Casting in the jewellery studio...

March 10, 2010

Sometimes I am asked to recycle jewellery, and this ring was an example of that process. I was asked to make one new ring using a couples old rings that carry a lot of sentimental value for them. All 4 rings were 22ct so a joy to work with. The images below show some of the stages to casting the ring (I used the sand casting process).  The ring is yet to be completed, and this will be done when the couple and their family visit the studio to help apply the planished finish - so the whole family can have an input the final ring.

Four gold rings
Four gold rings

Putting the silver model into the mould
Putting the silver model into the mould

Making the second part of the mould
Making the second part of the mould

Opening the mould to remove the model
Opening the mould to remove the model

The finished mould ready to cast
The finished mould ready to cast

Heating the rings in a crucible
Heating the rings in a crucible

Opening the mould after the gold has been poured in
Opening the mould after the gold has been poured in

The semi finished ting and sprue
The semi finished ring and sprue





Ring sizing

Standard designs

Sue makes rings to the size you select when ordering. If the ring does not fit, then she will re-size the ring free of charge (once only) providing:

  1. You (the customer) pay £9 to cover Royal Mail Special Delivery costs for returning the ring to you (can be paid online or via bank transfer).
  2. You (the customer) ensure it is returned within 14 days of delivery.

Please contact Sue before returning a ring for a re-size; it is so useful to have a discussion to help gauge how much adjustment is needed.

Please note: rings must be returned via Royal Mail Special Delivery and opting for the appropriate insurance option to cover the cost of the item. Sue Lane is not responsible for the delivery costs of returning a ring for re-sizing or for lost or damaged rings whilst in transit. For more details, please read our Returns Policy.

After 14 days: Sue will happily resize but at a cost based on the time needed to fulfil the work plus postage. Sue can quote for any work before you return the ring.

Commissioned designs

Any item made just for you, that is not one of Sue's standard designs: You (the customer) need to ensure the size is correct before Sue commences any work. If your order doesn't fit, Sue may be able to resize for you depending on the design and stones used. There may well be a charge involved due to the complexity of the design and for working with stones that where not supplied by Sue which may be difficult to work with. Contact Sue to discuss if it is possible and she can let you know the cost involved, including postage.

Not sure of your ring size?

If you are not sure of your ring size, please contact Sue. She can arrange your order and then post out a free ring sizer to you. You then simply call or email with the measurement.