Like all pre-wedding chores, the choice of wedding rings can be an occasion for a couple to do a long and painful search. It is not easy to decide on the shape, size, texture and color of the metal. Especially when the choice is limited to a standard set of jewelry from online jewelry stores.
In order not to turn a crucial moment into a routine, you can make rings yourself under the guidance of experienced jewelers. Enter together with Rings for you jewelry workshop explains why the wedding ring workshop is the best solution.
Rings as a family heirloom
Most large jewelry chains do not have a wide selection and modern jewelry designs. As a rule, proposals for engagement rings are limited to standard “washers” and classic-shaped rings with the addition of precious stones. It is especially difficult to choose when there is already a picture of the perfect decoration in your head.
In the Rings for you workshop, you can create rings according to your sketches and customize them in almost any way. Choose the shape, width and color of gold – from greenish to pink; add texture, engraving and stones; apply a decorative coating and divide the surface into glossy and matte. You can, for example, engrave the notes of your favorite song or mountains, reminiscent of the best trip together, put your partner’s fingerprints. Or choose two rings of the same shape and color, but add details to them that characterize the features of each.
Not only individuality is important, but also the fact that you yourself will take part in the manufacture of rings. Years later, such an ornament will take its rightful place as a family heirloom associated with an important event in your life, and even your great-grandchildren will tell the story of its creation.
DIY rings are stronger and more durable
Jewelry in the workshop is created by hand using mechanical tools. This is a simple step-by-step process, the technology of which has been verified for centuries. Molten gold is poured into a metal mold (mould) to obtain a bar, which is rolled through rollers (a special jewelry tool resembling a press – approx. Enter). At this point, the gold is fired and given a certain shape and width. The resulting golden line is cut to the desired size and soldered. Then they put it on a ring gauge and tap it with a hammer to give it a perfectly round shape, and at the very end the ring is polished and ground.
After all these manipulations visually, the decoration will not differ in any way from the store. However, there are advantages to handicraft: during the process of rolling and firing, the gold shrinks and becomes stronger. The density of the metal allows you to change the size of the ring over the years. Unlike cast rings produced in factories: they are not so dense, and therefore any attempt at deformation can lead to cracks.
Opportunity to save money and take care of nature
You can bring old gold jewelry to the workshop that you have stopped wearing for some reason. We are sure that there are such in almost every home – expensive jewelry often gathers dust in boxes due to the loss of relevance. In addition, this is the right step towards conscious consumption, since gold mining is extremely toxic to the environment.
When using your own gold, you will only have to pay for the master class – three to five hours of collaboration with a jeweler cost from 7,000 rubles; and metal cleaning – 700 rubles per gram. This way you can save up to 70% on buying rings in the store.
Get 14k gold rings
In jewelry, you can stumble upon jewelry made of precious metals below the stated standard. And it is very difficult to check the purity of gold when buying. The Rings for you workshop buys 999 gold directly from Sberbank – the quality of the metals is confirmed by certificates of conformity, and each bar is marked with the official seal of the company. Gold of the highest standard is very soft and easily deformed, so the ingots are converted into small drops and brought to 585 samples with the help of a ligature.
Jewelry that customers bring with them is subjected to refining – a deep cleaning of impurities. During subsequent processing, metal of 999 samples is obtained from them, which is also mixed with a ligature – this allows you to change the shade of gold.
The master class will be remembered for a long time, unlike the choice of rings in a jewelry store.
Bringing a partner to the workshop to make wedding rings together is much more interesting than just buying them in a jewelry store. For three to five hours, the couple is completely immersed in the process. Do not be afraid that you will not succeed: the manufacturing technique and the specifics of working with metal do not allow you to make rings with flaws or irregular shapes.
The master class is held individually for each couple – it is advisable to book a date a couple of weeks in advance. So you can choose any day and time. A few days before the master class, you will approve future ring models and discuss all the details with the manager. Rings for you employs masters with extensive experience: one of them participated in WorldSkills Russia, and the second has been in the jewelry business for over 20 years. Perhaps, after the master class, the talent of a designer or jeweler will also wake up in you and you will realize that you have long wanted to create something with your own hands.