Nick Engel & Co.

Fine Jewelry & Custom Design

Fine Jewelry Design, Restoration & Repair. Based in San Francisco, offering handmade custom jewelry for weddings and special occasions. 

Our custom designs combine your personality with our artistry to create something beautiful and unique to treasure for a lifetime. 

If you can dream it, Nick can craft it.

Build Your Own - Wedding Jewelry goes DIY

When you exchange rings on your wedding day, or anniversary, imagine how incredible it will be to say that you handcrafted them yourselves to last a lifetime with your partner. Truly a love that you will wear every day. Handmade from the heart.

Offering a fresh, hands-on, approach to custom crafting bespoke fine jewelry, Nick and his team have helped guide hundreds of nervous fiances-to-be in creating stunning one-of-a-kind engagement rings for their partners. Arguably the most important piece of jewelry in their lives. Nick made it his priority that they feel comfortable and be included in every part of the process, even teaching them how to smooth and clean the final ring before sending them off to propose - always with the invite to come back with their significant other. 

Indeed, the couples did return, to both celebrate their love and also share the ring's creation story. Many were so inspired by the design process that they wanted to return the favor for their loved one. With that, the popular 'build your own' wedding rings workshop for couples to design and handcraft their very own wedding rings was born!

In a day-long private workshop, the engaged couple is given exclusive use of the Nick Engel & Co. shop to build their own custom wedding bands - no prior experience required! Under the expert direction of a Nick Engel & Co. jeweler, the couple designs and handcrafts their very own wedding rings.

For a $1,500 workshop fee (not including the costs of metals for the rings) our expert team of professional jewelers will teach both you and your significant other how to handcraft your own wedding rings. In about 5 hours, you will both learn basic metalsmithing techniques such as sizing, sawing, forming, soldering, and finishing. You may choose to have a message engraved on the inside, to texture or hammer your rings, or add a satin or polished finish. Couple workshops include a light meal and couples leave with their new wedding bands in hand (unless rings require additional gem setting or engraving) - two truly unique, one-of-a-kind pieces - a toast, and photos to remember the day by. 

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The memories created and meaning behind your new jewelry will be priceless and something to treasure forever.

We received the book and it is SO beautiful!!! Thanks sooo much!!! I am still speechless about this experience! Thank you again!
— Ximena & Brandon
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We decided to make our wedding rings ourselves to not only personalize the bands, but also personalize the experience. Our goal was to create simple, matching rings whose beauty came from our hearts and hands. Also, as scientists, we were curious to learn how a wedding ring was made. When we first saw the strips of platinum, it was hard to believe that at the end of the day, we would walk out with two perfectly fitted rings. Nick’s relaxed teaching style set the tone for the afternoon - he answered all of our questions, provided the appropriate amount of guidance, and made the process fun. We are thrilled to have found Nick and absolutely love our rings. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
— Sara & Andi

"Nick is a phenomenal jeweler and person. I STRONGLY recommend his "build your own" workshop for wedding bands. Over 5-6 hours on a Saturday, my fiancé and I each built each other's wedding bands from scratch. Along with the symbolic meaning behind this process, it was also just a blast spending the day with him. Afterwards, we got a beautiful book with pictures from the day, something we'll always be able to look back on. He truly loves his craft, cares about his clients, and holds himself to the highest standards without even a hint of pretension."

- Anders F.

 

Nick and Katie worked with my husband and me to build our wedding bands. We started in the morning with bars of platinum and worked until we had the most beautiful results! Nick and Katie were the perfect balance of guidance and hands-off exploration. They allowed us to make mistakes and then fix them, and the entire experience was amazing. We are so happy and proud to have created two heirlooms with such wonderful backstories for our new family, and we plan on going to Nick in the future any time we need jewelry.
— Kate & Aaron