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[Source] Mens signet ring


#1

Hi everyone,

I’m in need of a gold signet ring for a customer to be engraved. I
thought Rio would have several but they have only one. Could anyone
share a source for mens signet rings?

Thanks!
Shahasp Valentine
precious metal clay jewelry artist
http://www.precieux.com
415.920.9439


#2

Hello Shahasp Try Church & Co., 2121 Whitesville Rd., Toms River,
N.J. They produce a wide variety of die struck rings which I have
been told are less likely to contain air pockets, and are therefore a
better bet for engraving.

Kind regards,
Richard Hyer


#3

Aloha Shahasp, Try www.waxpatterns.com , have someone cast it or cast
it yourself. You will save a ton of money, over buying it as a
finding or finished piece. Hope that helps.

Best regards,
Christian


#4

ALA Casting has a large selection.

Back in the 70’s we used to make signet rings for heraldic
engravers. We’d sand cast them at about size 6, hammer them all over
to “make them healthy”, then file them to shape. It’s how I learned
to file flat, took me about 6 months to really get the hang of it.
The engravers loved them.

Jeffrey Everett


#5

Try Inguer in NY city website www.Leoingwer.com 800-992-4344 They
have about 110 signet style rings in gold

Also, Ptak Bros also in NY city www.ptakbrothers.com 800-345 ptak
about 65 styles

Ron


#6

A.L.A. Casting in New York has a BIG selection of signet rings.
The company has been around forever. They have a set of 4 hardbound
catalogs which has EVERYTHING in it.

Also, try Stuller and Dazzlers.

I also have dozens of rubber molds for various sizes of signets…if
you cannot find one, I can cast one for you.

David Barzilay
Lord of the Rings
607 S Hill St Ste 850
Los Angeles, CA 90014-1718
213-488-9157


#7

Hello Shahasp, You asked for a source for men’s signet rings -
Stuller Settings has quite a wide variety. They only sell
wholesale, and you would need to establish an account with them. No
association other than a very satisfied customer, etc. Judy in Kansas

Judy M. Willingham, R.S.
B.A.E. 237 Seaton Hall
Kansas State University
Manhatttan KS 66506
(785) 532-2936 FAX (785) 532-6944


#8
It's how I learned to file flat, took me about 6 months to really
get the hang of it. 

Jeff - What does this mean, to “file flat”? Does this give a
surface similar to that gotten from a rotating lap?

Tas
www.earthlywealth.com


#9
Jeff - What does this mean, to "file flat"?  Does this give a
surface similar to that gotten from a rotating lap?

Hi Tas

Filing the top of a large signet ring flat means that the surface is
quite flat like that produced by a lap, but not polished. The natural
tendency when filing is to rotate the file slightly. Overcoming this
tendency can take quite a bit of practice. Eventually, the flatness
of the surface can be “felt” while you’re filing. A common approach
is to switch the direction of filing and to watch the surface of the
ring. The marks left by the file, when the surface is finally flat,
completely cover the surface after each file stroke. When filing
flats tops on large signet rings, we used flat files that were quite
large. It’s been over 30 years, and I don’t remember the exact number
of the file, but the files were quite rough. The signet rings we made
were far more expensive than investment cast rings (which we also
made) but the engravers preferred them. I think we had about 10
styles. Some of the older S.F. jewelers here might remember the
company. Originally at 110 S. 1st, St. the Meyer Seigel Co (founded
1888) was sold to Paul Lichtman. I don’t know when Paul retired and
closed up shop permanently, probably in the 80’s.

Jeffrey Everett