Do we need prior experience to do this class?
Absolutely not this is a fun, interactive class designed for anyone to take part in! We teach you from scratch.
Do we get to keep the ring at the end?
Yes you do! It’s your ring to love and cherish after the class.
Can someone under the age of 18 take part?
Yes absolutely, this class can be attended by people as young as 10. However, anyone under the age of 8 does need to be accompanied by an adult, which means you making one too : ) We use hand tools such as hammers and files that could potentially hurt them so we need you there to watch over and help them.
You must let us know if you have any special requirements prior to the class.
Unfortunately, our classrooms don’t have disabled access.
Can I come and watch my partner/friend/family member make the ring but not take part?
Unfortunately not, due to our classrooms being small, every seat is like gold dust! However, on the odd occasion when we have a quieter classes such as a Monday evening we might be able to squeeze you in if you are accompanying a child/teenager but you would need to enquire with us beforehand to see if there is availability.
I would like to get the jewellery I make gold plated as I don’t wear silver, is this possible?
Yes! Leave it with us after the course and we will send it off to get it hard gold plated with 2 microns of 18ct gold plate. This process costs €25 per item + postage ( if you can’t collect it from our shop ) and it takes approx 2 weeks.
Can my ring in solid gold?
Yes! You absolutely can, we just need a couple of weeks notice so that we can order it in for you as due to its expense we don’t keep it in stock. The price of gold fluctuates but to give you a rough idea a 9ct yellow or rose gold strip that we use in class would cost approx €250 , if you wanted it in 18ct gold it would be roughly double that price. This is on top of the price of the class.
Can you get me a stone and set it for me?
Yes! Simply send us an email with the stone and dimensions you would like and we can get you a quote. Leave your ring with us after the class and we will get it done for you. Stone setting normally takes 3 weeks on top of finding the stone for you.
I would like to customise my ring with letters – can I do this?
Unfortunately even though engraving seems simple- this isn’t something that can be done in class so we would need to send it off for you to get it engraved properly. This costs approx €30 depending on what you would like engraved. We can give you an exact quote once we have more details from you.
I don’t like a thick band can I make my ring thinner?
We offer a standard 4mm size band in the classes- when you file it down you can loose some width, but if you want it thinner than that, email us and we will get hold of a strip that is 3mm if we know in advance. You can then file it down to around 2.5mm. Any thinner than this and it will be a little flimsy with the design we use for the forge a ring classes.
Can one of our group do the forge a ring class and one of us do the charm class?
Unfortunately not, as they are two very different procedures, they are really two separate classes that need 2 separate teachers
I would like to engrave some letters into my jewellery, can I?
We don’t have the tools for engraving and it really is a different skill altogether, however we can send it off to get it engraved for you. This costs approx €30 per piece depending on what you would like engraved. We can give you an exact quote once we have more details from you.
If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to reach out by contacting Silverworks here.