Here at Meon Valley Studio, I offer couples the chance to come to the studio and make their own wedding rings with my expert guidance. It makes for a fantastic experience and a very romantic one at that, giving even more meaning to what are already hugely symbolic pieces of jewellery. Couples are always amazed at how professional their finished rings are, even when they have no previous experience in working with metal.
The wedding ring day would usually take just one day beginning at 10am and finishing at approximately 4pm. The day costs £350 plus the cost of the metal for the rings and hallmarking. Tea, coffee and a picnic-style lunch are provided. Because the metal is charged to you at cost, the total cost usually works out very similar to buying rings ‘off-the-shelf’, but of course you get the experience and the knowledge that the rings have been crafted by your own four hands! We can work in platinum, palladium, silver and all carats and colours of gold. You can also choose from many different surface finishes, shapes and designs, making your rings absolutely unique.
“Today we met the most wonderful and patient Olivia who helped us to make our wedding rings. She so very kindly accommodated us at relatively short notice and was so knowledgeable, so professional and so very lovely, you can't help leaving feeling you've made a friend. Making our wedding rings for each other was such an amazing experience, helped by such a lovely setting and lovely person. We can't recommend Olivia highly enough. Thank you.”
“We made each other wedding rings under Olivia's expert guidance. The results really suprised both of us - beforehand we had both half-expected to come away with something passable as jewellery - neither of us would have believed we could be shown how to make such beautiful rings. Not only were we amazed with the rings themselves, but also with Olivia's skills as a teacher. It's one thing to be a skilled craftswoman, quite another to teach people with absolutely no experience in goldsmithing. We would both very highly recommend this once in a lifetime experience - a really wonderful day for both of us.”