Manufacturing Fine Jewelry for over 35 years from New York to Los Angeles

Not only do we take pride in the fact that we can support you through every step of the jewelry manufacturing process with our suite of services, but when you work with us, no project is too big or too small, no matter the design. We work just as hard on our small batches as we do with our thousands of pieces runs, and our attention to detail, quick turnaround speeds and fair pricing are sure to blow you out of the water.

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Ideation

Design: Fine jewelry begins with a commitment to artistic and functional design, blended with technical know-how and experience.

Pattern-Making

Wax carving: Many designs are hand carved by a skilled crafts-person using an assortment of tools to sculpt the idea from a solid block of wax, the same way a sculptor creates a statue from a solid block of stone. CAD CAM technology may also be used Rubber Molding: The process of rubber molding and wax injection is the most common method used to accurately reproduce a wax cast from the original design. Casting Prep: Wax originals and injected waxes are sprued to a “trunk” to create larger “trees” in preparation for lost–wax casting. Casting Prep: Finished wax trees in the flask are surrounded under vacuum with investment, a plaster-like material. Once solidified around the waxes, the flask will be placed in a furnace and the wax completely burned out, leaving an exact negative void of the original waxes.

Materials

Casting: Once flasks are removed from the furnace, they are ready for casting. Gold, silver and other non-ferrous metals are melted and poured using traditional as well as high-tech methods.

Sample-Making

Inspection: Cast trees are cleaned then carefully inspected for completeness and overall quality. The individual items are then removed from the tree in preparation for final finishing.

Tooling

Rough Finishing: A talented crafts-person performing numerous hand operations while using files, grinding wheels, and other specialized tools, will refine the details in the rough casting.

Production

Assembly: Many cast jewelry items require further assembly of parts, such as prongs, findings and two-tone components. Accurate assembly is only possible by precise brazing using a jeweler’s torch. Setting: The experienced setter, using skill, patience and judgment, places diamonds and other gemstones into the design, where they are held in place by prongs, beads, channels, bezels, and other forms of setting. Finishing: Combining expertise and experience, the jewelry finisher reveals the color and luster of precious metal, transforming the original design into a finished piece of fine jewelry.