Handmade Vs Casting Jewelry

While purchasing jewelry, usually people see the importance of how gemstone is composed. The process of manufacturing of the stone impacts both the look and quality of a finished jewelry.

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Most commonly, casting and hand fabrication are the two production procedures that are used for creating jewelry. These methods have their own pros and cons. Before diving deeper, you should remember that the “handmade” term is incorrectly used for describing both of the manufacturing procedures. While, hand fabrication is the method created jewelry from scratch products by skilled craftsmen, on the other hand, methods such as casting depends on additive manufacturing techniques for helping in the manufacturing process.



A plethora of professionals use this casting method for producing jewelry as this method which includes pouring metal in the molten form into molds. These molds are created by 3D printing or carving a wax model. Thereafter, this wax model is heated after covering in plaster. The wax gets melt with the heat, and leaves space inside the plaster for pouring in the molten metal. When the metal gets cooled, the professionals remove the plaster for revealing the jewelry. Then this piece of jewelry is polished and professionals set with gemstones for completing the production of the jewelry.



Handmade jewelry is less common as compared to casting jewelry, moreover, it involves metalwork from scratch utilizing a high standard craftsmanship. The method does not include any kind of molds or models. This method initiates with raw metal usually existing in the formation of sheets or wire. After that, this metal is manipulated by hammering, cutting, shaping, hammering, and annealing for creating the desired designs. After completing the metalwork, jewelry is polished and gemstones gets added for finalizing the product.