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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the DIY Ring Workshop near you?

If you're looking for "places to make your own wedding ring near me" and live in Arizona, you're in luck! Most of our clients fly in from other states, however.  Tucson is a wonderful place to visit, especially in the winter!  Check out these great places to stay when you're in town.

How to get started?

Start by booking your workshop, designing your ring and ordering your materials! Then you can book your trip to Tucson and get ready for a fun filled work day where you get to make your own ring.

What if the materials you want aren't listed on this site?

You can ask a question on our contact form, or even book a zoom consultation.

Want help picking your design and materials?

You can ask a question on our contact form, or even book a zoom consultation if you would prefer to have some one-on-one time to help pick your design and materials.

What Kinds Of Things Can You Make?

Project Types 

  • Couples Wedding Bands

  • Couples Anniversary Rings

  • Engagement Ring

  • Unique Wedding Bands

  • Plain Wedding Band


What Designs Are Possible At A DIY?

The things you can make in a DIY are limited to

Simple Engagement Rings

Engagement rings can either be made from pre-made parts like shanks and settings, soldered together and then focus on stone setting, or simple fabricated rings with limited stone setting.

If you want to make an engagement ring with multiple stones set, please note that the ring will be pre-purchased as an unfinished mounting and the majority of the work will be stone setting, ring sizing, and polishing. 

The stone setting is always pre-made, as it would take nearly a day to hand fabricate one of these for the first time.  You can see the materials used in the photo albums above. 

The most common DIY Engagement Rings:

- Solitaire-style engagement rings

- Some small stone setting

-Three-stone engagement rings

Handmade Wedding Bands

Wedding band designs include plain bands of any size, width, and metal type.  Texturing like hammering or mountain engraving (note, this is an advanced skill, and your mountain won't look like ours, although you'll be given a test blank to practice on) or other texturing is possible.  Simple two metal rings and some basic stone setting is fine.

What you can do for sure is forge a band for a wedding band.  Some minor details can be added, like shape and texture. A few small diamonds can be flush set in the bands. 

- Textured bands

- Lathed bands

- Two tone bands

What Designs Are Not Possible?

There's a long list of things you cannot make at a DIY.  This includes:

  • Complex designs

  • Many small diamonds

  • Alternative metals

  • Organic, cast shapes

  • Mokume Gane

How Many People Can Attend Your DIY

If you bring someone to hang out, they do not have to pay.  Each bench seat requires a paid fee.

What Are The Techniques You Might Learn? 

  • Rolling out on a rolling mill

  • Hammering

  • Forging

  • Sawing

  • Drilling

  • Bending

  • Lathing

  • Stone Setting

  • Polishing

  • Texturing

  • Soldering


What If You Find The DIY Challenging?

During the workshop, we'll train you every step of the way and help you as much or as little as you like.  We can do the work if you're running out of time and want your project finished.  We can extend the workshop hourly if we're running out of time and you want to continue and finish it yourself.  Basically, we'll ensure you have a great time and get your hands just as dirty as you want.  :)

We will guide you through each step, demonstrating when necessary and remaining as hands-off as possible throughout the process. Any steps can be done by us herself as well if determined to be too tricky or delicate (such as the final setting of expensive stones or soldering delicate items).

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