Ideas And Inspiration For Your Contemporary Wedding Rings / Bands...

Ideas and inspiration for your contemporary wedding rings / bands
I make your wedding rings using my own hands with care and attention to every detail here in my rural Herefordshire jewellery workshop. I know that your wedding rings are so important to you, and every piece of jewellery that I make means something to me too!

Wedding rings today are interpreted in many different ways, which makes my job as a contemporary jewellery designer so wonderful and creative. Here are a couple of my favourite contemporary wedding rings from my website...

Sue x.

Contemporary wedding rings - multi band and linked rings

Over the last 20 years I have become renown for my collection of multi band, linked contemporary rings. They grew out of my desire to celebrate marriage and reflect the symbolism of marriage by joining the band together forever too. Here I highlight a few of my all-time modern classics. They are lovely weighted wedding rings, not too heavy and perfect for everyday wear...

Multi band wedding ring - handmade in Hereford, Herefordshire by Sue Lane contemporary jewellery designer.Multi banded wedding ring - handmade in Hereford, Herefordshire by Sue Lane contemporary jewellery designer.
Multi banded wedding ring - handmade in Hereford, Herefordshire by Sue Lane contemporary jewellery designer.Silver and 18ct gold ring - contemporary, unique and bespoke wedding ring - Sue Lane.

Diamonds and double banded wedding rings

Also why not add a diamonds or two. My diamond and double banded wedding rings are particularly symbolic when clients want to wear just one ring, rather than separate wedding and engagement rings. If you are looking to combine a wedding and engagement rings into one ring, these tick the box perfectly...

Another one my my classic ring designs. A platinum and diamond contemporary ring.Two band contemporary wedding ring in 18ct white and yellow gold.

Diamond wedding rings / bands

Adding diamonds to a simple wedding band, for men and women is a big trend. A traditional style and width band can be made more sparkly by adding a scatter of tiny diamonds. These are two of my favourites...

Platinum and diamond engagement, wedding or eternity ring - contemporary and unique.18ct gold and diamond eternity ring, wedding ring, or engagement ring, handmade by Sue Lane.

Contemporary silver wedding rings

Last but not least, I'm going to mention contemporary silver wedding rings. I am often asked; can silver be used for a wedding ring? The short answer is yes. For some, they love silver, it is the whitest (naturally occurring) and brightest of all precious metals, and it is considerably cheaper. Saying "I do" does not have to cost the earth, so with that in mind, here are my thoughts for silver.

The first image below is a slightly heavier weight silver ring which will fair much better over time, so perhaps a hammered silver ring would fit the bill for you. The second image is a finer wedding ring, but still has enough solidity to last a life time...

Contemporary silver wedding ring, handmade, unique, Sue Lane.Contemporary wedding ring band for men or women - handmade by Sue Lane in Hereford.

Of course, diamonds can be added too. I would always advise to just keep the diamonds to the top of the band. The back of the ring has the most wear, and with silver being a fraction softer than other metals, there is a chance over time they can loosen and come out. These two options would be perfect...

A modern contemporary silver and diamond ring that would make a beautiful wedding ring, unique engagement ring or stack it alongside your own collection of rings.A modern contemporary silver and diamond ring that would make a beautiful wedding ring, unique engagement ring or bespoke eternity ring.

Traditional wedding bands

A traditional wedding band / ring is still as wonderful as always, and a simple band of metal that represents the love between two people is not to be underrated. Here are four of my favourites...

Traditional wedding ring / band handmade by Sue Lane in Hereford, Herefordshire.Traditional, plain, wedding band, ring - handmade in Hereford, Herefordshire by Sue Lane contemporary jewellery designer.Traditional, plain, wedding band, ring - handmade in Hereford, Herefordshire by Sue Lane contemporary jewellery designer.A contemporary matt 18ct white gold wedding ring for a man or woman, handmade to your size and required finish.

Why buy from an independent contemporary jewellery designer and maker?

Contemporary wedding rings / bands maker and designer Sue Lane in her jewellery making studio.

I'd love to highlight just a few reasons you might like to buy from an independent jewellery designer and maker rather than a large chainstore. Buying wedding rings from me means that you get rings that are perfect for you. Sizing is the largest concern for most clients. There are so many ways of sizing a ring, for example; a wide band measures differently to a thin band, different band profiles will feel slightly different etc. If you order a ring from me, and you are not 100% sure what size you require, I can send you a couple of silver samples. This way you can wear them at home to test in different conditions (when you are hot or cold, in the morning or evening etc. can all have an impact on your rings size). This it the best way to make sure the rings are the perfect size and a service you are unlikely to get on the high street. You simply return the samples and I make you weddings for you.

Commissioning your wedding rings

Commissioning your wedding rings bands with Sue Lane

Don't forget any of my contemporary rings can be commissioned / customised to your exact needs by commissioning Sue to make your wedding rings.

If you can't see exactly the style you have in mind, do get in touch. I will happily quote for you for other profiles and metals. Particularly for ladies trying to find bands to match with their engagement ring; do email some images and I can try my best to match the shape.

Remodelling, repurposing, recycling your jewellery

Remodelling, repurposing, recycling your jewellery

Also if you have family wedding rings, they too can be repurposed / remodelled and used to make your own wedding rings. Have a look at some recent pieces I have made on my jewellery remodelling page, just a few to highlight are examples 40, 41, 45, 47 and 53.

And if you wedding ring size does need to change in time...

Once your rings are made and you have received them, my commitment to you doesn't end there! If they still need a size tweak at anytime in the future, I will happily resize them. I ask for you to cover the return postage and there is just a small charge of normally around £30 depending on how much of an adjustment is needed. I'll even give them a quick polish too!

What if you damage your contemporary wedding ring?

Of course, sometimes things happen we don't expect; perhaps the ring gets caught, or is damaged, or even has to be cut off through pregnancy or an accident (I have seen rings is some very sad states!) but I am always here to repair, adjust, tweak and bring them back to their former glory. Metal can be very forgiving!

Thanks so much for reading!

If you have any questions about my contemporary wedding rings, please do just get in touch! Sue x.

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.