Making a Welsh Gold wedding ring

  • Raw Welsh gold as it appears panned from Welsh streams and rivers.

    Raw Welsh gold as it appears panned from Welsh streams and rivers.

  • Preparing to smelt down the raw Welsh gold flakes.

    Preparing to smelt down the raw Welsh gold flakes.

  • Intense heat is applied to the Welsh Gold

    Intense heat is applied.

  • The Welsh gold is now melting.

    The gold is now melting.

  • The Welsh gold has run to form a large grain.

    The gold has run to form a large grain.

  • The Welsh gold is rolled and annealed many times to form a bar.

    The gold is rolled and annealed many times to form a bar.

  • The strip of Welsh gold now ready to be worked on.

    The strip of gold now ready to be worked on.

  • Making a Welsh Gold wedding ring

    Making a Welsh Gold wedding ring

  • The Welsh gold strip is then turned up by hand to form the ring.

    The strip is then turned up by hand to form the ring.

  • Adjustments to the Welsh gold must be made to get the correct size.

    Adjustments must be made to get the correct size.

  • Aligning the Welsh gold to form a wedding band.

    Aligning.

  • Checking alignment of the Welsh gold wedding band.

    Checking alignment.

  • Soldering the Welsh gold wedding ring

    Soldering the Welsh gold wedding ring

  • Soldering the Welsh gold wedding ring

    The process is now almost complete.

  • Welsh gold wedding ring is carefully smoothed

    The ring is carefully filed to ensure a smooth finish prior to polishing.

  • Handmade Welsh gold wedding ring prior to polishing.

    Handmade Welsh gold wedding ring prior to polishing.