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Hidden Jewelry Craftsmanship: Details Determine Quality

Hidden Jewelry Craftsmanship: Details Determine Quality

1.  Micro Pave Technology

Micro pave is a method used in putting small gem stones on a metallic base. This method is quite delicate since the gemstones are clipped on by using tiny metal claws or beads. The designer then creates small openings on the metal piece depending on the plan prepared by the designer, and then the gems are inserted into the holes. This technique is especially applied to styles like pave rings. It adds a level of sophistication and magnificence to the jewelry item, improves its luster, and increases its appeal. Micro Pave can be utilized on all forms of jewelry and enhances the natural beauty of the pieces.

2.  Hollow Design

Hollow design simply means that the jewelry is not solid all through because holes have been made on the metal base of the jewelry. The designer or customizer then forms the hollow shapes and they may be of any size and are not limited to geometric and floral designs. To achieve these shapes, professional instruments are used to cut out the desired shapes, and then filing and polishing is done to make sure that the edges do not harm the skin. This design makes the jewelry lighter and more comfortable to wear, and the thin metal band is often used in retro-style jewelry.

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3.  Invisible Setting

Invisible setting is another method of setting the stone in which the stone seems to be floated on the base and the claws of metal are hidden. Usually, square-shaped stones are employed with channels being chiseled at the bottom side of every stone. A metal base of the same size and form is made to hold the stones and accentuates their color, sheen, and whiteness. This setting places the stones in close proximity to one another and it makes them look like a large single stone, thus increasing the aesthetics.

4.  Gemstone Cutting and Polishing

The art of cutting and polishing are two of the most basic techniques in jewelry manufacturing. The finishing process of cutting the rough stone into the required shape and smoothening the edges enhances the reflection of light on the stone making it shinier and more charming. Every gemstone has its specific cutting technique that would reveal maximum luster from within. After cutting, the gemstone is polished in order to give it a smooth surface and also to increase its brightness.

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5.  Hand Engraving

Hand carving entails cutting of designs, messages, or motifs on a piece of metal or gems in this case using a blade or a file among others. The design can be tailored to meet the specific needs of the client. Among the tools used during the engraving process are: rough carving and finishing, where the engraver makes adjustments. Once the cross-section of the track is designed, the surface and edge of the track are smoothened through polishing. Hand engraving is a very artistic kind of engraving and is done mostly in rings, bangles, and other ornaments.

6.  Enameling Process

Enameling is a process of applying a thin layer of fine glass powder on any metallic surface and then heating the same at very high temperatures to get a uniform and colored surface. This process begins by choosing an appropriate metal medium such as silver. The material in powder form is enamel, which is colored and applied to the surface of the metal and recalcitrated at temperatures ranging 700 to 900 degrees celsius. It refines the metal by polishing making it smoother, shinier and textured, improves its hardness, and deepens its hue. Enamel in layers can give a brilliant pattern and improve the outer look of the metal material.

7.  Fine Soldering And Joining Techniques

Soldering is the concept of fusing metal pieces using a welding torch and it can be applied to different types of metal to produce varying jewelry designs. Soldering techniques involve use of a variety of tools and ways to combine many parts of the jewelry. Some of the most frequent methods of joining are screw joining, snap joining, hinge joining, and welding. Soldering and joining makes the jewelry strong and beautiful to look at since all the fine joints are neatly done.

Conclusion: Why Its Important to Learn About Jewelry Craftsmanship

Several stages are required in turning rough stones into the shiny jewels we wear today, again underlining the element of workmanship. Such careful approaches enable one to appreciate elegant and diverse stunning jewelry that adds to our style and charisma. This is why it is important to learn about the creation process of different pieces of jewelry, as it allows to recognize the work put in the creation of each piece and the artistry behind it.