Posts Tagged ‘Silver’

Fingerprint Jewelry Charms

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Fingerprint Charms are custom made one at a time by hand in the USA. Usually the thumb provides the best fingerprint. a good fingerprint has distinctive lines and definition. Once the fingerprint is received by our fingerprint jewelry designers, a digital version is created. The artist will then focus on the most interesting portion of the print and crop that area of the fingerprint and digitally clean the fingerprints edges for a clean crisp edge. Then the digital fingerprint is transformed by a computer assisted manufacturing device that lets the jeweler create a wax mold of the image. Once the mold is made the jewelery designer uses the old age process of the lost wax casting method to create a personal fingerprint charm. The lost wax jewelry charm process is as follows: The wax mold, called a pattern, is first weighed so the amount of metal required to fill the mold (gold, silver, etc.) can be determined. Then the mold is attached to a base, and a flask is slipped over the base. Once the mold is in the flask, a kind of plaster that looks like pan cake batter called investment, is mixed up, put in a vacuum to get all the air bubbles out of it, and then poured into the flask. It is then left to dry and harden. This takes a minimum of two hours.

Once the investment is dried, the base and flask are removed. Now the piece is put into an oven to burn out the wax. Next a centrifuge is used to force the melted metal into the investment mold. Finally, the piece is cleaned up by filing and polishing the one of a kind fingerprint jewelry.

How To Choosing Silver Jewelry For Your Wedding Day

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

The wedding day is one of the most special times in a persons life, so you want every detail to be perfect. Whether you are the bride herself and planning a wedding ceremony or you have some say in what everyone wears, don’t forget to think about the jewelry! The wedding jewelry that is worn by the bride and her bridesmaids should have a unique yet harmonious look, and it is important to think about this beforehand. If you are in charge of the wedding jewelry, there are a few things to keep in mind, although silver is always a great choice when it comes to decking everyone out for a wedding.

Silver is a wonderfully cool metal, and it looks great on a variety of skin tones. It is also less expensive than gold, and sterling silver, silver that has been alloyed with a small amount of copper, is an excellent choice to avoid wear and tear. When you are looking for silver wedding jewelry, remember to look for silver that has had some rhodium mixed in to improve the gloss and the shine, giving it a beautifully dramatic luster. Remember to find the jewelry that best suits the bride, in terms of both style and glitter.

One way to integrate silver into the wedding party is through necklaces. First, think about the neckline of the dresses, both the bride’s and the bridemaids’.
You’ll find that if the gowns are low cut or sleeveless, a silver necklace that falls to rest right above the cleavage is a great way to call attention to the beauty of the wedding part. For a higher cut of gown, consider getting silver necklaces that are a little snugger to the neck. Keep in mind the fact that the silver necklaces should avoid just grazing the neckline. This makes the entire look too busy and unplanned. Make sure that the pendant on the silver necklace sits squarely on skin or on the gown itself. You can also add silver earrings to the mix and the best way to do this by keeping the hairstyles in mind. Long hair usually frames long earrings quite well, but if the hair is going to mostly be up, look for smaller, more square earrings.

When you are looking for great silver necklaces, there are many charms and pendants that you can choose from. Not only are they an important part of the full scope of the outfit, they are also a great way to give the bridesmaids a beautiful little souvenir to take home. You can have small silver tablets that have an inscription on them with the date and the names of the bride and groom, or you can find charms that are a little more abstract and decorative. If you want a colourful and striking mix why not go for India Jewelry or even something like Swarovski crystal jewelry – this works so well with silver and offers an abundance of different coloured crystals to match any outfir or occasion.