Are you hoping to put your own personal touch on the jewelry you design? Whether you intend to add a simple charm with your business’ name to a handmade bracelet, mark a ring or pair of earrings with a special serial number that’s unique to that product, or create a special pendant with a custom mark, there are a variety of ways to stamp your jewelry and add personalization to every piece you create. Plus, for logos, symbols, and other repetitive information, an indenting marking device can save time and money over engraving.
With that in mind, here are 3 steps to stamping jewelry, including what you’ll need to get started, and some recommendations from us at Numberall about the most effective tools to use:
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
Before you begin, round up the materials you’ll need to mark your jewelry. If you don’t have everything you need, seek out a reputable business and place your orders. Here’s a list of the important tools that you’ll need for the process:
- A hammer (depends on tool you choose)
If you choose to use hand stamps, such as the standard hand stamps or rotary stamp from Numberall, you’ll need a hammer to make your mark. Numberall’s hand stamps come in a 27-piece boxed set, which also functions as a workbench holder for marking. Our rotary stamps eliminate the need for individual stamps because it has all numbers in one-character wheel. We also can create custom hand stamps if you have a design you love that you’d like to mark your jewelry with.
- Jewelry blanks
This may be a no-brainer, but make sure you have your jewelry blanks ready to go and have a plan in mind for your jewelry. You can find jewelry blanks through many different online retailers, such as Amazon and Etsy.
- Bench block
Having a surface to mark your materials ensures that your mark comes out clearly and effectively. A thick steel plate is highly recommended, as it will prevent double stamping and not absorb the marking force.
- Marking tool(s)
We’ve already touched on the hand stamps, but there are other tools that may work for you as well. Numberall’s Model 301 for round parts, or our Model 136A for flat parts may work depending on the blanks you intend to use. If you need help deciding which tool is best to use for marking, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.
- Logo blocks or type holders
These allow a nice clean even stamp, even with multiple characters.
- Numbering Head, such as the Model 50
If you need to serialize your product, then a numbering head can automatically sequence your serial number and help automate the process.
- Tape (depends on tool you choose) or pencil and ruler
If you plan to use a hand stamping method, some kind of tape, such as painter’s tape, will help you create an even mark. You can also mark your jewelry with a pencil and ruler.
Step 2: Practice
Proper fixturing is absolutely required for a good mark. If you have no prior marking experience, then practicing with scrap pieces is a good procedure for ensuring a proper mark.
Step 3: Make Your Mark
After you have gathered your necessary materials and done a few practice runs, start marking your jewelry! Stamping jewelry will help it appear unique and special to the person who chooses to buy it.
Interested in learning more about stamping jewelry with Numberall machines? Contact us today and we’ll find the best option for you, or try out our product chooser, which can help you decide what will work best for your needs.