Start with a plan
Lay the ring mould down and mark out your desired signet shape on your wax with a sharpie.
Note – If you’re designing a slim or dainty piece, we advise to mark out a thicker shape than you need, as you can always refine with the sandpaper after carving the initial shape.
Create your shape
When you’re happy with your signet shape, pop your red sandpaper flat on the table and start sanding up to your marker line. You could use your knife to cut away chunks, but we find sandpaper is often a quicker and more controlled way to remove larger areas of wax.
Don’t worry too much about marking your shape perfect at this stage. We can refine this later.
Slim down your signet
Once you’re happy with the shape, the next step is slim down your design. Lay your ring flat on the sandpaper and sand in a circular motion.
Side thought – Sanding in a circular motion will make it much easier to smooth and polish your wax later on…
File for smoothness
Next up! Use your gold file to smooth and refine your signet ring. Using the flat face of the file will start to polish the surface of your wax.
If you wish, you could add a little texture or engraving to the front of your design, using your gold file.
For added polish
For a polished finish, use your yellow sandpaper to remove any small scratches. Used in conjunction with your gold file, you should be able to sand out any marks for a nice mirror-smooth polish.
Optional stone setting?
If you’d like to add a bit of sparkle, simply make a dot with a sharpie exactly where you’d like stones to be set. This beauty was cast in solid gold with an emerald detail.