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Bespoke Wedding Rings : What to Expect

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Whether you have something in mind, or you would like some design guidance, here you will work together with Lily to create a pair of bespoke wedding rings that are built to last generations.

A consultation is free of charge and can be done via email/ telephone/ Skype.

Here is an outline of what you can expect when ordering bespoke wedding rings from us in six steps.

The Six Steps:

Step 1: Consultation

All lilymccallin bespoke work begins with a consultation. We will ask you the following questions:

  1. Do you have a set deadline?
  1. Do you have a budget in mind?
  1. Do you have an idea of what materials you would like to use?
  1. Do you already have a vision of what you would like the rings to look like, and if so, can you send us some sketches/ try to describe your vision?

We find that some customers are very clear about what they want and some prefer a little more guidance.

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Step 2: Meeting

When we have reached a rough agreement regarding deadline, budget and materials, you will be invited for an optional initial meeting at our studio in Hackney Wick, East London.

This is so that we can measure your ring size.
Some customers also like to visit the studio to take a look at sample materials and some of our other designs.

At the studio we have lots of different shapes of wire and metal samples. We can spend some time paying around with shapes, textures, widths and thicknesses until you find something you’re really excited about.

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If you live too far away and / or you’re not able to make it to London for a meeting, please do not worry, as we are more than happy to further discuss your options remotely.

Step 3: Choosing a Process

There are 3 options that we can choose from when it comes to making your ring.

  1. Making the rings by hand.

Perhaps you love the aesthetic and the romance of hand made rings. We do too.
Sometimes there are certain thicknesses and finishes that can only be achieved by hand. We totally understand this, which is why we love it as an option.

  1. 3D printing.

Similarly to hand making, there are some weird and wonderful styles that can only be achieved by 3D printing, which is why we love this as an option too.

  1. ‘Off the shelf’ Rings.

If you’re looking for something simple or traditional, often there are tons of ready-made options that we can either supply to you as they come, or we can add some extra texture.

Step 4: Written Agreement

We will send you a written agreement via email outlining the terms of our agreement. To see a sample contact, please click here.

Step 5: Designing and Making the Masterpiece

If you have chosen process option 1 or 2, your masterpiece will be made either by hand or printed into resin.
If you would like to you can see this prototype before it is cast into gold. If you have chosen option 3, sometimes there is an option to see and try an identical chrome sample.

Step 6: Casting and Finishing

At this stage a mould will be taken from the master ring and the ring will be cast into gold. For this ring pictured we used certified Fairtrade Gold from the Sotrami mine in Peru.

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Step 7: Hallmarking

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Here you can see the 7 marks, including FBL (lilymccallin) our diamond pencil logo and the Fairtrade Gold Stamp.

We pride ourselves on approachable and thorough customer service. We appreciate that this is a big purchase for most people, and so we understand the importance of getting it just right. Please do not hesitate to drop us a line if anything is unclear; we are always happy to hear queries and feedback.

Lily McCallin. Direct Line: 07932 785 586 or lily@lilymccallin.com

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3 thoughts on “Bespoke Wedding Rings : What to Expect

  1. Nick says:

    My wife and I I were married in September 2017 and had our beautiful rings made by Lily. The consultation was great and she helped us make up our minds so we new exactly what we wanted. The service and communication was great write through to receiving the finished product. We now have two new unique rings linked to each other with the same pattern and etching which we will wear forever. Highly recommended if you want something a bit different with subtle detail with fair trade gold.

  2. Victoria says:

    Thank you so much for your absolutely beautiful work on our wedding rings, I’m completely in love with mine. Thank you for creating such unique and special pieces of jewellery that we can enjoy every day. From start to finish it was an absolute pleasure to work with you.

  3. Alex and I got married in August 2018 and the only reason for our late recommendation is the birth of our son at the end of last year. We are so glad we met with Lily for our rings: my engagement ring was made by an independent boutique in France and we needed an equally special wedding band to match it. Lily was incredibly thoughtful and guided us in our choices. She explained every part of the process and left room for questions our side. The turn around was really efficient and we are so pleased with our beautiful wedding bands with this subtle organic look. We feel that they each have been made with dedication, love and care – which is exactly what you want in a wedding ring! We would greatly recommend Lily and her work to anyone looking for a special piece with a truly personal touch.

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