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If it's special to you, it's special to us

Why Choose Atelier?

All our goldsmiths have university degrees from respected jewellery making courses

Atelier is considered the leader with the latest CAD technology for jewellery

We have expert knowledge of precious and semi-precious stones and stocks of unusual, fancy and rare gemstones

Our reputation precedes us for quality, expertise, knowledge and excellent customer service

Bespoke Wedding And Commitment Rings

Atelier's wedding ring designs are probably unsurpassed in the UK. In fact, we make wedding rings for people worldwide, each one custom made to the client's style and budget - see our galleries below

Why choose a bespoke wedding ring?

There are companies who offer standard, traditional wedding rings and wedding rings that are patterned or engraved. Now there's nothing wrong with that, and we can make those too. But in most cases these are mass produced, often abroad, so there is nothing really unusual or unique about them - anyone could have one the same as yours, even your next door neighbour !

With us you can literally have any ring you want - if you can dream it, we can make it.  And if you have a concept of your own but can't express it, we can interpret and create your perfect ring.

Most of all, this ring will be a part of you for the rest of your life - it should be ideal and original to you and you alone

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Our Wedding Rings - Bespoke Made And Unique

We believe that you should have EXACTLY what you want when you get engaged and married. Its your celebration of love, make it unique !

Click the following links for details about matching wedding rings, handmade wedding rings, shaped wedding rings, unusual wedding rings, patterned wedding rings; or see our our unique wedding rings gallery, our guide to choosing your unique wedding ring, our introduction to how we design wedding rings and our wedding ring case studies


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So why choose a wedding ring from us?

Well, thats easy. In many instances, our custom made wedding rings cost no more than a mass produced ring of similar weight in a high street jewellers but you will get superior design, better alloyed British metals and higher quality gemstones.  Additionally, you won't be limited to the wedding rings in our gallery - you can design your own wedding ring, no matter how roughly drawn, or we can help you create one that you love from scratch

Here at Atelier we guarantee UK metals and conflict free gemstones - for more information see our metal and gemstone guides.  All design and manufacture is carried out in house using both traditional methods and we are considered one of the foremost experts with the latest computer aided jewellery design CAD technology.  Our experienced staff have honours degrees from respected jewellery courses and our head designer is considered an authority on 20th century jewellery, having several published articles and papers to her name, so she can help you with any design from contemporary modern to vintage

For more information about how we make our jewellery, see our guides to choosing wedding rings, an introduction to how we design wedding rings and our wedding rings case studies

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How to choose your unique wedding ring

A wedding ring doesn't have to be a traditional band, although if that is what you want you can have that too! It can be tailored to fit around an engagement ring, made in any metal with any texture, pattern or inscription on it (either by hand or using our state of the art CAD/CAM), it can have gemstones in it and be of any shape or size you desire.

Things to consider when choosing your wedding rings include:

DESIGN:   like any ring, a wedding ring will need to fit with your lifestyle and personality, as well as fitting your budget.  Like clothes , jewellery is a statement of your personal style. Would you like your wedding ring to be:

  • Traditional - a simple band, perhaps flat or D shaped curved
  • Modern - unusual, textured, patterned, stone set (see our gemstone and metal guide for more information about stones), asymmetrical, chunky, your own design, etc
  • Designed - To fit around an existing engagement ring, or to be designed with the engagement ring, a matching pair or maybe a wedding engagement ring combine

Basically, if you can dream up an idea for a wedding ring no matter how unusual or impossible it might seem, we can make it

Matching Wedding Rings see examples of our matching wedding rings here
If you'd like matching, his and hers wedding rings that is no problem. We'll work with you to find the right matched rings for both of you - it might be as easy as making you simple complimentary rings in matching metals, or it might be that you'd like something more unique and individual - perhaps engravings that are personal to you, or a texture or pattern you both like. Many couples like the symbolism of using stones in their wedding rings - diamonds are always popular, but if you feel you want a plain band, then its a nice idea to hide a stone on the inside of the ring - a secret that only you and your partner will know about. Whatever you like, we can custom make matching wedding rings or commitment rings perfect for and original to you

