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    Default Seal engraving

    I've been practicing stamping seal rings into wax with hit and miss results though getting better..
    When I look at jewellers websites, their wax impressions look almost like setters pitch- a bit shinier,
    If anyone has any knowledge of what companies use for wax that would be great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo View Post
    I've been practicing stamping seal rings into wax with hit and miss results though getting better..
    When I look at jewellers websites, their wax impressions look almost like setters pitch- a bit shinier,
    If anyone has any knowledge of what companies use for wax that would be great!
    If you mean that you are trying to press a design from a ring, then perhaps sealing wax would be correct; http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...ds=sealing+wax

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    Hi, yeah I ordered some watersons sealing wax- bank of england wax.
    I have tried it and it works ok but i came across a 'wax' impression of a seal and it seemed like it was more plasticky ..
    I'll keep researching and post hopefully , thanks

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    Thanks for the link

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    Leo, I asked one of my friends who engraves seal rings about waxes he uses, he prefers a white sealing wax when he is having photos taken. When he has used a red wax, the photographer rubbed a thin skin of oil over the wax before taking the photo and the seal had a shine after that.

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    Ah, ah right, that makes sense, that's brilliant. Thank you for this..
    I'm also wondering how the charcoaly effect is achieved on the finished wax,
    I tried holding seal ring over a candle to blacken with carbon which worked a bit but need more practice..
    Thanks for this advice!

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