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A day at our silver workshop
Each design begins in the hands of our experienced silversmiths. Our team is trained using the lost wax casting method, an ancient technique that allows for intricate detail and precision in jewelry making. This process allows us to capture details that can sometimes be lost when produced by a machine or 3D printer.
What makes our quality stand out from any design that can be copied from 2D to 3D, is the hand and the years and decades of experience that our silversmiths bring to each design. On any day, you will find our silversmiths continuing the tradition of this ancient technique to crafting jewelry by working on any one of the daily tasks:
Wax Modeling: Once a design is settled upon, the silversmith carves or shapes the design out of wax. This wax model represents the final jewelry piece.
Spruing: The wax model is attached to a tree-like structure made of wax, known as a sprue. This helps in the flow of molten silver during casting.
Investment: The wax model, along with its sprue, is then surrounded by a plaster-like investment material and allowed to set. Once set, this becomes the mold into which the molten silver will be poured.
Burnout: The mold is placed in a kiln and heated to high temperatures. This process melts away the wax (hence "lost wax") and leaves behind a hollow cavity in the shape of the jewelry piece.
Casting: Molten silver is then poured or injected into the preheated mold, filling the cavity left by the lost wax.
Cooling and Breaking the Mold: Once the silver has solidified, the mold is allowed to cool and then broken away, revealing the cast silver piece.
Finishing: The cast piece is cut from the sprue, filed, and cleaned to remove any casting imperfections. Further detailing might involve engraving, polishing, and setting stones if the design demands it.
Quality Check: The finished piece is inspected for any defects and to ensure it meets the quality standards set by the silversmith and our team.