Learn the art of wax carving with The Ringsmiths' at home kit and make your very own signet/wide sterling silver ring bespoke to you.
Lockdown has made it a little difficult for us to go out and do the things we love. So, we have been working hard behind the scenes to bring one of our much loved classes to you - but from the comfort of your own home. Hooray!!!!
With our kit you will be provided with all the tools you need, wide wax pre-sized to fit, a second wax to practice in, and an envelope and…
What is Included
A how to get started guide
Jeweller's Wax Carving File
Do I get to keep the tools?
Yes. You keep all the tools in your kit which means you can continue to practice the art of wax carving!
Will I get a finished silver ring?
Yes, once you have carved your ring in wax you can either drop it to the store at 'Kas & Ros' or return it via the addressed envelope we have included in your pack.
Can I only make one ring?
No. With the wide/signet ring making kit you will be provided with one 8 to 10mm wax that can be cast into silver which is included in the price of your 'at home kit'. You will also receive a second wax to practice in, you can pay extra to have this cast in silver (each extra ring you have cast costs £65 based on a 8 to 10mm wax and would be paid for when you return your waxes to us - you will be sent a payment link for this). We also have put together a 'Top Up Wax Kit' for £10 where you can receive 4 pre-sized waxes.
What are the average ring sizes for men and woman?
Based on an average ladies hand-
X-Small: C-H (little finger)
Small: I-M (ring finger)
Medium: N-Q (middle, index, thumb)
Based on an average mens hand -
Small: I-M (little finger)
Large: R-V (middle)
X-Large: W-Z (index, thumb)
How Do I size my wax?
If you know your ring size between UK size A to Z+6 we will pre-size your wax for you otherwise you can order waxes in xsmall, small, medium, large, xlarge, and xxlarge.
You will be sent a ring sizer with your pack so you can check your size and let us know before casting so we can size it for you. Please note, we will either pre-size your wax for you or size it in the silver, its important not to attempt to size the ring yourself or touch the inside of the ring.
If you have no idea about your ring size we can either post out a ring sizer for £2.50 beforehand including postage, or we can help guide you based on images or by measuring the diameter of a ring you already have.
We are happy to exchange any untouched waxes of the wrong size.
Can you share a kit between two?
Each kit will come with waxes either in Xsmall, small, medium, large and Xlarge etc If you both fall between the same size, for example small covers size I,J,K,L,M then you can make two different size rings within these sizes. However, If its a completely different size then you would need to order a top up bundle for £10 in a different size. You receive one silver ring to be cast within the price of the kit, any extra wax rings you would like cast would cost £65 (based on a wide wax kit for a chunkier ring - we also offer 4 to 5mm sizes waxes for finer rings that cost £45 to cast into sterling silver)
What do the top up bundles include?
We offer three different top up wax bundles priced at £10 each (plus postage if being bought separate to the kit). Each top up bundle will comprise of waxes in the same size category. Wax bundles are great for practicing with or if you are sharing your kit with someone who has a different sized finger to you.
Bundle 1: 4x standard waxes
Bundle 2: 2x standard waxes, 1x wide wax
Bundle 3: 2x wide waxes
What is the cost of casting waxes from bundles?
Standard wax (4-5mm) - £45 each
Wide wax (8-10mm) - £65 each
And these would be paid for when you post back your waxes to us.
Can I buy a £10 top up wax bundle without a kit?
No, you can only buy a top up wax bundle after you have bought a kit. You can pay for this before your kit is posted and have it sent with your kit.
You will receive information about the top up bundles once your kit is ordered, we will then forward a payment link for any bundles you would like sent with your kit.
Can I make a gold ring?
Yes, you can either choose to gold plate your ring by selecting this option on your order form when returning your ring for casting or you can opt for a solid 9 or 18ct gold ring. Both these options would be at an additional cost. Gold plating based on a 4 to 5mm wax costs £40. We are only able to quote for gold once we receive your carved ring. Your wax will be weighed and converted into metal weight (9ct, 18ct or platinum etc) and quoted based on the live gold price.
Can I set gemstones in my ring?
Yes, this is an additional service we offer. Milena is a trained Gemologist. Just email us [email protected] once you have purchased your kit and request our gemstone catalogue with setting ideas and pricing. We automatically send you a catalogue alongside our video tutorials. Gemstones starts from £20 including the setting. Some of the stones available include sapphire, emerald, diamond and garnet etc. We can also source any stones that are not listed in the catalogue as long as it fits within your carved blue wax.
Is there a time limit to send my ring back for casting?
Yes, we ask that all waxes that are provided in the kit are sent to us within 6 months. For top up wax kits - these can be sent back to us for casting at any point.
Do you offer engraving?
You can either engrave the ring yourself in the wax or we offer a hand engraving service into the metal by a master engraver. Any font, image or handwriting can be copied. This would be an additional cost and paid for when you return your wax to us for casting.
You cannot engrave into the inside of the ring yourself as we need to size and clean the inside but would recommend this as an additional service by our master engraver.
1 to 3 letters £45
4 to 6 letters £55
7 to 9 letters £65
Full inside of a ring or any outline drawings £100
How do the kits come packaged?
All of our kits come in beautiful packaging that is sustainable and environmentally friendly! The mailer, box and protective packing can be reused, recycled, are biodegradable and compostable! The pouches your tools come in are made of organic cotton! We encourage you to reuse and recycle.
Is postage included?
Yes. We have included the price of postage in the cost of the kit. We send your kits out via Royal Mail first class signed for. If you would like insured and tracked next day delivery, this is an additional £10. For all international shipping £30
Can I buy this kit as a gift for someone who has never carved a ring before?
Yes, we have made the pack accessible to complete beginners with our 'How To Guide' and in-depth video tutorials. Even better- its beautifully gift wrapped making it the perfect box to unwrap!
How long will it take to receive my finished ring?
Your finished silver ring will be ready for collection or posting within 3 weeks after we receive your wax. We spend the time lost wax casting, sizing, finishing and polishing your rings.
Extra services such as engraving, gold plating and stone setting are offered at an additional cost. These can be noted on the order form. Please note these services have a lead time of up to 2 to 3 weeks on top of the casting/finishing time.
Between the two of us we have over 24 years experience as jewellers and have a host of awards under our belts!
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