Steward & Mclean bespoke jewellery in Birmingham jewellery quarter Steward & Mclean bespoke jewellery in Birmingham jewellery quarter Steward & Mclean bespoke jewellery in Birmingham jewellery quarter

Steward & Mclean Bespoke Jewellery Manufacture

Bespoke Jewellery Manufacture in our Birmingham Jewellery Quarter based workshopInitial discussions and design sketches

To help us understand exactly how you want your bespoke wedding ring or jewellery design to look we often use existing photographs (perhaps a picture you have found of a ring or a piece of jewellery that you really like that is similar to what you have in mind). If you do not have a photograph but know what you have in mind then we will create some rough sketches of your ring or jewellery design to ensure we know exactly what you are looking for. We will discuss what shape, size and setting of stone or stones you would like and what metal you wish to use (for some more information about these options please click here).  

 

We will intially sketch how your new engagement or wedding ring could look


Ring Sizing

Bespoke Jewellery Manufacture in our Birmingham Jewellery Quarter based workshopSelecting the correct size for engagement and wedding bands

We will obviously also need to discuss sizing for wedding or engagement rings. If you are designing your own wedding or engagement ring then we will measure your ring finger using an industry-standard ring sizer to ensure an excellent fit.

 

If you are designing an engagement ring or gift that you wish to surprise your partner with then there are a couple of ways you may be able to find out her ring size. If she has an existing ring that she wears occasionally then we will be able to use this to match her ring size. If you are able to borrow the ring (without her noticing) then this is ideal. Otherwise, try measuring the ring against our free ring size guide to check the size. Another suggestion might be to (subtly) ask a close friend/sister/mother of your partner to see if they know what ring size she may be. Don’t worry if you get it wrong, we are able to resize almost all wedding or engagement rings.

 

Click here for our ring size pdf.


Ring prototyping and manufacture

Bespoke Jewellery Manufacture in our Birmingham Jewellery Quarter based workshopWax models of your ring design

Once you are happy with our initial sketches of your wedding or engagement ring and we are confident that we know exactly how you wish the ring to look, we create a wax model of the ring to ensure the appearance is how you wished it to be, the sizing is good and the fit with your existing jewellery is perfect (for example if you are designing a wedding band to be an exact fit against your existing engagement ring).  The finished piece will be an exact replica of the wax design so this ensures you are happy at this stage before we make the piece (any required modification can also be made at this stage).

 

wax models of bespoke wedding bands to fit with existing engagement ring


Bespoke Jewellery Manufacture in our Birmingham Jewellery Quarter based workshop Manufacturing your ring design

Once you are happy with the size and fit or the wax model we will cast your ring mount in your chosen metal. This rough casting is then filed and polished. Most quality rings are made of separately cast pieces. A ring could therefore be assembled of different sections each a different colour of gold, perhaps a mix of rose gold and white gold. We are able to engrave a name or message onto the ring should you wish to further personalise the band. The diamonds or gems are then hand set into the mount.  Once these are set in place, the ring receives a final thorough polish so it is absolutely gleaming when you receive it.

 

Click here to view just a few of the ring designs Steward & Mclean have made.