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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"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.