Friday, December 6, 2013

Polishing

Short video of Steve G polishing a handmade ring

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Modern Technology using Traditional craftsmanship with a twist.

We were recently approached by Pollyanna Woodward http://www.pollyannawoodward.com/
to make a ring using her diamond for a family member.
Pollyanna emailed us with a rough idea of the design that they liked.

We then used one of our most trusted suppliers Weston Beamor http://www.westonbeamor.co.uk/
to produce a CAD ( computer aided design ) for us.

Together this is what we came up with.


After the design was agreed Pollyanna sent us her diamond & we sourced the finest sapphires & diamonds to be set into the shoulders.


Weston Beamor then sent us the viper resin for us to approve.


From here Weston Beamor use the viper resin to cast the ring in 18ct white gold.



It is the our job in the workshop to solder the setting & shank together, set the stones & finish the ring.

The finished ring. 18ct white gold set with the most stunning sapphires & diamonds





Saturday, August 24, 2013

Handmade silver engraved bangle



Customers Silver bracelet to melt down & use

Silver Bracelet ready to be melted

Melting process

The molten silver being poured

The rough silver bar

Silver bar being rolled into shape

Silver bar during the rolling process

Silver taking shape

Ready to be formed by hand

Sawing the end

Soldered together to make oval

Sawing the section to open up the bangle

Ready for the finishing touches

Finished bangle after finishing & engraving

High polish on the inside & sides. Brushed satin on the ooutside


Close up of the engraving



We used a specialist hand engraver for such detail


Saturday, July 13, 2013

New Post coming Soon!!!

SILVER BRACELET BEING MELTED TO MAKE SOMETHING NEW!!!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

Emerald ring restore

This ring came to us completely worn out and missing the centre Emerald


We first sourced an Emerald for the customer to view and approve
 and advise on the work we feel necessary to make the ring safe
 to wear without further loss, in this case new claws as the originals 
have worn very thin.


 Work starts to prepare the settings by removing the old claws 


 New metal is prepared to size and the claws are soldered on


The ring with all the new metal soldered on




The new claws are roughly shaped, the stone seatings prepared
and the Emerald is then set.


The ring with all the metal filed to final shape and ready to be polished


The customer decided that they wanted to highlight the stones
 with white settings so after final polishing the settings are rhodium plated

The finished ring