Absolutely Weddings’ experts answer your wedding planning questions. Here, Daniel O’Farrell of Daniel Christopher Jewellers discusses how to make your own wedding bands
Q: We would like to do something special with our wedding bands. Can you advise?
Wedding rings are pieces of jewellery that you wear every day, so they have special significance. That’s why we began our make your own wedding rings workshop. It’s a romantic way to do something more personal – especially as couples invariably make each other’s rings.
“This wedding band workshop is the opportunity to create something with huge symbolic value”
You work under the expert tutelage of our master goldsmith and start by designing your ring – choosing width, shape and finish of the band. He then shows you how to create the ring and you use specialist goldsmith tools to shape the metal, solder the band then finish the ring. Once it’s been finished and polished, we send it to the Assay Office to be hallmarked.
We began offering the workshop because so many couples were fascinated by the process and this offers the opportunity to create something everlasting and with huge symbolic value. We charge a flat fee for use of the workshop, goldsmith time and all tools and practice materials. The cost of the bands depends on weight and metal you choose – we give a precise quote once your design is finalised. Couples love the experience, which includes refreshments, lunch and champagne to celebrate the making of your rings.
Daniel O’Farrell is co-head of Daniel Christopher Jewellery in London’s Hatton Garden, a long-established specialist in fine bespoke jewellery. To find out more about Daniel Christopher’s wedding band workshops, contact dcjewellery.com
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