Sterling Silver Oval Signet Ring
This oval signet ring suits both men and women. It was carved out of wax and cast in sterling silver (.925) using the lost wax casting technique.
The large oval face measures 21mm x 16mm and it is 3.5mm thick. It is ready to be engraved. The band tapers from 9mm wide at the top to 4.5mm at the bottom and is approximately 1.8mm thick.
The ring shown in the photos has a shiny polish finish but it is also available with a satin/matte finish.
You will receive this ring in a black wooden box.
Lost Wax Casting
Lost wax casting is an ancient metalsmithing technique. It is used to create duplicates of pieces, including shapes that cannot easily be made using traditional fabrication techniques.
The jeweller creates a wax model of the piece (in this case ring) and sends it off to the casting business. A plaster mould of the wax model is made and then filled with molten metal (sterling silver, gold, bronze etc) and allowed to cool. The jeweller then files down this master and cleans it up before returning it to the casting business to have a permanent mould made. This mould can be used to have further wax model copies made and more metal pieces cast.
I carved this ring out of wax and have had a mould made. When I receive your ring back from the casting business, I'll file it down where necessary, clean it up and prepare it to send to you.
Please be aware that most people require a slightly larger size for wide bands - if you are unsure of your ring size, a local jeweller should be able to measure your finger for you. Please ask them to measure your wide band size for this ring.
This ring is available in US sizes 5 - 12.5 and Aus/UK sizes J1/2 - U1/2. I have given US size options but I am very happy to make rings in UK/Australian sizes. Just scroll down to the bottom and select 'Other - will advise' and leave me a note during checkout with your UK/Aus size. If you require a different size, please contact me first for a custom order.
Please note this ring is made to order. Please allow approximately 2-3 weeks for your ring to be made.
My sterling silver jewellery and lampwork glass beads are handmade in my studio in Adelaide, South Australia.