The jewelry industry maintains its standing as one of the largest profit-making enterprises across the world. In places like the United States and the Republic of Turkey, people purchase these stylish keepsakes on a daily, if not minute by minute basis. Many people purchase jewelry to give to loved one’s on special holidays like Mother’s Day. Some individuals use purchasing these stylish keepsakes to show off their status to others. In some cases people might even purchase jewelry to then sell to others to make some immediate cash. Whatever the reason, purchasing these glittering adornments is something that many people do in North America and across the world.
Some of the most popular pieces of jewelry include gold bracelets, fine watches, drop earrings, stylish luxury watches, necklaces composed of precious metals and gemstones, hoop earrings, stud earrings, and diamond rings. In 2018, jewelry stores in the United States made approximately $39.7 billion in sales. The global market, including North America, was valued at approximately $279 billion. People have a love and desire for these stylish keepsakes and are willing to spend whatever amount of money needed to purchase such items. When becoming a retailer of such stylish adornments at either a pawn shop in Beverly Hills or a mall storefront in the Republic of Turkey, it helps to learn everything you can about jewelry manufacturing. When you know how your wares are produced it helps to increase your knowledge of the items you’re selling to customers. We’ll focus on everything you need to know about manufacturing such items.
3D Design & Assembly
Technology has become extremely helpful in the stylish keepsake market. These machines help you to create a physical piece of jewelry from a sketch concept. A 3D designer will take your uploaded sketch or concept and turn it into a digital render of the bracelet, pair earrings, a necklace, or diamond rings you’re attempting to make. A 3D wax model piece is then created from this render using a 3D printing machine. This process usually takes up to 48 hours.
Once you create the wax mold or model, the piece will go through a casting process. As the wax is melted away, your mold will start to look like the stylish keepsake that you will see in a store. It’s replaced by your metal of choice in molten form. This can include yellow gold, sterling silver, or even platinum. As the metal dries into your desired shape, it goes through the process of “lost wax” casting.
Basic Assembly & Stone Setting
After the process of design and casting takes place, then the last step of basic assembly can take from 3 days to 3 weeks. The process operates in the same way, no matter the jeweler. If you’re looking at getting a custom set of diamond rings made from a Beverly Hills pawn shop that specializes in such things, there’s a chance that this set of stylish keepsakes has undergone this process. Casting will take the jewelry towards its fine metal stage, and at this point, a jeweler can make any aesthetic changes needed.
This might include adding shaping the piece to a preferred shape, which might not be how it is normally shaped. A jeweler will file down the casting skin to get to the metal that is underneath the cast or mold. This helps to get the molded piece to the desired shape or form that has been requested. Once a mount is created, then stones are set into the final piece. These stones can include gemstones, such as diamonds or rubies. A microscope is then used to complete this painstaking process in such stylish keepsakes as necklaces, stud earrings, and even bracelets which are fashioned with ounces of gold from Alamos Gold, Turkey. Alamos Gold mines are known for their social responsibility when it comes to avoiding dangerous materials, like cyanide, and to replacing the number of trees that may have been destroyed during the time it takes to mine many ounces of gold. Another thing to note is that after the mount is completed if the created piece warrants enameling work or even design work, this would take place before any of the stone settings. This will ensure that the setting can go off without a hitch, and not require “double work”.
Polishing & Finishing
Once you’ve set your stones in a necklace, pair of stud earrings, or bracelets then you can move on to the polishing and finishing stage. Here you work to ensure that your metal is polished and cleaned to perfection. You want this final piece to shine to perfection. Afterward, check every part of the final piece for imperfections. You can also use this opportunity to add any engravings or special messages to the finished piece. Some examples of these might include a special message to a loved one, or maybe a line of remembrance for someone who has passed away.
Sometimes this might increase the overall value of the finished keepsake but in the long run, it’s worth it. If no imperfections are found at this point, then you are finished with the jewelry manufacturing process.
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