Customer reactions & press

We appreciate that it is sometimes difficult to trust someone whom you have never met, with something as important as a wedding band. We would like to assure you that we take your order seriously and aim to give the very best service we can. Here are a few recent quotes from some of our happy customers:

“Hi Heather, I just received the ring! To be honest, I’m quite emotional right now, I’m THAT happy! Thank you so much for making the perfect ring to signify our bond as a married couple. Dealing with you has been so easy and seamless and I can assure you both Stephan and I appreciate the effort that it took to make his ring. Thank you again, I cannot wait to see how it looks on his hand! Best regards, Anna”.

“Hi Heather, I just wanted to thank you again for my husband’s wedding band. He absolutely loves it and has received so many compliments for the unique and special ring. He has become quite the professional at explaining the process of making damascus steel (thank you for the info leaflet with the ring – he studied it closely! Haha)”

“Thanks again for making our wedding, and marriage, that extra bit special.”

“Good morning Heather, I would like to send you an update on my wedding ring I purchased from you. I couldn’t have asked for a better ring and I still get frequent questions about the ring, the material and who made it. I’m surprised by how nicely it “ages”. I bought my wife a wedding band about two weeks ago and the jeweller complimented you indirectly with the amazing craftsmanship”.

“Thank you for the pleasure if owning one of your rings and I wish you all best”.

“Hi Heather, The parcel has arrived. Thank you so very much for the effort you have put into this.  It is exactly what we had imagined and more. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you, everything went seamlessly”.

“Just received my ring,

It is A LOT more beautiful than I imagined.

Thank you soo much for the time and effort you guys put in, if definitely shows.

Kind Regards, until next time.”

“Hi Heather,

I got the ring today and it’s a perfect fit and is amazing!

I’m super excited!

Thank you so much!”

“Hi Heather

We have received the ring and it is everything we dreamed it would be and more.
Thank you SO much for all the effort and beautiful product”.

“Afternoon Heather

I just wanted to let you know that I collected the ring from my brother-in-law today, and we are more than pleased!  It looks wonderful and fits perfectly. It is just perfect in every way!

Thank you so much for friendly service and super professional work!  I am so grateful!”

“Good day

I would like to thank you for the great service you have given me. I received the ring and it is beautiful. 

It was a pleasure doing business with you.  Thank you.” 

“Morning Heather

I received the ring a few days ago. It is wonderful and fits like a glove.

We are so happy with it.

Thank you so much.”

“Good morning Heather

I received the ring yesterday. It fits perfectly and looks beautiful, thank you for an amazing ring.

Thank you for the care instructions.”

“Hi there

Received the ring today…. Wow thank you so much. It is perfect and fits like a glove my husband loves is.

I truly appreciate all your troubles and good service.

Thanks a million!”

“Good morning,

Just opened the package. I am very happy with it.

Thank you so much. I will definitely be recommending Heavin Forge to all who know me. And I hope to buy some of your knives in future.

Warm regards and have a lovely weekend.”

“Hi Heather,

We have received the package and picked it up. Thank you so much for the excellent service and product.”

“Hey Heather. 

First of all thank you soooo much. The ring is absolutely beautiful and exactly what we wanted. 

I gave it to Chris and he hasn’t taken it off yet. He loves it and it fits like a glove. What’s more, it fits my ring beautifully. Chris loves to watch forged in fire on TV and this is something that he truly is interested in and he loves the small touches you guys put into it with the letter about how its made and what it represents. We can’t wait to get married now! 

Thank you for not just listening to what we wanted but following through.” 

“I received the ring today, thank you very much for all of your help, my fiance is really happy with it. It’s much more than I expected, thank you, thank you, thank you!”

“Hi Heather

The parcel was delivered yesterday, everything is 100% and the ring is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the beautiful product and great customer service.”

“Good evening

Sorry for the late reply but we end work at 20:00.

I received the ring today. It looked nothing like the picture……


We love it! It is perfect in every way. The pattern, the fit, just everything!

My fiancé is a very big detail freak with a heavy case of OCD (he’s quite artistic) and he can find NO flaw, he’s over the moon! He can’t stop talking about it.

I would DEFINITELY recommend anyone to order a ring from you as your 35 years of experience is definitely portrayed in the product. It is not at all what we expected, we are in awe. I would definitely use your service again in the future.

Thank you very very much.”

“Hi I just wanted to let you know I did receive the ring and it looks amazing! Thanks once again so much for your time and effort with this, I really appreciate it.”

Here is a very interesting article written by Jennifer Pentman.

“Diamonds Aren’t Forever:  How Much is My Jewellery Worth … and Should I sell…?

Damascus Steel Wedding Bands Are High-Quality Investments

A pair of matching Damascus steel wedding bands.

The average cost of a larger wedding (80 to 100 guests) in South Africa ranges between R70,000 and R80,000, according to Business Tech. Part of the expense is the cost of wedding bands. While memories of a wedding will fade a little over time, the beauty of high-quality wedding bands will be enjoyed afresh every day. Since wedding bands are almost always worn, they should be carefully chosen, with a mind to seeking out superlative quality and uncommon beauty. Wedding bands crafted from Damascus steel are unique and exciting choices. They have special properties which make them good investments. They are also amazing conversation pieces and meaningful symbols of love and commitment.  The symbolism of Damascus steel with regards to a marriage, is that you take two different steels, each with its own personality and traits and by forging them together, you create a stronger, more beautiful steel.

What makes jewelry a good investment?

Resale value is something to think about when it comes to choosing wedding bands as investments. Some wedding bands sold at bigger jewelers aren’t custom designs and they may contain lab-created gemstones which don’t retain value over the years. Other wedding bands may have very precious materials and custom craftsmanship which make them extremely expensive, but better investments from a resale perspective. Luckily, stellar quality and custom craftsmanship don’t have to cost a great deal. Damascus steel wedding bands are handmade, from fine material and they are not costly. Aside from quality and craftsmanship, wedding bands should be beloved. They should be something that South African couples truly love wearing.

Why is Damascus steel special?

Two thousand years ago, mankind required tough steel. It was invented through a forge-welding process, and through the folding of low and high-carbon steels, at high temperatures. The steel produced during this time had flexibility and was tough enough to keep its edge. This steel was Damascus steel. Wedding rings crafted from this superior steel, which was used by Vikings and ancient Samurai, are beautiful, with plenty of historical significance. They are also surprisingly affordable. These wedding bands highlight the stunning patterns that are naturally present in Damascus steel. If you want wedding rings that are crafted to last for thousands of years, from rare and fine material, but you don’t want to overspend, choose Damascus steel wedding bands today.

Now that you know just how special Damascus steel wedding rings are, and why they are solid investments, you may want to learn more about these rings. Any Damascus wedding ring that you choose should be custom-made by an expert with decades of skill and experience. You’ll find that this type of wedding band ticks all the boxes.