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Wedding Rings

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Wedding Rings

Everything you need to know to help choose a wedding ring SHAPE  First decide what profile of ring you would like. Below are some examples of shape profiles to choose from. Oval is smooth on both the inside and outside of the band so it's very smooth and comfortable to wear.  Rectangular is flat faced but the edges are beveled to smooth them. This shape is excellent for applying a textured surface to. Round profile is a more modern choice and can be in any diameter, 1.5mm to 2mm is most popular. Flat profile has a low profile that sits...

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Jewellery Classes and Workshops

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Jewellery Classes and Workshops

Learn the craft of silver jewellery making with Aimi Cairns jewellery making classes in Aberdeenshire. Classes are suitable for beginners with all tools and materials provided and full demonstration and guidance given on the day. WHAT CLASSES DO YOU OFFER Silver ring workshop: Make a silver ring in this fun 2 hour pop-up jewellery class. An excellent introduction to making silver jewellery, you will learn to measure, cut, texture, solder, file and finish your very own unique sterling silver ring. We’ll be using a variety of hand tools, hammers and blow torches for soldering. Make a silver bangle: Make your...

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Bespoke Jewellery and Commissions

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Bespoke Jewellery and Commissions

Commissioning a bespoke piece of jewellery is a wonderful way to have something truly unique and one of a kind created just for you.  Maybe you have an idea for a piece of jewellery that you'd like have made or have you got a special milestone or significant gift coming up and want something totally bespoke with lots of meaning? I can design and create your bespoke jewellery here in my Aberdeenshire jewellery studio.  Engraved SIlver Heart Necklace A simple silver heart pendant hammered on the front and engraved on the back How does the process work? Send me an email and together we can...

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Hallmarks

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Hallmarks

Artisan jewellery is a very special thing. It has a sole. Each shape and twist has been designed and planned. Every link and curve had been created by hand. In a world of mass-production and throw-away culture it is so important to keep crafts like silversmithing and jewellery making alive. And you're doing just that by buying well and choosing to support independent makers and artists, so thank you! I have made countless pieces of jewellery over the years but I remember all of them! Last year at a craft fair I spotted a lady wearing a necklace I'd made...

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