Our pricing is very simple – you can probably work out your own prices using the formula we use to write invoices – no hidden fees, no extra costs for adding sprues, or removing sprues. There are also no fees for failed castings, which when we see – we immediately re-cast. This is the back bone of our quality guarantee.
All work is sent pickled, de-sprued to within 1-0.5mm and magnetic pin polished unless requested otherwise.
Moulds – RTV or silicone rubber £15 for the smallest size up to 200 grams of rubber used, thereafter rubber is charged at cost depending on rubber used – nearly all moulds fall into the the above category.
Castings – silver alloys, 9ct alloys and base metals.
Some smaller castings or earring pairs can cost less than £3 per item/pair – please ask if this is your scenario
£3.30 for small castings – rings etc.
£4.40 larger rings – super heavy gents rings/cocktail rings/30mm belt buckles
£6.60 regular bangles/large belt buckles
£8.80 American style belt buckles
£9.90 21cm twigs
High ct metals – 14ct, 18ct etc have a minimum £5 per item casting fee – we usually end up having to cast these items individually or in 2/3’s
These basic casting fees apply to items from moulds or items sent in to us in wax where we sprue the items – it’s the same fees based on the size of the items. The descriptions used are to indicate the size of the item, so if your item fits the size description you will be with +/- £1 of the casting cost using the above scale.
Silver is charged at a standard £0.62 pence per gram subject to market fluctuations
Gold is charged at Cooksons daily rate + £1 per gram before VAT on 9ct and £3 on 14/18ct alloys.
Platinum is £8 over Cooksons prices before VAT.
Base metals are included in the casting fees unless particularly heavy such as large belt buckles or super heavy rings and those metals average around £0.013 per gram, 1.3p
Shipping is £2.20 signed for on metal/casting fees of less than £25, Special Delivery is used on values over that at a cost of £7.80
All prices above include VAT
Material densities for casting fee calculations;
Wax (injection wax and carving waxes) = 1g per cm3
Sterling Silver = 10.5g per cm3
9ct Gold = 11.5g per cm3