TO LEARN ABOUT OUR NUMBERING AND ORDERING CODE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION
The ring image displays the top view and the side view all at once to show as much detail as possible.
First Line ...
This is the wax pattern number and is also the size code for the center stone. The stone size for this ring is 12x10 mm oval. The number 52 is the wax number to select this 12x10 wax pattern from all the other 12x10 MM oval ring wax patterns in our inventory.
This line also has the price code built into it. The example 121052 has no letter at the end which means it is a regular wax pattern. If it had a letter "L","E","S","X","Y","Z" the price is different. The pattern 6428L is an example of the price code letter "L".
Quantity discounts also effect the final price of each order.
( C/F ) ( 5 ) ( .4 )
Indicates the stone style that can be set in this ring, the ring size and the wax weight in grams. C/F tells you that a cabachon or faceted stone can be set as the center. If only F is in this line a faceted stone is recomended to be set. The number 5 is the ring size of the wax pattern. This is the only size availabe unless specified. Sizing must be done by a jeweler after casting. The number .4 is the wax weight in grams for this wax pattern with the sprue attached and is used for calculating the amount of metal needed for casting this wax pattern. Each metal weight differs, 10k gold, 14k gold, 18k gold, .925 sterling silver. See ourMetal Calculations
chart. More metal must be added to allow for the button for the cast to draw from as it cools.
1-12x10 mm , 4-2 mm
This line list all of the stones that can be set in this wax pattern as it is now. This ring will accept one 12x10 MM oval stone and four 2 mm round stones. This means that there is a place for these stones but does not mean that the heads or prongs are always part of the wax pattern. It is expected that those who order wax patterns have jewelry manufacturing skills and can use the wax patterns and change them before casting or after casting to meet there own needs. Sizing, stone seat cutting,soldering in heads and setting stones are all needed jewelry skills to complete many of the different designs.
These images are examples of other rings with their wax numbering codes. B158 and B160 are bands as indicated by the (B) before the number). If they do not have a third line because there are no stones to be set in them as they are displayed. A competant jeweler can add stones if desired.
Claculating the amount of metal needed for a cast is not an exact science. It can be figured quite close using the following chart.
There are 31.1 grams in a troy ounce. These are both different methods of weighing precious metal.All weights in our code are gram weight. An aproximate weight in metal may be figured by using the wax weight provided under each wax listed in our catalogue. The weight listed is gram weight of the wax with the sprue attached. Use the gram weight of the wax times the factor listed below for the metal you will use in the cast. This works for single items in a single casting flask. Extra metal must be added for any sprue trees and the button pool for the casting to draw from as it cools.
WAX WEIGHT- X - 10.5 FOR STERLING SILVER.
WAX WEIGHT- X - 11 FOR 10K GOLD.
WAX WEIGHT- X - 13 FOR 14K GOLD.
WAX WEIGHT- X - 15 FOR 18K GOLD.