Shaping wedding bands – how we can help.
One of the most common questions we get asked here at Iain Henderson Designs is ‘can you make a wedding band to fit my awkwardly shaped engagement ring?’
And the answer is – ‘of course we can!’
Often with the excitement of getting engaged and choosing a sparkling diamond all thoughts of a wedding band and how it will sit with your engagement ring are forgotten, and thats where we can help.
We specialise in shaping wedding bands to fit almost any design of engagement ring and whether your ring is of a split design, has a square diamond or has an oval stone, we haven’t yet found a shape we haven’t been able to design a wedding band around.
Typically customers who go to the high street for their matching bands will have to send their engagement ring away for 6-8 weeks, and often the ring would be sent to a jeweller like ourselves! Here, 9 times out of 10 we can do all the shaping the same day for you meaning you don’t have to be without your engagement ring for more than a day. Also, if you are having diamonds set, you are welcome to watch this being done – meaning you are part of the design process – you can’t get more personal than that!
And, having a bespoke wedding band doesn’t have to mean expensive either – which is a popular misconception!
Recently we had a customer who came to see us after being quoted £1,300.00 for a plain 18ct White Gold wedding band shaped around her engagement ring from the high street. Not only did we manage to make and this customer a bespoke 18ct White Gold wedding band which was shaped to fit her engagement ring, but we also added diamonds to the band. And, not forgetting the groom, who chose a Titanium wedding band, we managed to do all this for less than the brides original quote from the high street.
Sometimes our customers can find it very difficult to visualise how their wedding band might look. The above set of rings was designed with full involvement from the bride. At first she wasn’t sure how many diamonds to include – or even where to have them set, so we set a few to start with and then the bride came back to the studio to set more with us, deciding how many more diamonds to add and where to put them. We love the end result, and the bride has had personal involvement in the creation of her wedding band – very romantic!
Sometimes we alter brides engagement rings so that they can purchase a plain wedding band instead of a shaped one – and it will still sit flush to the engagement ring. There are occasions when brides are not able to wear their engagement rings for work – like a nurse for example. But they are allowed to wear a plain wedding band. In these situations, the bride may not want to wear a wedding band that is an unusual shape as it may look odd when worn by itself, so we can alter the engagement ring to make sure it sits flush to the wedding band. Often this will involve raising the setting on the engagement ring slightly so that the wedding band fits underneath meaning both rings look perfect when worn together or when worn individually.
If you are looking for a matching fit wedding band that fits perfectly with your engagement ring, or you would like to discuss the design and shaping of your ring then please do get in touch – we’d love to hear from you
Telephone 01274 551224
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Winner: Outstanding Customer Service
North of England wedding awards 2013
(wedding enhancements category)
Woohoo! We did it! And it’s all thanks to our wonderful customers for voting for us.
That’s right. a couple of weeks ago, at the National Railway Museum (lovely venue for a ‘do’ by the way), we dressed up to the nines, took to our seats having been nominated in the ‘Wedding Enhancements’ category (yeah, we think it’s a strange category too!) for Best Customer Service.
Now, we’ve banged on for years (albeit, to each other) that most businesses fail to really put the customer at the heart of their business, and that actually, everyone, both customers and businesses, are worse off because of it.
So, when we decided to make sure that our customers were at the forefront of our minds in every decision we took (you know like being able to offer them a parking space right outside our studio, sincerely welcoming them in and chewing the fat over a brew, giving them as much information and advice as possible so they can make an informed decision, having our workshop open to them) we hoped that customers would feel the benefit – not only in their pocket but as an experience in itself.
That’s why we really, really wanted to win this award – because we try our hardest every day to give a really fantastic experience to our customers.
Here’s a few of snippets from our voters:
“We had been struggling for some time to come up with ideas for how we wanted our
wedding rings to look. Iain’s calm manner and obvious expertise were a huge
source of confidence and have resulted in both of us being ecstatic with the final
designs”. ~ Zita & Paddy
“Absolutely stunning designs of jewellery not just rings. Very helpful and friendly service
he could not do enough to help and he seems to take amazing pride in all his
work no matter how much or little you are spending. He makes you feel very
welcome and there was no pressure with him he just advises you and shows you
what he can do for you. We ended up buying our wedding rings from Iain plus a
new engagement ring and all our wedding gifts plus cufflinks for all the
groomsmen and the groom that matched the grooms wedding ring. I can and do
highly recommend Iain.” ~ Helen & Anthony
“Iain Henderson was brilliant when it came to deciding upon and buying our wedding
rings. He provided expert advice on different options, was very reasonably
priced and the end product is fantastic. He went the extra mile to carefully
craft Clare’s wedding ring to fit around a rather awkwardly shaped engagement
ring so that they fit together perfectly as if they were bought together. Very
happy customers.” ~ Clare & Alastair
“The service we received from Iain and his team was excellent from our first
appointment before designing our engagement ring to receiving the finished
item. I couldn’t fault anything and Iain
was more than happy to fit us in outside of normal working hours.
We also had both wedding rings made by
Iain. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending
Iain to any of my friends that were interesting in having a ring made.” ~ Mariola & Christian
“Amazing attention to detail, found us both our perfect wedding rings. Nothing was too
much trouble and we were able to try on lots of different options with
absolutely no pressure to buy. Great small studio, and evening appointments
which made the whole process so easy, convenient & enjoyable! Couldn’t
recommend them highly enough.” ~ Elizabeth & Neil
Thank you to all our customers who voted for us, we really appreciate all the kind words – we love what we do and it seems – so do our customers!
Welcome to our brand new website and blog – we hope that you like it. Thank you to Heather and Dean at Wilson Design House for all their help, we love it!
Each week we will try and keep you all up to date with everything that has been going on here at IHD including details of any fayres that we are exhibiting at, our latest designs that we have created and lots of useful tips and hints about jewellery. This week has already been very busy for us, not only have we just launched this fab new website but our brand new radio adverts go live tomorrow too – its all go here that’s for sure. We are also very excited to be talking to Ryan at Mulhern Media this week about getting a video produced so that you can all get to know a bit more about our studio and the gorgeous jewellery that we make here. Watch this space for more details as we get them.
For now, please take a look around the site and let us know what you think – we’d love to hear from you!