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  • Where can I find a metal stamp & tag supplier?

    Hi,

    I'm sure someone on here will know where I can find a supplier of metal tags & a logo'd stamp for my jewellery.

    As I've got jewellery for sale in 1 shop, possibly more soon, I would like to have my jewellery 'branded' with my logo so people know where their jewellery is from.

    I have found a couple of US suppliers of the tags & stamps, but the only tags they supply are sterling, and I would really prefer plated as it seems silly putting a sterling tag on plated jewellery

    Also, although I'm not averse to buying from overseas, I prefer to buy from UK based businesses where possible.

    Does anyone know of any suppliers they could recommend?

    Thanks

    Claire
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  • #2
    Hiya Claire
    http://www.perfect-presents.co.uk/sh...930d796be57d58 do sterling ones - I think SP would end up damaged if engraved as th plating would be damaged
    Glad you posted about this though cos I need to get me some
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    • #3
      Hi,

      Thanks for the link - I think they might be a bit pricey though, even for the quantities I'm after. Ideally i would like to be able to buy the blanks & a stamp to stamp my own. that way once I've got the stamp I can just stock up on blanks as & when I need them, plus I can use the stamp on my polymer jewellery too.

      I didn't think about the plating being damaged though, maybe that's why I can only find sterling ones
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      • #4
        You can't stamp into plated blanks, the plating breaks and then flakes off completely.

        I'm sure there are people who will custom make a stamp for you - it's no different to having your hallmark punch made. Most people seem to get logo ones from microstamps in the US though. You're looking at £60+ though for a single small stamp.

        If you could find them, I would have thought steel tags would work, and would match OK.
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        • #5
          Ladyluckjewellery. To use a silver plated tag on its own unaltered is fine but once you start to engrave or to stamp, then the plating is removed and that causes problems and the end result isn't so nice.

          Sterling silver tags do appear to be expensive and I cannot vouch for any other suppliers of these - only for the ones that I sell. We source our tags from a UK manufacturer who stamp these out by hand and then drill the hole, then take off the burrs and polish them by hand. The smallest tags that we sell are really delicate - for instance a small batch of 500 will take at least 3 weeks to produce.

          When we started, we did try to source plated tags but because of the work involved in producing these, they worked out a similar cost to purchasing the sterling ones, which in our opinion are much nicer to have a sterling identity tag on your jewellery rather than a plated one.

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          • #6
            I got mine from here

            http://www.charmfactory.com/engravedtags.aspx

            the initial order is expensive and can take a while but once your stamp is made any other orders are cheaper. I got mine when the exchange rate was in our favour and I still got stung by a customs and handling charge but at the time it worked out cheaper than anywhere else.

            Their live support is excellent and they have loads of choice but do make sure you check and double check as a mistake can be costly.

            hope it helps
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            • #7
              Thanks all,

              Mizgeorge - I didn't think about steel tags, that might be the way to go.

              I see what you are saying Not Crafty about how it's nice to have a sterling tag on jewellery, but as none of my jewellery is sterling it seems silly to spend out on sterling tags for it when steel might do the job. Also, I would be looking for a stamp so I can do my own, but am I right in thinking you only supply pre-engraved tags?

              Thanks for the link beckyboo - I'll take a closer look at that site.

              Claire
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              • #8
                No my tags are blank and you can have engraved anything you like - either text or a logo.

                We only do sterling at the moment as we found plated were more or less the same price as sterling. We like to support UK business, hence we purchase our tags from a UK business plus we like the thickness of our tags which are 1 mm thick against some of the imported tags you can get which are wafer thin.

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                • #9
                  I was more than happy with mine from abroad, whilst I love the ideal of being able to support UK businesses 100% of the time , in reality cost comes into play, plus as ladyluck said I didn't want sterling silver tags either plus I wanted a stamped logo.
                  One day I will ( maybe ) get round to learning and affording to stamp my own
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by beckyboo View Post
                    I was more than happy with mine from abroad, whilst I love the ideal of being able to support UK businesses 100% of the time , in reality cost comes into play, plus as ladyluck said I didn't want sterling silver tags either plus I wanted a stamped logo.
                    One day I will ( maybe ) get round to learning and affording to stamp my own


                    I am not disputing the fact that you could (pre exchange rate going up) purchase from abroad for cheaper, I am just defending the fact that it was stated when somebody pointed out my website that the prices were a little pricey. Before I started up selling jewellery tags, I had looked at the company you mentioned about and found that you had to have a minimum quantity of 50 - alongside the import duties, taxes etc this does not always work out the cheapest - especially if you get stung on the import duties, taxes plus extortionate delivery costs that are sometimes charged. I was also just clearing up that you need to be careful of quality.

                    In my original post, I was merely pointing out to the OP that plated tags are not the best if you are going to stamp or engrave.

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                    • #11
                      I'm worried about the custome charges too- i don't know how much they are so havent purchased from the US, i read that Royal mail charges a mininum of £8 !!! So i think it would work out cheaper from the uk
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                      • #12
                        Just to update you on the link I gave - http://www.perfect-presents.co.uk -ordered Thursday and got them Saturday and I absolutely love them - even Pete was impressed and not much has that effect on him haha. I ordered 21 to get the discounted price but plan to attach as pieces are sold and only on the unique one offs ..which will become clear once my online store is re stocked.
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                        • #13
                          Hi
                          I am looking for something similar but in copper, about 1mm thick 15mm in diameter with a copper jump ring to attach it to things I make.
                          I can date stamp this 1st then plate it in silver or 22k gold.

                          Any help with this would be great thanks

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                          • #14
                            make your own from brass or copper plate, whapped in a die cutter and then stamp your own? www.fusionbeads.com do some very lovely stamps too
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