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About Our Rings

Unlike mass produced wedding rings, which are cast from a mold, Todd Alan makes each ring one-at-a-time as they are ordered. The result is a lasting, unique and timeless piece of jewelry that is personal and one-of-a-kind.

Personal Touch – We’re a small, family run business with real live humans. You’ll never get stuck talking in a loop with a robot. Todd or his daughter Lyra will answer the phone and help you with your purchase. Check out what our customers have to say:

One of Todd Alan's most sunning unique diamond wedding ring sets. This has diamond bands on one and our standard cord of three braid to the right. Both are made from the same braid in all 14k rose gold, white gold, and yellow gold.

If the same braid is chosen for both, Todd can weave one long braid to create both wedding rings.

This symbolizes two separate individuals weaving their lives together, often reflected in wedding vows. Explore more symbolism on our Symbolism Page.

We accept trade-ins of old gold jewelry towards your purchase. Get 85% of the market value of your scrap gold, which is higher than most pawn shops or gold buyers offer. We only accept gold as part payment for our products; we do not buy gold for cash. Consider recycling your old gold into something new and make your ring purchase easier on your finances.

Send your gold to: 

Todd Alan Gallery, 506 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236.

Recycling gold into a new piece of jewelry. This is an up-close shot of the gold before it is melted down an pulled into a new ring
This shows our silver braided ring and the seam it may have. Since all our rings are handmade they may have a seam. They are not factory produced. This is a four strand braided ring.

The Seam

Joining the seam is one of the trickiest parts of creating a braided ring. Todd hand-fuses each strand together, connecting them seamlessly to form a continuous braid pattern. With over 35 years of experience, Todd has mastered unique skills to make the seam as invisible and strong as possible, even shaping the strands to enhance invisibility. Due to the handmade nature of the rings, a seam may be visible in some braids, adding to their unique artisanal charm. Depending on the braid’s location and the customer’s ring size, Todd can sometimes make the seam appear seamless, further enhancing the handmade artistry of these rings.

The Process

Todd hand-pours gold, shaping it into rods. He then heats the gold to soften the metal. Through a series of different drawplates, Todd pulls the softened metal into the custom round and square wire for the particular rings.

Two photos, one to the left of Jewelry artist Todd Alan smiling with a torch making his braided rings. The left is him working on his artistic braided wedding bands.

The metal has to be annealed (heated) to give Todd the exact hardness he needs to work the wire by hand.

Jewelry artist Todd Alan working on twisting and braiding his braided rings. This shows his jewelers work bench

With almost thirty years of experience, Todd hand works the metal into all the different braids you see on this site. This takes an amazing amount of hand and finger strength. Todd has become a master of these intricate braids.

Artist Todd Alan's hands as he makes his braided wedding rings by hand.

Todd then finishes the ends of the strands together using a very rare and difficult technique called fusing. This technique uses the same metal for bonding the seams as used in the creation of the braids. This creates a joining of metals that is much stronger and longer lasting then soldering.

With the skill from making thousands of rings, Todd files and shapes the seam until it blends into the braid, making it almost seamless. CLICK HERE to learn more about Todd Alan. 

Confused? If you have any questions reach out to us:

Email: Todd@HandWovenBands.com

Call: 941.217.4969

All of Todd Alan's designs are protected by copyright.