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


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. 

"It's like hammering love into a ring!" - Scott M.

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.

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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

YES! I am interested in scheduling a Build Your Own workshop. Please contact me with more information about setting a date.

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