Make Your Own Wedding Rings FAQs


So, you’re thinking about making your own wedding rings. You probably have many, many questions.

As you can imagine, many couples are curious to know more about the process and how it all works.

Our expert team will be delighted to answer any of your queries. The best contact details can be found below.

First, though, take a look at our list of 'frequently asked questions'. You never know, we might save you a phone call.


What Would You Like To Know?

Here is a list of some of the most common questions we get asked by people curious about making their own wedding rings.

How often do you hold wedding ring-making experiences?

Our wedding ring workshops are held every weekday and every Saturday. Just contact us to talk about dates and discuss availability options. Saturdays can get booked up very quickly.

Can I use stones from an old sentimental ring in my wedding ring?

Yes, you can. Our team will gladly discuss our wedding ring design and creation services with you.

I have an unusually shaped engagement ring – can I make a wedding ring to fit?

Yes, that should be possible. However, there are limitations, so please call us to discuss your requirements before booking..

How long do the rings take to make?

It depends on what style and material you choose, but we run our ring-making experience from 10:30 am to approximately 3.00 pm to give you the best possible amount of time and to ensure you are entirely happy with your ring.

Can we take the wedding rings straight home?

Once you have finished making your wedding rings, we will send them away to be hallmarked. This process can take about two weeks, so you must factor this time in when making your wedding plans.

This will take longer if you're having additional shaping or stones set etc. We’ll be able to advise you about this when deciding on designs.

What is your ‘Lifetime Guarantee’?

All our rings come with free resizing, polishing and rhodium plating (for white gold) for life. So, no matter what happens, you can keep your ring looking as special as it did on your wedding day. Let us know what you need, and we'll do it.


Can we get our wedding rings engraved?

Yes, all our rings come with free engraving.

What’s included in the price for the wedding ring workshops?

When you pay for your wedding ring-making experience with Orla James, you get the following included in the price:

  • The materials (not including the metals) to make your rings
  • The wedding ring boxes
  • A luxury lunch
  • Photographs and a bottle of Champagne

You will have exclusive use of our studio on the day and the dedicated services of our expert jewellers.

What kind of rings can we make?

We can help you make the following:

  • silver rings
  • gold rings (including yellow, white and rose gold) in a variety of carats
  • platinum or palladium rings*

If you want to have stones set into your ring, we can also arrange for that service to be carried out after you have made the basic band. This will incur an extra charge for the stones and require additional time.

*Because these are such strong metals, you will make your rings out of silver which will then be cast in platinum or palladium.

How do I book a place?

The easiest way to book a place is to fill in the form on the Make Your Own Wedding Ring page. A member of our team will get back to you shortly.

What details do you need to know for us to book?

We can have a discussion over the phone or email, but we will need to know the kind of metal you want to use, what shape ring you wish to make and your finger sizes. We can help you with all that as part of an initial consultation. The full balance and design details of the rings you want to make must be confirmed and paid for no later than two weeks before you join us. This allows us enough time to make the arrangements with our bullion supplier.

Can we get our rings resized after we have made them?

Absolutely. Hopefully, your rings will fit perfectly as you will have handmade them to fit, but if they need resizing, please contact us, and we'd be happy to sort that out for you.


Contact Orla James

We hope that most of your questions will have been answered above.

But if you still have queries, we would love to hear from you.

Please feel free to call us on 01903 331 707.

Or, you can schedule a 15-minute call with us at a time that suits you by heading straight to our calendar.

Alternatively, you can email, and a member of our team will get back to you shortly.

We look forward to hearing from you.



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