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Kenneth Singh's Ring Mandrels


#1

Late last year there was a thread on ring sizing. Kenneth Singh
mentioned that his company makes ring mandrels and I said I would
check them out. I ordered them back in mid December but only just
received them, it seems that they are in high demand and were on
backorder. Well I am happy to report that they are both high quality
and accurate as promised. Thank you to Kenneth for this info and the
good quality product. Now Kenneth if you could have your company
make and sell accurate finger gages in both narrow and wide widths
my life would be easier.

Thanks
Jim Binnion

James Binnion Metal Arts
Phone (360) 756-6550
Toll Free (877) 408 7287
Fax (360) 756-2160


@James_Binnion
Member of the Better Business Bureau


#2

Now Kenneth if you could have your company make and sell accurate
finger gages in both narrow and wide widths my life would be easier.

See now therein lies the real problem. None of the sizers match the
mandrels so it never seems to matter who you get the mandrel from.

Daniel R. Spirer, GG
Spirer Somes Jewelers
1794 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
617-491-6000
@spirersomes
www.spirersomes.com


#3
    Now Kenneth if you could have your company make and sell
accurate finger gages in both narrow and wide widths my life would
be easier. See now therein lies the real problem.  None of the
sizers match the mandrels so it never seems to matter who you get
the mandrel from. 

We buy sets and take them off the loop they come on then, remove the
jump ring that attaches it to the loop and then check them for size
on the “standard” mandrel and either shrink or stretch them till
they match the “standard” this turns a cheap set of gages into a
very expensive one but they match my mandrels and when I send them
out to a client they we get a proper sizing, most of the time.

Jim Binnion

James Binnion Metal Arts
Phone (360) 756-6550
Toll Free (877) 408 7287
Fax (360) 756-2160


@James_Binnion
Member of the Better Business Bureau


#4

I just have one good set of finger gauges and several unmarked
mandrels (grooved, wooden, etc) - just snug up the ring and mark
mandrel with pencil, sharpie, duck tape, white-out, whatever is
handy and try gauges till is matches. No mis matches and I saved a few
bob (cents), seemed obvious to me!

Andy Parker, Agate House Lapidary
Ulverston, Cumbria, England
@Andy_Parker
www.agatehouse.co.uk
Tel: 01229 584023


#5

Jim

I thank you for your compliemnt.

I was admiring my friend’s house while complimenting the architect
who had built it & I will not forget his remark. He said “the house
is built according to the wishes of your friend and lot of the
features were incorporated by him. All I did is used my knowledge to
ability to make it.”

What I mean to say is that it is due to desire & the need of the
Jewelers who are willing to pay & ask for a better mandrels that it
was possible for me to have this product made. My salute to the
management at Gesswein who have supported this product for more than
15 years & not swayed by the bottom line.

Regards Kenneth Singh
karat46@aol.com


#6

I whole-heartedly agree with Daniel! I have a number of ring sizers
and the only accurate ones seem to be the cheapy plastic ones!
Sometimes I’m sort of embarrassed to use them with clients because
they look so unprofessional, but they are spot on. I got them over
20 years ago, so I can’t remember where, but they are a sort of
mustard-colored plastic. I would LOVE a good set of wide band
sizers!

Janet in Jerusalem