday 16th September Caroline and Tom spent the day in the studio with me making their wedding rings. They were very enthusiastic and excited students who loved the whole process. They made each others rings, so Caroline had the tougher job of turning 5mm platinum wire into a beautiful wedding band. Tom did a fantastic job making Caroline's ring, even using the small offcuts of platinum from his ring to make Caroline a beautiful little pair of stud earrings!
Here are some of the images from their day in the studio.
5mm platinum and 2mm 18k gold wires
Annealing the wire
Shaping the metal to form a circle, and checking it for size.
Tom assisting Caroline!
Cutting through the over lap to ensure a good join is made ready for soldering
Adding the platinum solder
Once soldered Tom and Caroline hammered the rings to make them round and flat
The final polish!
Platinum requires a lot more work to get a high polish, and Caroline persevered and gave the ring a perfect polish!
"And finally - the finished rings!
If for any reason you don’t love your piece of Sue Lane jewellery it can be returned within 14 days of purchase providing it is unworn and in it’s original packaging and a full refund will be given.
All items must be returned via a fully insured delivery service. I (Sue Lane) am not responsible for the delivery costs of returned items or for lost or damaged items whilst in transit.
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:
Please do contact me before returning any 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 a fully insured delivery service. I (Sue Lane) am not responsible for the delivery costs of returning a ring for re-sizing or for lost or damaged rings whilst in transit.)
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.
If you are not sure of your ring size, please contact Sue. We can arrange your order and then post out a free ring sizer to you. You then simply call or email with the measurement.
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