Sand Casting Signet Rings

Viv in person Delft Clay Sand casting heavyweight handmade signet rings



Apolgies for the poor video quality produced with my webcam


This video is approximately 15 minutes , I can sand cast on average 3 rings per hour


I make a master pattern in each finger size & head size so I can often cast without joining

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Finishing a lost wax cast signet ring identical process to finish a hand cast ring



The video is based apon finishing a ring cast bespoke to customers finger size

In reality lost wax bulk cast rings are seldom the right size, hence my preference to sand cast rings bespoke to a clients finger size to order

As the majority of my 9ct rings weigh in excess of 8 grams and have an average retail price of £450.00 , it should be very apparent that for a small independant manufacturer having 50 rings bulk cast in this manner is most unlikely as they would have a value in region of £22,500-00

The video is actually my jewellers Bronze samples , which are softer and easier to finish

CLICK HERE for my page on lost wax casting with video's

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In depth video explaining the issues with re sizing signet rings smaller 



In order to supply cheaper signet rings , most manufacturers use a single rubber mould to produce each head size of signet ring and then restrict finger size options

Rule of thumb is to never make more than 3 sizes smaller , however bulk manufacturers will often re size by up to 10 sizes , often soldering in a section with 2 joins to make bigger