Jewellery manufacturer is one who produces multiple pieces of jewellery at a larger scale. Different machineries and and equipments like Superior Sterling Silver Rings making machine, gold rolling mills, etc. are used to transform the raw materials into finished products. Usually, jewellery manufacturers hire artisans and craftsmen who uses metals, gems and other materials to create adornments like bracelets, earrings, rings, and necklaces.
Jewellery artists specialize in making, cleaning, and restoring jewellery pieces. Others focus on appraising jewellery, using a combination of research and direct evaluation to determine a piece’s worth.
Jewellery artists mostly use variety of tools such as posalux diamond tools, flywheel tools, jewellery cutting tools, etc. and lasers are often used to cut gems and engrave intricate designs into precious metals.
Understanding the entire jewellery manufacturing process is of foremost importance for the jewellery designer. This will help the jewellery designer to understand, how the associated costs of jewellery manufacturing are itemized.
Lets look at the steps involved in the jewellery manufacturing process.
- 3D Jewellery Design
Once the initial sketch is developed, the 3d designer will make a digital render of the jewellery. 3D model is created to check the functionality first. 3D designer maintains good resolution of STL file which ensures smoothness of printed surface and no large, pixelated chunks. A minimum of 3 release holes are included while creating a hollow model.
- Wax 3D Printing
Once you have created the 3D model of your jewellery piece, you are ready to print! 3D printing machine made out of resin to print a wax model. Printers like 3D Systems Pro Jet range, resin 3D printers and FDM 3D printers are used for a good 3D printing. Initially test run is done on lower quality settings, and then once you get a perfect size & fit, 3D print your final model on higher settings.
- Creating The final metal piece by casting the wax model
Once the wax model is ready, the jewellery goes through the casting process. The wax is melted away and then replaced with gold, silver and platinum as per requirement. Then the metal dries and takes the shape of jewellery which looks more like the jewellery you might see in a store.