How We Make Jewellery - Creating a Wax Ring Model Tree
As some of you may be aware, Steven Stone is a rare jeweller that manufactures al jewellery inhouse from start to finish. So straght from the initial design of the jewellery, creating a wax 3D model, casting into a prrecious metal to the final finished piece. One of the middle processes, which we will show you in today’s post, is to create a "wax tree" of jewellery pieces to turn into a mould to be cast. Before every jewellery piece is made it’s designed on the computer to be printed into a wax 3D version.
Lost Was Casting Process
Each wax model has a “sprue” attached, which is basically a stick of wax. The sprues are used to connect the wax models on a “tree” of wax, which is a thick straight cylinder wax rod. Each model is welded to the stick, to form a tree like object. Once the tree is finished and all the wax jewellery models are attached, it’s placed into a metal cylinder, known as a flask, so that a plaster substance, combining investment powder and water can be poured over to create the moulds. The whole process is called ‘lost wax casting’. The Flask of wax models is then but into an extremely hot oven over night so that the detail of the wax pieces is captured in the mould as the wax is absorbed.
Whilst things will undoubtedly be different this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy life’s
most luxurious pleasures. The enchantment still flows at Steven Stone.
The Stone way has always been to provide our clients with the utmost in bespoke service, which
is why we are offering 1-on-1 virtual consultations over the lockdown period.
Whether you’d like to talk about the diamond you have had your heart set or you want to discuss
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It could be something as simple as booking a repair in. Or detailing how the process works when
creating precious memories. Our experts are here to help whatever the occasion.
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The safety of our customers has always been our number one priority.
When we were allowed to open our doors and welcome clients back, we went above and beyond when
putting COVID safety measures in place.
And now we are giving you the chance to experience the Stone lore from home. We want to ensure
that every client gets the full Steven Stone experience, which is why our virtual consultations
are as close to a showroom experience as possible. Uncompromising, unrivalled service.
We know you may be wondering about the level of service a video consultation can deliver. It’s
only natural. But we’re here to assure you that our jewellers are trained to give the most
authentic experience to all of our clients. They are there to put you at ease and to make you
feel comfortable talking about any aspect of your jewellery desires - no matter the setting.
They will be at our showroom, able to take you round wherever you want to go. Once you begin
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in the magic of diamonds. Our consultations are a special process and absolutely no expense has
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Whether you want to treat yourself to the diamond you’ve always wanted or you’re after something
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It may be a completely handmade, bespoke commission or it may be a ready-to-wear ring. Whatever
it is, our consultations will ensure it is perfect down to the very last detail.
Or it may be as simple as a repair. You might just want to breathe new life into an old
heirloom. We can help you with that too. We pride ourselves on being authentic jewellers, not
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We are committed to delivering an authentic experience, enveloping you in marvellous escapism.
Whether that be in our trademark showrooms or from the comfort of your own home.
It is a commitment that we take on with the utmost respect and is what sets Steven Stone apart
from the crowd.