October 2011: Natasha and Ben make their own wedding rings

June 07, 2012

On Saturday 29th October Ben and Natasha joined me in the jewellery making studio to make their wedding rings. Although they had no previous experience of working in metal, they both made wonderful rings. They made each others, with Natasha making a 6mm 9k white gold band whilst Ben made a 2mm palladium band. It was really enjoyable day and over lunch we could compare chicken keeping experiences; so I learnt new things too!

Here are some images form their day:

9k white gold and palladium wire.

Using pliers to shape the metal into a ring shape.

Trying the rings to get the right size.

Made to the right size, and marked ready to cut with the piercing saw.

Adding solder to the ring.

Hammering the ring to make it round.

Filing and buffing the rings to remove any marks.

Will you marry me?

The finished rings, the palladium is polished while the white gold is matt.

Find out more about making your own wedding rings.

Ring sizing

Standard designs

Sue makes rings to the size you 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 online or via bank transfer).
  2. You (the customer) ensure it is 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.

After 14 days: Sue will happily resize but at a cost based on the time needed to fulfil the work plus postage. Sue can quote for any work before you return the ring.

Commissioned designs

Any item made just for you, that is not one of Sue's standard designs: You (the customer) need to ensure the size is correct before Sue commences any work. If your order doesn't fit, Sue may be able to resize for you depending on the design and stones used. There may well be a charge involved due to the complexity of the design and for working with stones that where not supplied by Sue which may be difficult to work with. Contact Sue to discuss if it is possible and she can let you know the cost involved, including postage.

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.