16 Jun How Is Gold/Silver Jewellery Made?
Jewellery has been in usage since time immemorial. Dating back to thousands of years, when ancient civilizations crafted jewellery for personal adornment, jewellery making has been an art. Although the materials used, the gemstones, the designs, and every other element keep changing, but jewellery making is yet an art that is performed by skilled designers and talented skillsmen.
Today, jewellery is not a precious piece of value, but is an everyday asset that almost everyone wears. Dainty earrings, a delicate pendant and chain, a subtle bracelet – these are regular everyday wears that generally everyone possesses. While you may also wear all such jewellery pieces on a regular basis, have you ever wondered how such intricate best gold jewellery in Bangalore is made?
Jewellery manufacturing is a time consuming process
Jewellery manufacturing requires quite some skill and time to get it right, as it is an art form that needs the combination of technique and concentration to mould the metal in the right way so as to bring to it the finish that is required. While some designs can be made quicker, intricate designs may take months or even years to perfect! This is why certain special occasions like weddings require the bride to book her jewellery order way before hand.
The history and current status of the jewellery making industry
Earlier, in ancient times, jewellery was made entirely by hand, when no machines were available. Then, metals were moulded to shape, and gemstones were set painstakingly by hand. But today, with the advancements in technology, multiple machines and technologies are used to craft each masterpiece quickly, thus reducing the turnaround time of every piece.
The jewellery making process
Just like everything else, every jewellery piece starts off with an idea. Inspiration can be taken from various fields of life, right from the beautiful nature outside to the everyday indoor spaces we live in; anything that can give the vision to eventually form.
Once the design is decided upon, the manufacturing begins. Depending upon the design and requirement, the jewellery piece may be either handmade or machine-made. Yes, there are certain jewelry pieces that are handmade even today, with a lot of patience moulding each gold bar to the final form by constant heating and cooling.
In the handmade process, the metal is first heated to transform it into a mouldable malleable state. This molten metal is then moved on to an iron wheel, where it is rolled under heavy wheels to make sheets or wires, as required by the jewellery design. These sheets or wires are then moved to the artisans, who then make the required base, which includes the shanks, the links, the bands, etc. Different base elements are made and then soldered together. Once soldered, the jewellery piece is polished for every intricate work, after which it is thoroughly cleaned in an ultrasonic machine that removes any wax and dirt anywhere on the piece; thus bringing out a clean piece of jewellery. Once the base design is prepared, polished, and cleaned, the gemstones are then set and secured accurately in place.
Apart from the traditional handmade jewellery, today it is the casting process that is more popularly used. This process involves the use of large machines and rubber of POP, which helps in shaping the metal being used. Here, the design that is made by hand is then designed on a 3D CAD software that allows them to transform their design into a computer file. A 3D printer is then used to transform this computer design into a real wax jewellery piece, which is then placed inside a box and covered with molten resin. This molten resin is then pressurized and hardened, giving it a shape, after which the wax jewellery piece is removed, leaving the required jewellery-shaped cavity inside the dye. This mould is then filled with molten metal, and quickly cooled, thus resulting in the metal occupying the cavity, resulting in the actual design required. But, this metal is raw, thus requiring finishing and polishing, to bring out the final detailed piece of jewellery.
Another process used is Die Striking, which is perfect for lightweight thin pieces of jewellery. In this method, sheets of precious metal are punched into shape by large dies, having every detail inscribed on them.
With the above processes, you can have your most desired design put into form. So, just get in touch, and have your unique customized best gold jewellery in Bangalore made especially for you.