Make Your Own Wedding Rings

If you are planning on getting married soon, then you are probably considering lots of ways to make the day extra-special. One thing that many people like to do is get the perfect wedding ring, and what better way to get exactly the band that you want to symbolize your marriage than to make it yourself, with wedding ring coaching provided to ensure that it turns out perfectly?

Make Wedding Rings Coaching Provided

There are many courses that will help you to make wedding rings coaching provided. These courses will help you to create the perfect circle, a band that is a symbol of the infinity for which your marriage should last. The actual physical process of making a piece of jewelry is not as hard as you might think, but making something that looks great and that represents what you want it to is harder.

How Long Does it Take To Make a Wedding Ring?

When you go on a course to make wedding rings with coaching provided, it is a good idea to save┬ásome time to plan and come up with the design. Courses are often booked on a per-day basis, and you will ideally want to give yourself four days to work on your design. Usually, if you have some idea of what you want your finished piece to look like you won’t need the full four days – two or three will be ample, but having booked and budgeted for four will take the pressure off and give you more time to play around and be creative. It also means that if you make any mistakes they won’t be a huge crisis.

Before you go to the studio you should have some thoughts in your head about what you want to make. If you have no idea, then the course provider can guide you, but you’ll be making someone else’s vision then. It is much better if you have something that you love yourself, and that is “yours” to work from.

When it comes to the materials that you would use to make your wedding ring, you have a few choices. You can buy recycled gold or other metals from a lot of jewellers, or you can bring in your own ‘family jewellery’ that you want to recycle – things like earrings that you’ve lost the pair to, chains that are broken, or dated pieces that you never wear and that don’t have any sentimental value for you. You can melt these down, and then use them to make your ring. If you don’t have any metal to use, then you can buy some – and the price will depend on exactly what you want to work with. Be realistic though – some materials are easier to work with than others.

A Symbolic Experience

Making your own wedding ring can be a spiritual experience, or a hugely symbolic one, depending on your leanings and what you think up for your finished band. To some people, it’s a purely practical thing, but to others, it’s something much more than that, and the circle is a representation of eternity. The collaborative process of brainstorming then actually making the pieces is something that can be a test run for the marriage itself, and the work that goes into making it is special too.

You don’t have to be the creative sort to make your own wedding ring. You don’t need hands like a surgeon and you don’t need an art qualification. You just need patience and a willingness to listen as the coaches offer helpful advice and tips about what designs are likely to work and what might not. If you want something that is particularly ornate and you don’t have the skills to make it yourself, then it could be that it would be better to bow out and let someone who can carve and etch do it for you, but having the ability to say that you did the design “DIY style” yourself is hugely valuable. It’s a lot of fun to come up with your own designs and you’ll walk out of the studio with something that will last forever and that could become a family heirloom.

Special Metal at a Special Price

Compared to buying a band from a standard jewelry store, making your own could save you a lot of money. Indeed, you can think of it as an investment. The piece that you make will have a “money can’t buy” value to it because it is something that you made with your future spouse. It can be passed on to your children, and to their children’s children, becoming a part of the family history in a way that a store-bought piece would not.

It’s well worth traveling to find somewhere that will coach you in the craft of making rings or even sets. Some people do the whole ‘wedding, engagement, eternity’ set to make a stunning piece that all goes together. If you have a layout and a set of stones in mind then this is a lovely thing to do, and it will make a grouping of rings that will look amazing when worn with a dress outfit. If you’re not into jewelry, then you don’t have to do that. You can just have a small, understated item that you wear for the ceremony, and perhaps wear on days that you want to dress up.

Getting married is a huge life event, and a truly special day that you and your spouse will look back on for years to come. Why not start it with something symbolic and loving, and an experience that you can share with your kids. Linking items to stories and events give them extra meaning, and having that shared experience provides a wonderful start to your marriage. Yes, you’ll be sharing the rest of your life – but as Billy Joel said “this is you’ll turn back to and so will I” – make this a day that you’ll always recall.

Some useful links:

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Fine Jewellers Association

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Retail Excellence

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