Unfinished Ring Shanks made of solid Argentium silver band, which is 1% purer than sterling silver. Does not include bezel cups, will not come polished and finished as shown in the product photo! The product photo shows you the possiblities of the bands once finished. You will need to grind and polish, adding bezel cups as required. These rings are stocked and will be ready to send without delay (please see our FAQ page to know how often our orders are shipped).
The unfinished ring band (shank) is perfect for use with any bezel cup to make your own ring setting, such as our 10mm heart bezel cup. We recommend you use a wider band base for a heart bezel cup to give it a secure base. The bubble and twisted bands are better for smaller bezel cups up to 12mm round.
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.
Unfinished Ring Shanks
The bubble and twisted bands are appx 2mm wide (the twisted band varies in places). 3mm and 6mm 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.
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 bands is 935 antitarnish silver, which is 100% recycled. The bands are Argentium silver from Cooksongold. 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 935 antitarnish silver or 925 sterling silver.
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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