Sweet Custom Jewelry
WE WILL BE CLOSED JULY 1st-10th 2017
*Subject to change
Using a large piece of wax, we hand carve the shape and details of the piece until it looks just right.
Sometimes, this process can take multiple days to complete depending on the complexity of the piece.
Next, we sprue up the wax to prepare for casting.
The sprue is added to a rubber base to prepare for investing.
The investment used in jewelry casting is kind of like a plaster of paris that dries/sets up quickly and will eventually harden around the wax original in order to create a mold. Once the investment hardens we take the rubber base off of the flask.
After the investment has hardened, the flask goes into our casting oven for 8 hours. The heat of the oven heats the wax and melts it out of the investment, leaving behind a perfectly detailed imprint.
We, then, heat up which ever metal the client has requested, (silver, 10kt, 14kt, 18kt, 24kt, yellow, white or rose gold) and pour it into the investment, allowing the metal to take the shape of the cavity, let it cool or quench it, break off the investment and it is ready to be set, polished and finished!
Do you have jewelry,
gemstones, diamonds, gold or silver laying around that you don't wear anymore? Maybe you'd like to start from scratch, or maybe, you inherited your grandmother's wedding set and you'd like to wear it but it just isn't quite your style.
You've finally found the answer!
with the owners of Sweet Custom Jewelry as we take your precious memories and create something completely new! We'll design a piece just for you and hand craft it from start to finish right in our store in Old Town, Lansing!
Take your old Jewelry
January-December 2016 Custom Made Jewelry
Your Style, your vision, the whole process, made by hand, in our store.
And make something new!