Make your own wedding bands!
What could be more romantic than to make your own wedding bands, the symbols of your devotion to one another? Join us in our Portland, Oregon studio for a private session with Dan, a master jeweler, who will guide you through the process of making your own wedding rings.
Make Your Own sessions can be scheduled from September through February. We are unable to schedule these sessions for the spring and summer months.
The price for booking the studio and creating one or two simple or hammered bands is $950 + the cost of materials. The cost of materials will vary depending upon your choice of metal and the dimensions of your rings.
We currently offer two options to make your own wedding bands: hand forging or casting. Hand forging rings can be done in one day; casting rings is split into two half day sessions.
If hand forging your rings, you will roll out the ring stock, form & solder your rings, and finish them to your preference. You can see the process of hand forging by watching Dan make a platinum wedding ring in this video:
If casting your rings with the lost-wax-casting method, you will visit our studio for two half-day sessions rather than one full-day session. You will start with wax and hand carve your rings; after which you will prepare the waxes for casting. Your wax rings will rest happily in our kiln overnight (or on a night that works with your schedule), and then you will return to the studio the next morning to fire up some metal in the centrifuge to spin into your molds.
Please contact us with questions or to schedule your special day!