The vast majority of our fine pewter, sterling silver, and 14k gold inspirational jewelry is created using the timeless process of "lost wax" casting, so-called because the wax model used to create the design is destroyed or "lost" when the metal is cast. This technique has been used for thousands of years in cultures across the globe. Wax is a highly versatile medium and allows the designer the ability to create intricate sculptural designs. Jewelry waxes are not the same as soft paraffin or beeswax. By comparison, jewelry wax is quite hard and is designed to be carved, filed, and polished. The steps below outline the process of creating a uniquely designed piece of jewelry using the lost wax method.
The video below details the start to finish process of creating a sterling silver ring using the lost wax method.
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