Casting in the jewellery studio...

March 10, 2010

Sometimes I am asked to recycle jewellery, and this ring was an example of that process. I was asked to make one new ring using a couples old rings that carry a lot of sentimental value for them. All 4 rings were 22ct so a joy to work with. The images below show some of the stages to casting the ring (I used the sand casting process).  The ring is yet to be completed, and this will be done when the couple and their family visit the studio to help apply the planished finish - so the whole family can have an input the final ring.

Four gold rings
Four gold rings

Putting the silver model into the mould
Putting the silver model into the mould

Making the second part of the mould
Making the second part of the mould

Opening the mould to remove the model
Opening the mould to remove the model

The finished mould ready to cast
The finished mould ready to cast

Heating the rings in a crucible
Heating the rings in a crucible

Opening the mould after the gold has been poured in
Opening the mould after the gold has been poured in

The semi finished ting and sprue
The semi finished ring and sprue