Not all engagement rings suit a straight wedding band. In that case it is possible to have a wedding band custom made to fit your engagement ring, Aoife calls these – Fitted wedding bands. By having your fitted wedding band custom made you will end up with a beautiful set of rings that compliment each other perfectly.
If you would prefer something a little looser in shape, that sits nicely with your engagement ring, or even if you would like to go with the trend of having a shaped wedding band I have lots of samples here to choose from. People are moving away from matching sets and looking for rings that have a design element, and still look good together.
My Signature Style
I would like to say that my signature look is a band that compliments the engagement ring. I take into account the width and height of the engagement ring, I look at the shapes in the ring, any stones that might be set in detail and use this along with the customers ideas to create something for them.
I really try to make something that doesn’t detract from the engagement ring, but also if necessary, looks beautiful when worn just by itself. I have many samples, and these re just a starting point, as they can all be changed and ,manipulated to suit your exact ring and wishes.
What is the process for making a shaped or fitted wedding band?
- We will start by having a chat about what you would like to have from your ring. Is it to fit exactly or to be shaped to sit nicely with you engagement ring.
- Then we will agree on a style and design taking the features from your engagement ring into account
- I will then make a wax model or a CAD drawing of your ring. A wax model takes approx. 1.5hrs to make and I will need your engagement ring as a reference.
- We then review the wax or drawing, at this stage it is very easy to make adjustments.
- The price can be calculated, for a plain 18ct band the starting price is around €700 and for a diamond set band around €1100
- The ring will be ready in approx. 5-8 weeks after this point
Making the wax model to fit the engagement ring exactly, making sure they are a perfect match
After the ring has been cast, the stones are mapped out before setting
The finished ring sits perfectly with the engagement ring which has also been polished to look brand new again
The bad boy itself!
Absolutely love them
Aoife designed and made my engagement ring and the wedding bands for myself and my husband. We absolutely love everything she made for us. She was so helpful throughout the entire process. We loved working with her – she has such a great personality and an amazing design eye.
Aww I love the ring so much Aoife! Thanks a million!
…”I just love the shape and design so much, and would highly recommend you”…
Her Professionalism Stands Out
She very skilfully and tastefully steered us towards designs which suited us and incorporated the very special and personal family rings we asked her to use. Her professionalism stands out right from the start, but she manages to combine this with a warm personal touch.
Aoife designed my husband’s and I wedding rings! We absolutely love them, it was such a special thing for us to design our own rings with Aoife’s expertise. Thank you so much Aoife I’d highly recommend you.
“Making jewellery is deeply satisfying, as there are so many processes and steps along the way. Each piece is different and presents its own challenges and opportunities to employ age-old techniques or new technology.”