A day to remember and cherish forever…
Making your own wedding rings is a wonderful symbol of love and offers the chance to spend a memorable day as a couple.
What could be more romantic than making your own wedding bands?
Under the guidance of our experienced Goldsmith you will both be able to create your very own artisan wedding bands. We will do our best to incorporate any personal design requests that you may have. You can also request to use Fairtrade gold. The day is fun, relaxed and informal.
Monty’s Beads Jewellery Studio is situated in the heart of Exeter underneath our beautiful bead shop. Our fully equipped workspace has everything you will both need to create your perfect wedding rings together. We are also able to melt down, refine and re-purpose gold from sentimental and inherited jewellery for you to use. Depending on the level of refining, costs will vary. This can be discussed as part of your free consultation.
Exeter is one of the most vibrant, attractive and historical cities in England. Why not turn your experience into a romantic weekend break! Exeter has good public transport links into the city – Central railway station and pay and display parking available at John Lewis, Princesshay and Howell Road – all within 5 minutes’ walk. Howell Road car Park offers a pay by phone app.
As part of the experience we will provide a light lunch as well as Refreshments. On completing your rings we will present you with a bottle of Fizz to enjoy at your leisure.
Your rings will be sent off securely to be officially hallmarked at the London Assay office. (Normally returned 10 days later)
If you are interested in finding out more about making your own wedding rings, we offer a free, no obligation consultation by appointment at Monty’s Beads (up to 1 hour) for you to discuss your ideas prior to booking your wedding ring Experience Day.
WEDDING RING MAKING DAY INCLUDES:
- This workshop is for one couple to make their own wedding rings. We will guide you both through the whole making process from scratch including showing you techniques to help you to make your rings unique and special such as texturing and adding a personal message. Timings are flexible but a typical day runs from 10am to 3pm with a break for lunch.
- Refreshments and light lunch
- Photographs taken throughout the day capturing the process as you create your rings. (emailed to you afterwards)
- Your rings will be presented to you after being Hallmarked in formal ring boxes, to keep them safe and secure until the day of your wedding.
- Access to the studio is via stairs underneath Monty’s Beads Retail shop.
- Cost per couple £450 plus the cost of the metal of your choice. We are happy to provide quotes for the gold in advance of booking.
The cost of materials varies, depending on what metal you choose and the thickness you would like the rings to be. Take a look at the list below to get an idea of cost of various metals.* the cost estimates below are for two rings.
- Sterling Silver: No materials fee.
- 9ct yellow/rose gold: £200 – £400
- 18ct yellow/rose gold: £600 – £900
White gold and platinum available by request.
We ask for a £100 non-refundable deposit to secure the date of your booking, however this is deductible from the cost for the day.
The £350 balance is due no later than one week before your workshop.
Payment for your precious metal is also due no later than one week before your workshop. This is important so that we have enough time to prepare your precious metal and have it ready for you when you arrive.
If you have a serious food allergy please make us aware of this as soon as you can.All dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, dairy free etc.) happily catered for.
All genders and sexual orientations equally welcome.
We recommend dressing comfortably and practically, no open toed shoes or loose sleeved clothing.
Please tie long hair back, and bring glasses if required (safety specs are provided)
Cancellation by you
We must retain your non-refundable £100 deposit. If you cancel more than one week before your workshop and/or we have not yet ordered your precious metal, we will refund you your £350 balance and also any money you have paid us for your precious metal. If you cancel less than one week before your workshop and/or once we have ordered your precious metal, we will be unable to process any refunds.
Cancellation due to Bad weather
Should we need to cancel or reschedule your visit due to adverse weather we will give you with as much notice as we can. We will reschedule as soon as possible to a mutually convenient date. If this is not possible (i.e. you will miss your wedding) we will refund you your deposit and balance, but must retain any payments for precious metals already ordered.
Cancellation by us
Should we need to cancel or reschedule your visit due to illness we will give you with as much notice as we can. We will reschedule as soon as possible to a mutually convenient date. If this is not possible (i.e. you will miss your wedding) we will refund you your deposit, balance, and any precious metal payments in full.
Travel and Accommodation is not provided by Monty’s, however we do recommend inexeter.com for some excellent boutique hotels and eateries in and around the city.
It’s always a good idea to take out travel insurance if you’re coming a long way. Please note that we won’t be liable for any advance travel or accommodation costs which you have paid for yourself.