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Crafting Memories: A DIY Wedding Band Workshop Experience

Welcome to Marquis Jewelry Academy, located in the heart of Stonington, CT, where we believe in crafting memories that last a lifetime. Our DIY wedding band workshop offers couples a unique and meaningful way to create their own wedding bands in a fun, intimate, and love-filled environment. If you're the kind of couple who likes to DIY, you can book an engagement ring or a wedding band workshop where one or both partners are assisted by Emily and Cal to design and fabricate rings for each other. As a husband and wife team, Cal and Emily, we're thrilled to share this special experience with each couple, making every workshop feel like a double date full of laughter, shared stories, and, of course, love. Let us share a bit about how this one-of-a-kind workshop came to be.

Our first wedding band workshop together was back in 2019 with our friends Olivia & Buddy, Cal was preparing to transition full-time into his Goldsmithing career and felt comfortable trying his first teaching experience with some of our best friends. We made some brilliant gold rings, and had a wonderful time, later that evening Cal and Buddy were hanging out while Emily & Olivia attended another friend's bachelorette. Cal asked Buddy, "How do you know when it's time to pop the question?" To which Buddy answered "When you know, you know" The next morning while Emily was teaching a class of 10 beginners, Cal asked her into the office, got down on one knee, and excitedly asked her to marry him with a ring he'd been secretly working on for months. The rest is, as they say, history.

The Concept Behind DIY Wedding Bands: The concept of DIY wedding bands has been gaining popularity in recent years, and for good reason. Couples are increasingly seeking ways to make their wedding day truly unique and meaningful. Crafting your own wedding bands not only adds a personal touch to your special day but also creates a lasting symbol of your love and commitment. At Marquis Jewelry Academy, we believe that the process of creating something together is as important as the end result.

What to Expect from Our DIY Wedding Band Workshop: When you sign up for our DIY wedding band workshop, you can expect a fun and memorable experience from start to finish. Our workshops, taught by husband and wife team Cal and Emily, are held in a professional and welcoming studio, where you'll feel right at home. Each couple receives personalized attention in a 1-1 private lesson setting, ensuring an intimate and comfortable experience.

The workshop typically takes about 3 hours in our fine jewelry studio, but we reserve 3 hours, depending on the design chosen by the couple. Timeslots are 9-12, 1-4, or evenings. If you do not see a preferred time on the schedule, don't hesitate to book a consultation anyway. Our calendar is more flexible than advertised.

The couple is required to schedule a free consultation at our studio or virtually over the phone/Zoom. This is when the design of the rings will be discussed. We will facilitate the ordering of any special materials (i.e., gold) at market value during the meeting with the couple and schedule the private lesson; we prefer a minimum of 1 week between consultation & lesson.

In our jewelry class, you will work one on one with Emily & Cal as you design and fabricate your rings. These wedding bands can be made from silver, gold, or platinum - as well as heirloom gold - so bring grandma's old band in for a makeover!

The Experience: The experience of attending our DIY wedding band workshop is truly something special. As soon as you step into our studio, you'll be surrounded by an atmosphere of creativity and love. Cal and Emily create a supportive and encouraging environment where couples can relax, have fun, and enjoy the process of making their own wedding bands.

Throughout the workshop, you'll have the opportunity to work side by side with your partner, sharing laughter, stories, and perhaps even a few happy tears as you create something that is uniquely yours. It's a bonding experience like no other, and one that you'll cherish for years to come.

Testimonials: "My partner and I came from NYC to make our wedding bands at Marquis Jewelry Academy. Emily and Cal (also Captain, their beautiful Golden Retriever!) were great from the start. We never made rings before and we had the honor to create something so special through the instruction of Emily and Cal. They are not only professionals at this but genuinely lovely people. The class was about 3 hours, and they explained every step of the ring-making process, helping us along the way. There were times where my partner and I made mistakes, but Emily and Cal were so quick to solve any minor issues that came up. We are so pleased with the results and wish nothing but the best to Emily and Cal. We HIGHLY recommend booking any workshop or class with them - you will not be disappointed. Thank you, Emily and Cal, for an amazing class." - Riva

Why Choose a DIY Wedding Band: Choosing to make your own wedding bands is a decision that comes with many benefits. Not only does it allow you to add a personal touch to your special day, but it also creates a lasting symbol of your love and commitment. Each time you look at your wedding band, you'll be reminded of the love and memories that you shared while creating it together.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How long does the workshop typically last? Our DIY wedding band workshop typically lasts about 2-3 hours in our fine jewelry studio, but we reserve 3 hours, depending on the design chosen by the couple.

  • What level of experience is required to participate in the workshop? Our workshop is suitable for participants of all skill levels, from complete beginners to experienced crafters. Cal and Emily will provide personalized guidance to ensure that everyone leaves with a beautiful and professionally finished wedding band.

How to Sign Up: Ready to create something special together? Signing up for our DIY wedding band workshop is easy! Simply visit our website at to view our upcoming workshop schedule and reserve your spot today. Saturdays fill up quickly, so don't wait!

The lead-up to the wedding can feel like a whirlwind, slow down, and spend an afternoon by the shore working with your hands side by side with your partner. Many of our couples travel to nearby Mystic, CT, or the Stonington Borough for a romantic dinner or weekend getaway. Our romantic recommendations for Lodging would be the Whaler's Inn, there are also many Mystic Chamber Options and our favorite places for Lunch Noah's Restaurant in the borough and for Dinner Shipwright's Daughter in downtown Mystic.

At Marquis Jewelry Academy, we believe that the process of creating something together is just as important as the end result. That's why we're thrilled to offer couples a unique and meaningful way to create their own wedding bands through our DIY wedding band workshop. Join us and craft memories that will last a lifetime.

Link to book Free Consultation: Book Now , email, or call/text 860-214-118

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