How Is Gold Jewelry Made?

Jewellery manufacturing requires much skill and time to get it right. It’s an art form that needs the combination of technique and concentration to stroke the metal in a precise way to give it the finish needed. Intricate designs could sometimes take months to even years to perfect, which is why designer jewellery incorporating heavy designs with foliage and minute details come at a price.

We work on numerous types of jewellery and thus have specialized craftsmen who are well versed in their respective art. With such a strong backbone, we are able to manufacture these intricate designs very quickly without any errors. Jewellery making across the world has reached a stage where these days all the latest technology in jewellery manufacturing are being used. These new age techniques help manufacturers like us save lot of time on every piece as compared to traditional jewellery manufacturers who still haven’t adopted the newer ways. Depending on the type of jewellery that we are making, all ordered jewellery goes through the hands of numerous craftsmen before they are ready and dazzling.

Back in the day jewellery was made entirely by hand, metals were moulded to shape and the setting of gemstones was done painstakingly by hand. These days with the advancements in technology, bench jewellers and artisans are equipped with multiple machines and technologies to help them craft each one of their masterpieces which in turn reduces the turnaround time of a single piece.

Hand Made Jewelry

Hand made jewellery is made even to this date. The “Karigars” as they are known in India make an entire piece of jewellery by hand with little help from modern day techniques, the perfect amalgamation of the old and the new. They sit patiently moulding each gold bar from a bar to the final form by constantly heating and cooling, which gradually gives shape to the metal.

We manufacture our jewellery across three different facilities and depending on the type of jewellery, the manufacturing gets assigned to one of these three.

Jaipur is known to be the hub for gemstones to the world and it is where we manufacture all our hand made jewellery. Our designs go to our workshop where our artisans are always ready to try challenging new patterns of jewellery. Located in the old city of Jaipur, which is famous for its workers who can craft just about anything, our craftsmen are truly the best in the business.

Now, let’s begin the thorough explanation of the hand-made process. The metal being Silver, Gold or Platinum is first heated until the metal piece, which looks like a block is slowly mouldable and can be transformed. This heat restores its malleability, which is a property in precious metals making them easy to work with.

Once the correct thickness has been obtained, it is moved to the karigars table to make a “supti” or base. This supti is generally the collets, rings, links, shanks, bands etc., which will finally hold the gemstone or be part of the design. Most of the elements for the final jewellery piece are made at this stage and are then soldered together. If your wondering what soldering means, it is the process by which the metals pieces are almost glued together although using metal and heat.

The polish is done for the small holes or filigree work, which cannot be accessed by the big polishing wheel. The piece is then cleaned in an ultrasonic machine, which removes any wax and dirt that gets stuck in places that cannot be seen. The ultrasonic waves cause the dirt to be almost shaken out of the crevices and a clean piece of jewellery.

The cleaned jewellery piece is then placed onto a “chapdi” which allows the setter to gently set each gemstone with absolute accuracy. The chapdi uses lac to grip the metal and secure it in place. The setter places each gemstone in the metal collet and then carefully adopts the preferred setting style to set each gem.

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