Whether you’re looking to create your dream signet ring, carve wedding bands with your number one, looking for a mindful activity or want to gift something truly unique, we have created the ultimate bespoke ring-making kits to make that ring a reality!
Once we have received your wax carved ring, the turnaround time is 4-6 weeks for us to work our magic.
Here’s how it works from you choosing your kit to finished sparkling beauty…
Your dream ring awaits! Set the scene and carve out some time for yourself. Unbox your ring carving kit and launch your online video tutorials to learn the art of lost wax carving.
Using the tools from your kit you’ll shape your ring design from jewellers wax (best bit - the design is all yours) and log your ring design specifications via our ring portal; add gemstones, gold plating and more!
Pop your finished wax ring in the post to us for its final ring transformation. We use planet friendly recycled metal to cast your one of a kind ring.
Our small team of UK based jewellers professionally polish, set stones, engrave and post your finished ring back to you. Who knows maybe one day it will end up on antiques roadshow?
This kit is where it all started and is our number 1 Bestseller! Create solid silver rings starting with a 5mm or 8mm wide wax. If you aren’t sure what kit to gift, then this is a great option. With this kit you get to add on any extras including stones, engraving and plating – all via our ring portal.
Our other bestselling kit.. allowing you add ethically sourced gemstones to your design. All kits come with our gemstone and diamond price list, gemstone postcards and a stone setting sheet which allows you to show placement and easily order more gemstones and make the most of our with our multi-stone discount. You can select from semi-precious, diamonds, or birthstones and great for an extra special birthday present.
The classic kit for a timeless piece of jewellery. The signet never goes out of fashion and this kit has a specially designed wax with a wide 7mm top and a tapered band perfect for easy signet ring carving.
Our most romantic kit allows you to create a solid gold or platinum wedding band. This kit comes with 5mm round wax blanks to allow for more accurate wedding band carvings. This kit is split across 2 payments; the first is based on your metal choice (9ct / 18ct or Platinum) The second payment is based on your ring size and final wax carving dimensions. Simply line it up against the wax pricing sheet found inside your kit to find out what your second and final payment will be. (You can also view this on the kit listing).
This doesn’t have to be a wedding band though, if you’re after a solid gold or platinum band, then this is your kit! Who needs a proposal!?
Take it on your staycay, carve out some time for yourself or get crafty with friends. Put on your favourite playlist and let’s begin – a glass of wine recommended but not necessary.
If you know your ring size, brilliant! Just select it from the drop down menu and we will send you your wax already sized.
Not sure about your ring size? Want to gift the kit and don’t know their size? We have a few options to make ordering stress free.
When purchasing your kit select the ‘size it yourself’ option. When you come to carve your wax you will find a handy ‘how to size your wax’ video in our online tutorials.
All kits come with ring sizers which you can use to check your ring size. You will be asked to add your size to the ring portal when you submit your carved ring so we can perfect it in the workshop.
Or if you prefer you can order a ring sizer from our website before purchasing your box.
Your kit includes materials, tools and online video tutorials with lots of tips and techniques to help you make the best ring possible. We have purposely removed fiddly, ineffective metal files that risk breaking your wax. Instead, we have chosen a precision craft knife and fabric-backed sandpaper which are gentle, easy to use and really effective at shaping and buffing your wax blank into your desired shape.
Once you have finished your wax ring design, it’s time to head to the Ring Portal and submit your ring to the Workbench workshop.
You will need your kit code to submit your ring so make sure to keep the box safe or make a note. You will be taken through a short step-by-step process that lets us know how you would like your ring polished and most importantly add your delivery details for your finished ring.
At this point, you will also be provided with the address to return your carved wax. Then all you need to do is box it up and pop in the pre-paid jiffy (UK only) and send it back to our workshop, where we work our jewellery wizardry!
UK postage is included. It’s so exciting to know these rings are made all over the globe but if you are making outside of the UK, you need to arrange overseas payment of the wax to our studio.
Don’t forget if you love your second wax, you can send this in too!
Your rings go through an incredible process called lost wax casting. This is an ancient method which is widely used within the jewellery industry. Casting means a mould is made around each wax shape, with a little hole in, where the wax is warmed up and melted out. This leaves an exact, hollow shape of the wax ring you have created – it picks up every tiny detail. The mould is then filled with molten metal, which cools and solidifies. After each ring is cast, the mould crumbles away, meaning that these rings are literally one of a kind!
When it’s back in the workshop, we file, size and polish each ring to your exact specification. We work with artisan engravers and setters in the heart of Hatton Garden (London’s iconic jewellery quarter) to add that extra finesse.
Your one-of-a-kind ring is ready and will be delivered to your door using a safe and secure tracked and signed for service.