Make your own wedding rings cast using Cornish sea sand and recycled gold or silver
This is your opportunity to make your own gold wedding rings in the gorgeous county of Cornwall using a handful of sand from your favourite beach. If Cornwall is special to you or you are getting married here, there can be no better way to include the essence of the county into your rings. You can also, of course, bring sand from any beach that is meaningful to you as long as it’s fine sand – no pebbles or grit please! The most important thing that it is fun and you don’t need to have had any previous experience.
Most of us care deeply about the environment and we like to recycle where we can, so this is a chance to bring along your own metal, if you have it. The only stipulation is that it needs to be hallmarked metal. If you prefer, you can use my metal for an extra charge.
Your rings can be as textured or as smooth as you would like and can also be made in various profiles and sizes. It is also possible to make completely smooth and shiny rings using a similar method but without the sand. You could even make one shiny and one sand textured. Please contact me to discuss your requirements before booking.
At my studio in West Cornwall you will receive up to 5 hours of my expert tuition and supervision in making your own silver or gold wedding or affirmation rings. You will be carving your ring in wax, or we may make the master from silver, which will then be used to make a mould from sand into which we will pour the molten metal (I do the actual pouring, for safety reasons, though you can melt the metal using a torch). The resulting rings will then need to be filed and refined by you to make them smooth on the inside and comfortable to wear.
This is the perfect gift for a couple preparing for their special day. How romantic to receive this experience from your future bride or groom as a gift! You could also buy this experience for yourself, a friend or relative.
THE PRICE IS FOR 2 PEOPLE
LOCATION: The location is Cornwall and the nearest railway station is Camborne, which is 5 minutes walking distance away. Ample parking is available on the road outside the studio or in the driveway.
DURATION: Up to 5hrs. The day starts at 10am and ends when you are happy with your finished rings.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
This experience includes 2 silver rings, measuring 2mm, 3mm, or 4mm wide. There is an additional supplement for making the rings in either 9ct or 18ct gold, unless you bring your own hallmarked gold. Alternative widths or shapes of rings available on request in advance of the day. If you would like your gold rings hallmarked, there is an additional charge of £50 for this.
Please allow at least 10 days for me to purchase the metals. If you are bringing your own gold, we will need approximately 10-15 grams per ring, depending on the width of ring you choose.
If your engagement ring is an unusual shape and you would like your wedding ring to fit around it, please send me a photo of your ring first to be sure it is possible. There may be an additional charge for a shaped ring which we can discuss when you make your booking. Please note that it is possible that we will not be able to engrave a personalised message on this type of ring due to the uneven shape. We won’t actually be sure until the ring is made but I will do my best to engrave where I can, if you would like this.
You will need to book your experience in advance and these usually take place at weekends, though other days may be available. You and your partner will have exclusive use of the studio on the day. Please wear comfortable clothing with no hanging scarves, etc. for safety reasons. Long hair should be tied back and you will need to wear closed in shoes to prevent any accidental burns to the feet. All tools and equipment are provided. Drinks and biscuits are provided for you to help yourself. This experience is unsuitable for those under the age of 16.To see approximate gold prices, please see below at the bottom of the page.
Approximate gold prices if you would like me to supply the gold. Most popular profiles, widths and carats are shown but if you prefer something different, please ask for a price.
9ct (yellow, rose or white)
2mm £120 each
3mm £184 each
4mm £246 each
6mm £350 each
18ct (yellow, rose or white)
2mm £340 each
3mm £481 each
4mm £644 each
6mm £960 each