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Skills used in hand-making a piece of jewellery

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Lucky Rune Ring with Engraving

Lucky Rune Ring with Engraving

The Anglo Saxon artifact this ring is inspired from is found in the British Museum. It is a heavy gold ring from the 8th century decorated with runes and and three character inside engraving. Bellchamber used the same runes in bas relief to create this 10mm wide ring...

Forged Wedding Bands

Forged Wedding Bands

Forged rings like these are handmade and not cast from wax models. They are not produced en-masse by stamping machines either. These ones were made using fire and tools of steel, leather and wood. Some of the metal was from our clients own family gold material. They...

Class/Team Ring Restoration

Class/Team Ring Restoration

A School Ring or Team ring made of gold will carry a lot of memories for the owner. Over decades the design can fade and the gemstone in the center may become worn. Often the stone is a vibrant coloured lab-made crystal called spinel. Synthetic spinel is 10x harder...

Care of Sterling Silver

Care of Sterling Silver

Pictured is a pair of 15 year old Love Bird Tree Triskele Rings, both in sterling silver. It is an honour to make jewellery and wedding bands which have so much sentimental value. The thinner model has raised 14K yellow borders. Sterling Silver is the same hardness as...

Hand Engraving

Hand Engraving

A client brought us an ring they inherited. They wished to have it sized and re-engraved. We hand=engraved the initials CG in a script font on the re-polished signet.

Annealing a Triskele Ring

Annealing a Triskele Ring

Annealing a ring involves heating it to a cherry red (700 degrees) to 'soften' the metal. Repairs, sizing and adjustments are all done in our store. This is a 13mm Eternity Triskele ring being annealed on a charcoal brick using an oxy-acetylene torch.

Gemstones Reset & Engraving

Gemstones Reset & Engraving

A client brought us her 3 stone setting with oval ruby and mine cut diamonds, the shank of which was in need of replacement. Pictured above is what we remade her; a new yellow gold band 2 mm wide, welded her 3-gemstone platinum setting to it and finished the sides...

Engraving inside a ring

Engraving inside a ring

 Inside ring engraving, especially for wedding bands, is a service we provide.  Pricing starts at $45 for 16 characters or less (including spaces). Custom fonts or copying your partner's handwriting is also available.  Work is done in our shop. Size of letters range...

Custom and Exclusive Designs

Custom and Exclusive Designs

A one-of-a-kind custom ring. This unique ring is finished in 14K Rose gold. The heart was taken from a sketch the client made and the ring created in our shop. We can make custom jewellery with 100% the client artwork and even gold material.

How to choose a gemstone

How to choose a gemstone

If a client wants us to source a gemstone, we usually obtain 3 or 4 to illustrate the differences in value. Sapphires are a very cost-effective coloured stone for setting in a ring. They are tough and will last a lifetime without scratching if taken care of. Pictured...

Gemstone Height on a Ring

Gemstone Height on a Ring

Many people want to set gemstones as low as possible in a ring. The lowest style of setting for this is the bezel setting. Diamonds and gemstones which are smaller than 2.25mm can be gypsy set into the band. Larger gems are required to have a setting to hold them. A...

Lead to Gold Sketch

Lead to Gold Sketch

From the pencil sketch to the finished ring, we turn lead into gold! Initially when Bellchamber designs a ring we start with a rough sketch and then move to a final black and white finished design. The final black and white art is used to make a wax model which is...

How to measure finger ring size

How to measure finger ring size

Determining a ring size is an initial step before ordering a ring. Have at least 2 different jewellers measure your finger size if you are unable have the staff at Bellchambers do it for you. Your fingers will be slightly larger in the summer than the winter, usually...