The Mystery of the Centrifugal Casting Process
Clients are often intrigued about the process involved in creating a custom made ring once we venture beyond the initial design. Here I simplify the longest, most expensive and arguably the most important part of creating a bespoke ring.
Keeping it simple, the method of centrifugal casting is what we use to create both our collection and our custom engagement rings. Intricate designs and fine details can all be accommodated using this method, so it is not exclusive to top end pieces and is accessible to everyone.
Centrifugal casting is a process that has been used for years, and is widely used today by master craftsmen wanting to create precise and original jewellery pieces.
It is ingenious and delightfully simple.
Imagine a tree with many branches, usually 30, that all end in a ring cast that has been created using wax injected into the plaster. The wax is then melted away to form a cavity in the shape of the desired ring.
Each plaster cast is filled with metal that has been heated with a torch. When the metal is molten an arm on the machine is released and centrifugal force is used to force the metal into the mould.
The high force that the metal is subjected to overcome its liquid nature and result in intricate and delicate detailing. Once the centrifuge has slowed, the ring cools and the result is an individual piece of stunning jewellery. Simple as that.
So, now you know how bespoke engagement rings are cast into life. The manufacturing process is an exciting and integral part of the creation of your ring.
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