Once your design is created in wax to your precise specifications (using a 3D printer or milling machine), we’ll have you view it in person. This will allow you to see your design in it’s exact scale and is a true “Aha” moment. Then we’ll pour investment (similar to plaster of Paris) around the wax in a metal cylinder, and when dry, place it in a special oven.
As it heats, the wax will melt away, leaving an exact reproduction of your piece inside the plaster. Afterwards, we’ll use a centrifuge to force super-heated, liquid precious metals into the plaster cavity. Once everything cools, we’ll break open the plaster, exposing the raw casting. It’s now ready to finish, polish, and set the gems using a machine called the Graver-Max.
This technology allows us to do very complicated settings with unparalleled accuracy.