How is Custom Jewelry Made?

How Custom Jewelry is Made

The Custom Jewelry Process

Many people are not familiar with the Custom Jewelry Process or how custom jewelry creations are manufactured and the steps it consists of, so I will do my best to explain how it works.

The Custom Jewelry Process begins in a CAD program.  In it, I design the piece and then render it to show how it might look in real life.

Custom Jewelry Process

3 Stone Bypass Engagement Ring

This image is a CAD rendering. Once a custom jewelry piece is finished, a file is generated from the design, which is then sent to the “wax grower” caster.  He takes that file and “grows” a wax from my file. It is accurate to within microns.  That wax is then used to make an investment mold, which is then used to cast the piece in metal.  The process is called lost wax casting because the wax is burned away when the molten metal is poured into the mold.  Here it a visual and more detailed explanation of it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost-wax_casting

After casting, the piece is then polished.  If it needs stones, they are then set.  If it needs engraving or plating, those are the last steps.

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