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WHAT ARE FINE JEWELLERY TECHNIQUES?

The many different styles, designs and methods of making jewellery jewellery, along with the variety of gemstones and precious metals now available require the Fine Jeweller to develop a broad knowledge base to draw upon at the start of the design and fabrication process.

 

Jewellery componets are made by using traditional techniques such as Drawing, Filing, Piercing, Folding, Hammering, Soldering, Forming, Casting, Diamond Mounting and many others. 

 

Methods of fabrication may need additional knowledge in the following areas:

 

  • Fixings

  • Adding Colour

  • Mark Making / Decorative Techniques

  • Forming Techniques

  • Using precious or semi precious stones

  • Finishing; Burnishing and Polishing.

 

Other techniques such as Laser Welding are also an option for the jeweller,  depending on the design and the chosen metal or material. 

 

Why not try out of these techniques?

 

Fine Jewellery Techniques are the various traditional bench techniques used by highly skilled Goldsmiths. 
A huge range of skills are required to be in their repetoire 

FORMING

Diamond Mounting

Silversmithing

Foldforming

Corrugation

Anticlastic & Synclastic

Hydrolic Die Pressing

Spinning

Master Model Making

CASTING

The jeweller can also fabricate components from models which they make from Carving Wax.

 

A finished wax carving is called a Model which can be Cast into a 3D metal shape to become your Master Model for replication.

Wax Carving

Delft Clay / Cuttlefish Casting

FIXINGS

Cold Connections

Clasps, Catches & Clips

Hinges

Riveting

Soldering

DECORATIVE MARK MAKING 

& FINISHING

Decorative SurfaceTextures

Hand Engraving

Punching

Chasing/Embossing

Etching

Granulation 

Electroforming

Keum Boo / Patination

Laser Marking

Polishing

Burnishing

COLOUR

Enamelling

Resin

Titianium, Nobium

Anodised Aluminium

Alternative Materials