Jewelry manufacturing process includes most advance technologies and dedicated research. Jewelry is long and slow making it tough from the initial point to the concluding point. Jewelries are unique and involve a lot of time and skill. Except handmade jewelries most of the jewelries are executed by casting machines. Following is a brief description of all the processes involve in the manufacturing chain.
In order to produce a unique piece, the Design Making very initial step is to create a design. An idea of the final product is sketched by the talented designers and the Blueprint of the product is made. Each piece of jewelry starts off with a concept. The designer’s concept and drawings are used by the Model maker to create the original piece of Jewelry.
Once the master piece of jewelry is complete, it is used to make a high technology mold, which in turn is used molding to make wax reproductions of the Jewelry. Experienced professional molders then turn the sketch into a master mold which sets the base for the total process there from. It is very complex level of crafting as the final outcome rests on the master mold.
Casting again is a very complex process and requires utmost casting skilled and experienced casters for the desired final product. The wax replicas are placed in steel containers which are then occupied with investment powder and the containers are heated in a chamber to 550°C which solidifies the powder and melts the wax leaving behind a perfect effect. Liquefied metal is then poured into the flasks, allowed to cool, then demolished to reveal the jewelry in casting form.
Filing is an essential technique in jewelry making, Filing and although simple in concept following proven practices combined with the right equipment and tools, ensures the job becomes a breeze.
The entire mount is carefully made polishing clean and polished to a highest degree of smoothness so that each and every part is attractively polished off.
Embellishment and decorative process:
In this process when the products gets casted and foiled, the required decorative stones of the correct sizes and weight are cut and made with extreme preciseness and are then assorted for the final setting which is done once the products leave the foiling and finishing department. It requires immense patience and skill to make the master-model and to produce an exquisitely casting free from defects and which needs the minimum of chasing to make it perfect.
In this process jewelry is foiled extreme attention for a smooth and soft finish. These castings are then hand finished in order meet to high standards - adding adjustments and settings before being delivered to all corners across the world.
Considerable technical improvements have been made in plating, especially as used in the Plating jewelry trade. Most plating is done by electro- deposition, rhodium, copper, chromium or other metals being practiced by passing an electric current through a solution and then channelizing the plating metal from the piece of pure metal to the object set aside in the solution.
After the plating process is over, the product is brought to the checking department where each and every piece is checked with excessive attention and thoroughly checked for any defects.
We hope that all the above steps were simple for you to understand that how hard it is to make one piece of jewelry. Art is difficult but that is what it makes it beautiful and appreciative.