Build Your Own
Nick Engel loves working on custom engagement rings and teaching the fiance-to-be how to smooth and clean the ring, they really feel like a part of the process and often return with their fiance to build their own wedding bands. This hands-on approach to working with his clients inspired Nick to offer his expertise, and open his state-of-the-art San Francisco workshop, to couples to enjoy individual 'build-your-own' wedding ring sessions.
Custom Wedding Bands
When you exchange rings on your wedding day, or anniversary, imagine how incredible it is to say that you hand-crafted them yourselves to last a lifetime with your partner. Truly a love that you will wear every day.
In a day-long workshop, you and your significant other have exclusive use of our shop to build your own wedding bands - no prior experience required! Under Nick's expert direction, you will work to design, create and polish your own wedding rings.
Starting at $1,800 (not including the costs of metals) - Couple workshops include a light meal and you will leave with your new wedding bands (unless rings require additional gem setting or engraving), a toast, and photos to remember the day.
Your design may be best executed directly in metal, in this case you will learn basic metal smithing 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. This process usually takes 5 hours and each couple leaves with their rings in hand.
The memories created and meaning behind your new jewelry will be priceless and something to treasure forever. Nick will teach you the timeless skills of jewelry design and work directly with you to design and craft a truly unique piece.