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 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 gold now ready to be worked on.

    The strip of gold now ready to be worked on.

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

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

  • Adjustments must be made to get the correct size.

    Adjustments must be made to get the correct size.

  • Aligning.

    Aligning.

  • Checking alignment.

    Checking alignment.

  • The join is then soldered and will be seamless once the ring is filed and polished.

    The join is then soldered and will be seamless once the ring is filed and polished.

  • The process is now almost complete.

    The process is now almost complete.

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

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

  • The handmade ring prior to polishing.

    The handmade ring prior to polishing.