Unusual Wedding Rings see examples of our unusual wedding rings here
Are you looking for something different to the average wedding band? Many people are quite happy to go with a plain gold, or platinum band, and there is nothing wrong with that, but what if you want something more exciting or special? That is where Atelier comes in. We are used to making the usual and the unusual.  If you prefer a "standard" shape wedding ring, then there are myriad selection of unusual designs, patterns and textures that we can apply to your ring. Or if you prefer something more personal, then we can make you a wedding band that is as unusual as you like - this could take the form of an engraved quote or motto of your choosing inside or outside your ring, a date, name or anything else you fancy - we've even engraved maps onto rings for couples to commemerate where they met. Or it could be something like our skull weddig rings which we have made, or snake rings, dragons ... we have custom made the most bizarre creations for people some of which you can see if you click the link above

Engagement Wedding Rings - wedding rings which are also enagement rings combined
Some people, for personal reasons, don't want a standard engagement ring. They prefer the wedding ring and engagement ring to be combined into one ring. These can be any design, and we can help with that using our wealth of experience in designing unusual wedding rings. Many have stones, not least of all diamonds, but any other stone you choose can be set into your wedding band (on the outside of the band, or inside if you prefer something more subtle. Whatever your heart desires, we can design for you and make by either hand fabrication or the use of CAD.

Antique Or Vintage Style Wedding Rings - or indeed real Vintage Wedding Rings
As Vanessa, the owner of Atelier, is one of the foremost jewellery historians in the world. She can advise on many antique or vintage wedding ring designs. We also have a selection of vintage wedding rings, just give us a call or email us for details.

Eco Friendly Ethical Wedding Rings
If you are opting for an eco or green wedding, you can consider using either "green" ethical gold or use re-cycled gold.

Patterned Wedding Rings patterned wedding rings examples
Patterned weddding rings can take many and any form. We've made patterned rings with celtic knot work, Art Nouveau designs, Art Deco designs, patterns based on bird feathers, leaves, ley lines, even arial archeology. We can engrave or emboss any pattern you want, or any text you may want on a ring (inside or out). We can also re-create textures that you might like on your, even those which you think might be impossible. Want a ring that looks like it was made 800 years ago, buried in the ground and recently dug up ?  We can do it.  Or if you want wave textures, wood textures, rock, hammered, silk or fabric textures then we can do those too.  All we ask you to do is provide some idea of where to start and we'll do the rest.

Shaped Wedding Rings To Fit Engagement Rings shaped wedding rings examples
Wedding bands can be made to fit around your engagement ring, rather than simply sitting beside it at an uncomfortable angle. We are often asked for shaped wedding rings to fit round existing engagement rings or round engagement rings we are designing. Using our computer aided design program, this task has become alot easier. Even if you haven't had your enagagement ring made by us, we can make wedding rings can easily be made to fit exactly round the most complicated engagement rings. You might think this sounds expensive, but it usually works out only a little bit more than buying a similar weight wedding ring from a high street shop. We have alot of experience with designing wedding rings to fit engagement rings, so If this is something you are looking for, give us a call or email us and have a chat about what you would ideally like.

Handmade Wedding Rings
Whilst we are often commissioned to make wedding rings which are best suited to CAD, we also regularly hand forge wedding bands. You can see some examples of our hand crafted wedding rings here - speak to us or email us if you would like something hand forged; generally there are few things we can't do.

METAL:   Another important consideration for your choice of wedding ring is metal. Your choice of metal will be down to colour preferance, durability and budget.  See our metal guide for the main types of metal used in jewellery, along with come basic facts about them. can produce the ring of your dreams.

