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Ring Shanks

US$11.77US$13.16

Ring Shanks ideal as stacking bands, or you can add a bezel cup of your choice and buy a compatible mould. Please note the sizing info in the description!

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UK Ring Sizing Mandrel

UK Ring Sizing Mandrel is an essential bit of kit for anyone selling rings. Make sure that you size each ring you receive from your suppliers and check they're the size you ordered. Use this to calibrate your ring sizer sets and to measure clients' own rings in person. Due to weight, international orders will be shipped directly from the manufacturer

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Description

Ring Shanks made of solid silver band. Does not include bezel cups, will come pin polished and finished as shown in the product photo! They make lovely stacking bands by themselves and are engravable, or you can add a cup. These rings will take up to 10 working days to make (please see our FAQ page to know how often our orders are shipped).

You will need to grind for adding bezel cups as required. The ring band (shank) is perfect for use with any of our bezel cup to make your own ring setting, such as the our 10mm scalloped heart, or you can remove the loop on a 10mm crown point heart (exclusive to Keepsaker Supplies) or a 10x8mm crown teardrop. The bubble and twisted bands are better for smaller cups up to 12mm round.

If you’d prefer to make the ring shanks yourself you can buy silver wire from us here.

 

You can also request label backing paper here for working with hair, or some practice ashes here. You’ll also need to provide yourself (not included). Follow our tutorials here to prepare your clients’ elements or buy a DIY breastmilk preservation kit from Etsy here.

Ring Shanks

The bubble bands are 2mm wide and the twisted band is 2.4mm wide. When you receive them, the bands can be polished shiny, brushed (with foam sanding pads), textured or hit with different hammer heads for different textures – please remember that this will increase the ring size, so if you need a textured band in a UK size Q, buy a size P and apply the texture until it’s a Q. Please anneal before enlarging and treat as Argentium which can be brittle if quenched too fast.

Ring Band Sizes

The sizes are calibrated with our standard ring sizing mandrel but may appear different on different models. We place the band over the letter or number on the mandrel that we wish to make. If you feel that the ring sent is the incorrect size please send a photo of it on a sizing mandrel.

Please note, we highly recommend that you advise your customer to add a UK ring size to their best fit on these wider bands. For example, if they are a UK size L on a normal ring sizer, the you should advise them to go for a size M. We will make whatever size you request but four years’ experience making these bands shows us that extra size is needed because of the extra width.

Ring Stock Images

You can order some ring stock images here to show your clients some mockups before they buy (please remember the instructions for use advise you to tell your clients results will vary!).

935 Antitarnish Silver

The silver in these settings is 925 sterling or 935 or 940 antitarnish silver, which is 100% recycled. We use sterling silver solder paste. Please see our blog on Types of Solid Silver which explains the care instructions for the silver and the metal content. You can advertise these as 925 sterling silver which is the minimum fineness of the band and bezel cup.

Please note, from 14th June 2022 all 3mm wide bands (satin, brushed, tree bark, textured/hammered, python skin and shiny) will be made with 925 sterling silver shanks for a while. Our suppliers are out of stock of 935 right now, moving to 940 soon. 925 bands will be marked 925, please update your listings as they are not anti-tarnish.

Silver Polishing Cloths

Customers may wish to give their rings a quick polish before sending, you can buy a silver polishing cloth from us here. If you have an established business and would like some branded polishing cloths we use this company for our Tree of Opals cloths!


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