A beautiful and one of a kind sand cast wide ring (5-6mm) and slim ring (3-4mm) with sapphires skilfully placed and set during the molten metal casting stages. There will never be another ring quite like the ring you will receive.
The sand cast rings pictured have been cast and textured in sand and are reminiscent of ancient lost buried treasures. These beautiful rings have three sapphires cast in place using recycled sterling silver and are currently available in a wide band width UK size L1/2: and a slim band width UK side M. Once sold any further makes of these trio of sapphires rings will all look uniquely different and equally beautiful. Please note width size may vary slightly due to the nature and method of casting your ring and will be approximately between 5-6mm for a wide ring and 3-4mm for a slim ring. Once these specific rings pictured have sold any future makes will vary in texture and stones may vary slightly in size and there will be a natural colour variation.
A ring in this style by Vanessa Miller Jewellery will make a beautiful wedding ring, commitment or partnership ring. And your trio of sapphires ring can also be cast and textured using sand from your favourite beach to capture your own personal story and a beautiful way to celebrate your journey and lifelong unity together.
Sapphires used are sourced by Vanessa and will vary in size, if you have a specific request please ask. Please note we can only use Sapphires, Rubies and Diamonds: colour and tone may vary subject to availability.
Each trio of sapphires sand ring is created in its own single use only sand mould, no two moulds and therefore rings are ever or can ever be the same, and are always unique and individual just like a fingerprint.
Please also note the size, colour and or tone of stones used may also depend on what can be sourced at the time.
The sand : Please read the information guide here about using beach sand.
This sand ring is made in recycled Sterling silver. If you would like your ring(s) in gold (any carat) please get in touch and I will quote the cost of your ring(s): again please read the information guide.
All rings will be hallmarked at Birmingham Assay Office.
Trio of Sapphires Sand Ring
Collecting beach sand
In the UK and across many parts of the world the collection and removal of beach sand is prohibited in order to protect beaches and minimise sand loss. Although probably unheard of, the removal of beach sand can lead to hefty fines by local authorities.
Therefore I discourage anyone from visiting a beach and scooping up large quantities of sand. Its also unnecessary as I only require a small amount which can be obtained from sand brushed off feet or shoes over a few visits.
What kind of sand?
Ideally fine or slightly coarse sand works best. Small Pebbly sand will be less likely to leave a sandy looking texture and will likely create divots and undulations with some of the tiny pebbles on occassion, but not always, becoming embedded in the metal itself. The sand you send to me does need to be clean and dry, I can't work with mud. Please send your sand to me dry and in a small container, please label it with the name of the beach and your name.
I would really love a sand ring but I dont have a special beach, does that matter?
You dont have to send me any beach sand. I have a small amount of miscellaneous sand that I can use if you have no particular preference and would simply like a ring cast with a unique beach sand texture.
How can I order a sand ring?
Every ring is made to order and is cast and finished inhouse. If you are happy to have your ring in silver please select from the drop down and pay for your ring. Please ensure I have your contact details (email is fine) and I will request your beach sand and provide you with the address to post it to me at your expense.
If you would like your ring in gold, please get in touch first and I will quote the total cost of your ring for you as the price of gold fluctuates.
Once agreed, I will send you a payment link for full payment and the details of where to send your beach sand to (again this is posted to me at your expense). Work will begin on your ring once payment has been received and I have received your beach sand (if you are sending me any). Every ring will look different, with this process I cannot replicate rings.
What if I dont know my ring size?
Think about which finger you would like to wear your ring on as all fingers will likely measure differently. Once you have decided you can pop to any reputable jewellers and have your finger size measured. Alternatively I can send you a plastic ring sizer (not always very accurate) or if you have a ring that fits the finger you would like to wear your sand ring on you can post this to me with your sand for measuring, and your ring will be returned to you with your sand ring.
How long will I have to wait for my ring(s)?
Approximately 6-8 weeks depending on when I receive your sand, current workload and time of year. If you require your rings for a specific date please let me know and I wil let you know whether I can meet this or not.
Will left over sand be returned to me?
No. I dont return unused sand. I will keep it labelled and use it for other rings if there is any left. Please do not send large quantities of sand, I only require a small amount that you can brush of feet and shoes after a walk across the sandy beach.
Can I recycle my old jewellery?
Yes you can. Gold or silver can be used. Bear in mind that with processing (which is all done inhouse) it will not always be the cheaper option and additional metal of the same standard will be added but it is good to know that you have recycled your old jewellery that would otherwise be left in a box unloved and forgotten and remade it into something quite special that will always be worn. If this is something you would like to consider get in touch.
Your jewellery will be carefully packaged inside a box in tissue paper and delivered to you nestled inside a recyclable carton as standard.
I also offer a paid for gift wrap option. Find out more here: https://www.vanessamillerjewellery.co.uk/product-page/gift-wrapping-service and add to your basket.