Signet rings made from your own sentimental gold
VIDEO OF ME CASTING AND MAKING A SIGNET RING  

Send me your old gold jewellery, sentimental family unused items 

This is a very unique service and although not commercially viable I provide it purely as sentimental

Converting your sentimental metal into an heirloom to pass on through generations

Unlike mass produced signet rings , I cast just one ring at a time by "Delft Clay" casting process

If you require it hallmarked it will be delivered to and collected from the assay office on its own 

Utilising my standard oval or cushion shape master patterns each ring takes about a day to manufacture 

As a guide only, single signet ring in 9ct gold £250.00 or in 18ct gold £350.00 (discounts for 2 or more)

Additional charge for initials engraved £35.00 , 3D crest £220.00 , Coat Of Arms £300.00

If you have excess gold , I will return it , or I am happy to deduct the value from your invoice


Orders accepted by telephone to 0754 1387405  

Rough delft clay casting

cast signet ring from own gold

Cast signet ring prior to any work to it, the sprues will be cut off then the ring is cut and made to required finger size, this is all done before the ring is filed by hand to shape to preserve as much of the thickness and weight otherwise lost when re sizing a ring which has already been finished and polished in a bigger or smaller finger size.

Piece cut out join closed and hard gold soldered

Signet ring cut to size and join soldered

Sprues have been roughly filed away, this ring has been cut and approximately 3 sizes (width of 2 x £1.00 coins) removed, carefully bent to close join and then hard gold soldered.

Correctly done in yellow gold this join will seldom be visible to the naked eye, however in white metals (ie) Silver, Palladium & White Gold all joins will become evident often in  a very short period of time, it is therefore essential this is carried out carefully insuring a close parallel tight join to limit the join visibility.

Making rings bigger by soldering in a section with 2 joins should be avoided if at all possible, something I seldom do !

Almost finished ready for laser engraving

Partly finished cast signet ring

close to finished this is a similar signet ring to the  first photo an 18mm x 15mm 9ct gold heavyweight oxford oval appx 14 or 15 grams when finnished in a size Q. 

At this stage it is ready for laser engraving which I do before the signet ring is polished, again preserving as much weight and thickness as possible.


18mm x 15mm 18ct gold finished and engraved by laser

18ct yellow gold laser coat of arms engraved signet ring

Almost identical signet ring to the two larger examples above but made from customers own 18ct gold which was sent all the way from Australia as he could not find the service over there.

The signet ring in this photo is an 18mm x 15mm oxford in a finger size S and weighed appx 22 grams

His Vyvyan Coat of Arms I laser engraved in 3D providing wax impression capabilty, all this for about the same price a a hand engraver would have charged just to engrave the Coat Of arms as a seal type engraving.


Insurance estimate for this signet ring is in region of £2,200.00 similar in 9ct gold £1200.00

VIDEO OF ME CASTING AND MAKING A SIGNET RING  

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  • 43 Years of signet ring  production 
  • 95% of  products manufactured & engraved  by me in Hertfordshire 
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  • Hand engraving by R H Wilkins 

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