Process of Casting silver Jewellery
A two-step process, investment casting, produces small, complex shapes. Most castings, especially large ones, are made in sand molds. Permanent metal molds are used to make many small, simple parts; shell molding gives greater accuracy for a large volume of semi precision parts.
Molten silver is poured into the cavity and allowed to solidify. Sand, mixed with a binder to hold it together, is pressed around a wooden pattern that leaves a cavity in the sand. Wax or plastic replicas of the parts are molded in accurate metal molds. Top of the line casting equipments are utilized to produce the silver jewellery. When the whole mold is heated, the replica melts, leaving behind a cavity into which silver is poured.
Find gemstone Jewellery
An easy way to get started looking at gemstone jewellery is to explore jewelry web stores that offer beautiful examples. Jewellery stores, both online and brick and mortar, will stock a good selection of fine diamond jewellery for your perusal. A local jeweller can also answer any questions you might have about the piece or gemstone.
In the comfort of your home or office you can take in all of the lovely styles, and begin to sort through the pieces and styles you prefer. When you have determined what those are, you might take the next step of visiting a local jeweller to see the pieces up close and examine them for you. Designer jewellery can cover the gamut of rings, engagement and wedding rings, watches, necklaces and pendants, bracelets and anklets, cuff links, tiaras and other unusual pieces.
Care for Antique Gemstones
Gemstones are a valuable part of any piece of antique jewellery. Common sense is the best preventative measure when caring for any antique gemstone. Although the metal components of ornaments often receive the most attention, gemstone care is equally as important.
Hairdryers should never be used to dry freshly-cleaned gemstones, and no pieces should ever come in contact with chlorine. It is crucial to protect antique jewellery as a whole, in order to maintain as much value as possible over time.