Make your own Wedding Rings with Jewellery Collective
Our wedding ring workshops have become such a popular option for couples that we decided to break it all down in this blog post for those of you that want to book but aren't sure about what is involved...
In this four hour workshop, we create a unique design from your gold of choice. This gold is pre-ordered so it's all waiting for you when you arrive at our bright, welcoming jewellery studio located in Nambour on the Sunshine Coast.
What design should I choose?
Many designs are possible, from classic wedding bands to unique wedding ring designs involving diamonds, engraving or a mix of metals. We use gold for our wedding band workshops as it's incredibly durable.
It's also the most non-reactive of all metals: it won't react with oxygen or most chemicals, meaning it won't tarnish, rust or perish. This makes it perfect for use in jewellery and high status objects which are intended to retain their value and finish indefinitely.
These are the most common types of gold used in wedding rings:
- White Gold (9 & 18ct)
- Yellow Gold (9 & 18ct)
- Rose Gold (9 & 18ct)
We can create the following ring shapes for you, so please let us know prior to your workshop:
What finish should I choose?
- Hammered or textured finish
- Matte satin finish
- Highly polished finish
What about gemstones?
We can add any design features, such as diamonds after the ring making process. Please allow approximately 2 weeks for this process.
If you require engraving, we will need to send it to our specialist engraver so we will need to check their turnaround time*or gemstones after you’ve finished making the rings (please allow approximately 2 weeks).
PLEASE NOTE: It is NOT possible for you to set your own gemstones. Jewellers need years of training and experience to set gemstones - it is a highly skilled process. It can also be a dangerous process with flying pieces of metal and sharp burrs and drills used. It is best to leave it to the professionals.
What to expect on the day of your workshop
Enjoy expert tuition by a jeweller, access to a fully equipped jewellery studio, lots of laughs and a beautiful experience that you will treasure forever.
On the day, you and your partner will make each others wedding bands from scratch, measuring, shaping and texturing (or polishing) your wedding rings to perfection.
We also provide morning tea, coffee and a glass of champagne on completion as well as a stack of fabulous photos & some video of you both creating your masterpieces.
Can I recycle my gold jewellery?
Yes, we can use your old gold in your new jewellery, but please take into consideration that we cannot mix two types of gold together, eg: 18ct and 9ct yellow gold.
We also cannot melt and roll out white gold as it tends to crack and split. We will need to use fresh white gold for your rings. We can offer you a credit towards your new gold at the scrap value rate for that day.
How much does new Gold cost for 2 wedding bands?
On average, the cost for two wedding rings starts at $800 - $1800 (depending on the metal that you choose).
To provide a quote on metal, we will need the following information:
- You and your partners ring size (any jeweller can measure you up)
- A idea of how wide and thick (in mm) you would like your rings to be eg: A standard men's wedding ring is usually about 4-6 mm wide and 2 mm thick) a woman's is approx 2mm wide by 1.5 mm thick
Please note that Gold prices fluctuate daily. We can provide you with an estimate, however this may change slightly depending on the gold prices on the day we order the metal from our metal merchant.
- If you require a fitted wedding band to complement your engagement ring, quite a lot more work is involved so we may not be able to complete this on the day, our in-house jeweller may need to do some additional work behind the scenes after our class finishes (please allow one week for us to get your ring finished)
- If you want to create a hammered finish, you will require a slightly thicker ring band as the hammering compresses the metal
Please note that we require a 50% deposit on the gold prior to you attending the workshop. The final balance will need to be paid the day before the workshop so we can just enjoy our day.
To make a booking, please email email@example.com or call Kimberley to have a chat on 0415 836 311.
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