Make Your Own Wedding or Engagement Rings
Make your own (or each other’s!) engagement or wedding rings with experienced ethical goldsmith Anna Mcloughlin at her off-grid Eco Studio in the beautiful Forest of Dean. What could be more romantic than knowing that the rings you both wear to signify your love for one another have been crafted by your very own hands! Anna has specialised in making bespoke wedding and engagement rings for many years, and will guide you through every step to create your own beautiful rings in recycled silver or gold, platinum or palladium. You can even upcycle your own metal if you have any sentimental old jewellery that you’d like to give a new lease of life! You don’t need any jewellery making experience, and will be able to do as much or as little of the making as you feel comfortable with. However much you do, you’ll be able to look at your rings every day (hopefully forever!) and feel super proud that you’ve had a hand in making them! After the workshop, your rings will be sent for hallmarking, before being returned to you in a beautiful (and re-usable!) presentation box. For engagement rings, Anna can provide either lab grown or recycled diamonds, or a variety of other fully traceable gemstones. In this workshop, you’ll do “most” of the making, and Anna will set the stone/s after your ring/s have been hallmarked. You can choose to make your rings in Recycled gold or silver, platinum, or even recycle your old jewellery! Metal costs are charged on top as this will always vary depending on size, shape and metal/s chosen, but as a rough guide, here’s the “approximate” metal costs for a pair of 5mm wide wedding bands: Recycled Silver - £45 9ct Recycled or fairtrade gold - £500 18ct Recycled or Fairtrade gold - £1300 Palladium - £1200 Platinum - £1200 Melting down and refining of your jewellery - from £65 Gemstones can start from just a few pounds up to many thousands, so please feel free to get in touch if you’d like to discuss stone options prior to booking.
What's included in the price?
The cost includes a day at the Eco Studio with the whole place all to yourself, as well as Anna’s expert tuition. We usually start at around 9:30am and aim to finish about 2pm, so that you can then enjoy a late lunch at one of the nearby pubs or cafes. Drinks and plenty of vegan snacks will be available to keep you going during the workshop. The metal for your rings will be charged on top and will vary depending on whether you choose to go for silver, gold or platinum.
Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts
The Studio Jewellery School runs from Anna’s purpose built Eco-Studio in the village of Alvington, in The Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. It is run by experienced and established ethical goldsmith, Anna Mcloughlin (Otherwise know as Anna Fine Jewellery). Anna is an jewellery remodelling and wedding/engagement ring making specialist, and when she’s not teaching, works full time designing and making bespoke pieces of fine jewellery. Anna’s own work is heavily influenced by the natural world, and is full of texture and organic form, working in recycled/remodelled metals, combined with reclaimed, lab grown and fully traceable gemstones.
- Limited mobility
- Learning difficulties (SEN)
- Public transport
- Parking provided
- Suitable for beginners
- Intermediate level