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Designing unique wedding rings

Many of our clients come to us when all else has failed - they've tried traditional jewellers, and even looked at jewellers who specialise in unique wedding and engagement ring design and drawn a blank.   Why?  Most jewellers still rely on hand drawn images to show you how your finished commission will look leaving a bridge between their drawing and your imagination.

Whilst we too can draw designs by hand, our state of the art CAD/CAM (computer aided design /manufacture) technology leaves nothing to your imagination - using our wedding ring design knowledge and expertise we can create, with ease, jewellery that many master goldsmiths would find challenging or impossible - and most importantly, before we've even sat down at the jewellers bench to start work you'll have seen beautiful photographic quality images of your piece which will only be bettered by the real thing.




Chunky unique wedding ring

Wedding ring case study No. 1

The Brief

We were commissioned to produce a custom wedding ring by a lady who did not want a traditional ring, but she did want a gold band - a modern one - you might say she wanted a traditional wedding ring with a twist.  She didn't really have a budget, she just knew she wanted something different and unusual which no-one else would have

The Design

Following a few rough sketches, we moved to the computer and designed a chunky wedding ring.  Then we remembered something she had said about liking an asymmetrical ring in the shop, and we did something you can only do with the computer and twisted the ring in two planes.  Fig. 1 below shows the initial result.

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We consulted the Client to make sure we were on the right lines - she thought it was amazing!  A few days later we were contacted by her husband to be - as they did not have an engagement ring, he asked if we could turn this ring into an engagement wedding ring combined.  He wanted to buy her a diamond as a surprise.  We showed him some diamonds we had in stock and he settled on a 0.24ct white, VS (very slightly included) round brilliant white diamond.  We added this to the design and he was very happy with it.  Just to be sure, the surprise was sprung before we started to make the ring - she absolutely adored the new design with the diamond.

The Manufacture

We finalised our CAD design and made the ring casting in 18ct yellow gold. The ring was cleaned, set with the diamond and finished at our workshop. As soon as they could, the couple came over to see us to collect the ring, which was absolutley stunning

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Matching wedding ring case study No. 2

The Brief

A couple were looking for a matching pair of wedding rings in silver and they couldn't find anything suitable in any jewellers so they came to us.  They wanted a ring that they could have engraved on the upper surface with a Japanese character which you can see in the picture of the rings left

The Design

The design for the ring itself was quite simple - it had to be something which would accomodate the engraving and that the clients liked.  The lady saw a ring in the shop that she was drawn to.  The gent wanted a plain and chunky wedding band. 

We would have simply engraved the ring that the lady had seen with her special design, only the ring was far too small and was a one off - it was easier and cheaper to re-make it with the engraving using the CAD program when the gents ring was being designed.  So we created a pair of rings that you can see in figure 1 below.

Figure 1 - Computer aided design wedding ring with renders

The Manufacture

We finalised our CAD designs and made the rings casting in sterling silver. The rings were cleaned and finished at our workshop.  When the couple collected their rings, they were overjoyed with the result

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Wedding Rings - Gallery

We have made 1000's of wedding rings and commitment rings - here are a few examples

Matching Wedding Rings

matching wedding rings 03 This matching set of wedding rings were made in silver.  They have the Japanese symbol for "Eternal" on them and feature in one of our case studies above
Celtic Dog Wedding Rings A pair of celtic dog wedding rings - this bespoke design was commissioned in silver
matching wedding rings A pair of matching commitment wedding rings made in 18ct white and 22ct yellow gold inlays with diamonds
matching wedding rings 01 A matching pair of commitment wedding rings with a bespoke pattern engraved on one ring and and embossed on the other
Handmade Wedding Rings A matching pair of handmade wedding rings in 9ct white gold.  These were both 10mm wide and were planished with a large and medium ball pein hammer to produce the texture.  The ladies ring had 10 tiny diamonds which were flush set in an offset line.
18ct gold wedding rings A matching pair of wedding rings in 18ct Yellow Gold with celtic and Mayan influenced designs to compliment the bride and groom who were Irish and Columbian.  They chose the symbols, we helped them consolidate the design - and the rings look superb
Bespoke Celtic Wedding Rings A pair of unusual matching wedding rings with a bespoke celtic style pattern designed by the client. These rings were engraved on the inside with their names
Matching Wedding Rings This matching pair of bespoke wedding rings were engraved with the client's own personal symbols inside and outside of the bands.  The ladies band had 3 diamonds flush set into the band.
Unusual Wedding Rings
Skull Wedding Ring
Engraved Wedding Ring

