Hand-made shaped wedding rings
Hand-made Shaped Wedding Rings
Many engagement rings cannot be worn beside a straight wedding ring without creating a gap, therefore shaped wedding rings are more popular than ever. Here at Ian Gallacher we offer an extensive choice of shaped wedding band styles so that you can have exactly the wedding band you desire, shaped perfectly to fit your engagement ring. The first of these options is to have your ring hand-made. We can make shaped wedding rings in 9ct and 18ct yellow gold, 9ct and 18ct white gold, platinum and palladium.
The first step is to determine the design of your wedding band. We will work with you to decide on the exact shape, width and profile of ring suitable for you.
We will then give you a quote to make the ring. Pricing of hand-made shaped wedding bands is calculated based on each particular job. We consider the weight of the band, the work involved and the length of time required to manufacture it. Your engagement ring then needs to be left with us for a few days (a week at most) in order to make the fitted band.
The manufacture of the ring begins with a broad ring of the required metal from which we cut the inside shape. The inside edge is then filed and tweaked until we have the perfect fit.
The next step is to cut the outside edge. Most of our customers choose to have the outside edge mirroring the inside or a more gentle curved line for the outside. If you have chosen to have a straight outside edge, it will be cut or filed back to the correct width.
We then do the finishing work on the ring. This involves filing, sanding and polishing.
The plain band is now ready to either be worn as it is or have diamonds set within it.
We let you view the plain band and if you are interested in having diamonds set you have a couple of options.
Circle Setting – Flush set diamonds arranged at your chosen spacing.
Pave Setting – Bead set diamonds arranged close together as far around the band as you desire.
Another service we offer is CAD designed wedding bands where channel setting is available. Look out for an upcoming article about this on our blog. New blog articles are announced on our facebook page.
If you are interested in having a shaped wedding ring made, just pop in and see us, no need for an appointment!
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