The stylized Aries symbol on this machine-made stamp is precision-etched onto a sandblasted, tempered steel stamp head. Annealed, 1/4" shank delivers durability and sharp cutting edges for crisp, clean lines.
For best results—and because any stamped mark is not easy to remove once it's made—it's important to practice before attempting to mark your jewelry designs. Scrap pieces of sheet or base metal ring blanks are ideal for helping you get the feel of both the stamp and the power needed for an effective hammer strike. Use a brass mallet to strike the stamp to help prevent damage to your stamp, and support your workpiece on a bench block or an anvil. Finally, do your stamping before setting stones so that there is no risk of damaging settings or loosening set stones.