An interesting pair of bespoke and totally unique, unusual wedding rings made for a barraster and his bride to be, a legal secretary, both keen Harley Davidson riders.

His, a skull wedding ring in silver, weighing in at 23g, has a "night rider" skull head with the words "Forever" embossed either side.

Hers in platinum, weighing in at a solid 11g, has the words "IN OMNE TEMPUS" in an old font engraved on the outer ring.

Both have the sentiment " Weresoever you go - go with all your heart" engraved on the inside if the rings

Unusual Wedding Ring An unusual wedding ring in 18ct white gold - designed using conjoined circles and set with 12 diamonds all round - this was made as a special commission
Unusual Wedding Engagement Ring Set

We were asked to design and mount several diamonds from three old rings belonging to the client into a wedding ring and engagement ring to be worn as a pair.  She specifically wanted a design like a ring in the shop that had gold balls melted into silver.

These rings were hand forged in silver, with 18ct gold balls on them and the diamonds set in 18ct gold bezels.  She never did decide which was the engagement ring and which was the wedding ring ! 

Unusual Wedding Engagement Ring

An unusual engagement and wedding ring combined.  The client  wanted a contemporary modern heavy weight wedding ring with a twist, and her husband bought the diamond in secret to be incorporated into the ring design - she loved it

You can see how we made this unusual wedding ring in our case study above

An unusual wedding ring with an embossed winged design commissioned in 14ct yellow gold
Patterned Wedding Rings
Bespoke engraved wedding ring Gents split line patterned wedding ring, 8mm wide in 9ct white gold - a special commission based on the customer's own design
Patterned wedding ring An unusual wedding ring, patterned with a picture of a sand dune and set with 5 tiny diamonds - made as a special commission
Fleur De Lis Wedding Ring Our Fleur De Lis Ring in 18ct Yellow Gold.  This is a favourite; and we have made several Fleur De Lis rings like this, each one totally individual as there are many fleur de lis designs to choose from
Silver Engraved Wedding Ring Fede (Latin for "faithful") and diamonds - an unusual bespoke wedding ring in silver, sanblasted for the matt effect.
Patterned wedding ring Rough, stream eddy water patterned wedding ring, 10mm wide flat band in silver.  Made as a special one off patterned wedding ring commission
Patterned Wedding Ring Rough, reticulated patterned wedding ring, 4mm wide in silver.  Made as a one off patterned wedding ring commission
Shaped Wedding Rings
shaped wedding ring This is an example of a close fit shaped wedding ring; in other words, one made to fit the engagement ring exactly. These rings are made to exactly fit your engagement ring - please contact us for more information
shaped wedding ring Here is an example of a "soft" fitted wedding ring; this one fits the general shape of your engagement ring. We would still need your engagement ring to make one for you - please contact us for more information


Handmade Wedding Rings
We often make simple handcrafted rings for people, here are some of the more standard ones

Top left - Flat hammered wedding rings we make by hand as standard ready to wear in silver and 9ct and 18ct yellow, white and red gold, platinum.  Bands 2mm, 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm widths in silver, 9ct and18ct gold and platinum.

Top right - D-shaped bands 2.5mm to 12mm wide in silver, 9ct, 18ct white and yellow gold or platinum - shiney, hammered, matt finishes

Bottom - halo rings in round wire and square wire available in 1.5mm, 2mm, 2.5mm, and 3mm widths in all precious metals


 



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