Sole Trader Working From Home
We are a small family concern , husband and wife working from home with no desire to return to the hussle and bustle of working in town
Mainly manufacturing signet rings as I have for over 40 years, I am trying to avoide taking up to much of my time with phone calls and emails , dealing with the public I have to explain every last detail over and over again, often to no avail. This was so much easier face to face over a shop counter with stock and examples to hand. As I no longer have the £1,000 + weekly expense of my shop , I can sell cheaper direct via internet.
TRADE : For this reason my trade customers take priority over any retail orders , generally trade orders are dealt with on Monday Tuesday & Wednesday posted on Wednesday or Thursday to insure you have them for the weekend.
Members of the public : Sorry not supplied via this trade only website
I have the ability to engrave on average 6 crests or coats of arms per week if they are one offs. Average bespoke seal /crest rings takes 5 to 8 hours
Repeat engravings of an identical crest or coat of arms are far quicker especially if done at the same time , one after the other into identical products (ie) matching signet rings or a pair of cufflinks , making the later very competitive in price.
All trade enqueries very welcome , but please note , I am used to working in preciuose metals only, although I can engrave into non preciouse materials like copper and brass my hourly rate stays the same , I am not trying to compete with China or India and am only interested in producing high quality engravings & products with a price to match.
Trade Only : Samples of my work by post
I have a considerable collection of tried and tested popular crest and coat of arms designs , mainly engraved into bronze signet rings used as test engravings for recent clients
If you would like a selection sent to you as examples of my work before you order your own, the closest examples I have to your own design can be sent out by recorded post , and will require returning by same method. Re fundable deposit of £45.00 per sample is required in advance.
Bronze samples of Crest engraving
If you are unsure of the head size of signet ring you require , I will send you out a set of bronze samples in assorted head sizes
Question : Will the samples be sent in my finger size ?
Answer : No they will not , I have 12 patterns which in 48 finger sizes would mean 576 samples in stock, I send out standard sizes for each head size
Question : Can you make every head size and style in any finger size ?
Answer : Each head size is available as standard in about 9 finger sizes , Bigger and smaller than standard can still be supplied but may incur extra time and additional charge. (ie) 13mm x 11mm intended for sizes G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P = Average ladies or small mens finger sizes. + half sizes
Question : Why do you only list oval signet rings in your website ?
Answer : I used to list , cushion , shield , round , landscape etc. but to be honest for ever 500 ovals I will be asked for one " other shape " and to keep all those other shapes in assorted head sizes became to complicated and customers got confused.
Question : can you still provide other shapes ?
Answer : Yes I can , if you are able to send me a photo of the style you would like , and both the head dimensions and the finger size you require it in I will be able to confirm if that is available , rather than listing another 50 or 60 options and pricing accordingly.
Just as an example , cushion shape rings are made by variouse suppliers in about 20 variants of shape , and 5 or six head sizes, each requiring a master pattern, mould or die to be made , where as the ovals I list just what I make myself about 8 in total