Custom Signet Rings
Every great design starts with an even better story
Today, the elitism associated with signet rings has declined and although some still choose to wear them as family jewels, many choose creative designs for a modern take on tradition or an expression of individuality. Signet rings traditionally have a flat, raised face baring an engraving.
Each piece is designed to be completely unique, and is made to last so that it can be passed down through generations to come. This personalised experience is something that we are very proud to offer our clients. Whether you are designing your dream engagement ring, signet ring, or a piece for a special milestone or occasion, we would love to be part of it.
Once we have an idea of your vision for the piece, we can offer our own expert views and input. If the design is a gift for someone else, it is important to have as much reference material as possible.
Please visit our Signet Ring Gallery and Instagram page for inspiration & references of some signets we have made in the past.
We work both in 9 carat and 18 carat; white, yellow and rose gold. This is a high quality metal that is both durable and beautiful. It is made to last and will not tarnish.
Your pieces can be brought in for us to rework into something that you will love.
We are able to offer you a credit for your old gold that will be deducted from your final invoice. The level of credit will be determined by the kind of gold it is, as well as the weight. We send the gold to be refined, and calculate a value according to the gold price of the day, less 15% refinery fees.
Costing & Quotation
However, your budget is an essential part of the process and we therefore ask that you consider an approximate figure to give to us at our first meeting. This will enable us to asses what type of design and materials to use in presenting you with options, and will save time which may be wasted on unworkable proposals.
Pricing of gemstones and diamonds varies widely according to quality factors, as well cut and colour. As such, we do not offer estimate quotations based on a general discussion of a piece, but rather quote accurately on of a piece, but rather quote accurately on specific stones, metals and design. We always aim to keep the final price within a ten percent range of your budget.
All engraving costs are completely design dependant and will be quoted accordingly.
Final Quote & Design
*Please note that due to fluctuations in all material and commodity prices, all quotes are valid for 7 days and must be accepted during this time frame.
Our quotes provide for all materials, design and labour hours required to create a bespoke piece.
Once we have chatted with you over email, or met for an in person consultation and narrowed down an idea of the design we are aiming for, the timeline will look something like this:
- Sourcing (if necessary for quoting): 5-10 working days, this depending on the rarity and availability of stones needed, as well as whether we will need to get them to our studio from our suppliers for viewing.
- Quoting, and rough sketches if applicable: 2-5 working days
- Final CAD design if applicable to the design: 5-7 working days
- Casting and manufacturing: 10-15 working days
- Delivery: please allow sufficient time for courier of your piece to you should you not be collecting in Cape Town.
Please note that the above estimates are subject to change according to our current workload. We will do our best to work as quickly and efficiently as possible. We aim to create pieces that are of the highest quality, and this requires time and care.
With your final approval of the design, we required 50% deposit in order to begin manufacturing.
Every piece has unique requirements and we will be able to provide you with a realistic time frame for completion and delivery according to your individual design. As mentioned above, we require a minimum of 15 working days for manufacturing, ensuring sufficient time for each part of the process. If you have a tight deadline, we will do our best to accommodate you, where possible.
We hope you understand that we are working to create tiny pieces of art, and that each and every part of the process takes time.
All of our custom ring quotations include a resizing of one size smaller or larger per ring. Anything beyond this limit will be at an additional charge for materials and labour, which will be quoted on before any work is done on the ring.
A minimum of 2-5 working days is required for resizing.
Please see our sizing guide for more on ring sizing.
We will attend to any problems that arise due to manufacturing faults within 6 months of your purchase. We will not be held responsible for the loss of any stone.
We recommend insuring all luxury pieces, and will, upon request, provide valuation certificates for any pieces we have made. Valuations of jewellery we did not make will be at an additional charge.
* Please note that custom pieces cannot be exchanged or returned under any circumstances.
- Avoid exposing jewellery to any harsh chemicals
- Always clean your pieces with warm soapy water and a soft toothbrush. Certain stones are porous and more sensitive. We will provide detailed instructions for these.
- Avoid wearing your jewellery while for any activities where your jewellery is at risk of being knocked/ scratched/ falling off.
- Although signet rings are very solid, regardless of the metal, their flat surfaces are prone to scratching due to general wear.
Get in touch
Mihlali - email@example.com