Ditto. I apologise if my question sounded abrupt; it''s just that I couldn''t figure out (and still can''t) what special features would make taking a mould necessary. If the band is plain, then starting from metal stock and shaping it is probably much easier than mould + cast.Date: 3/21/2009 6:23:09 PM
Talk to the usual assortment of custom jewelers. Molding the existing band and recasting in platinum will occasionally work but usually it’s better to start over from scratch. When the jeweler looks at your piece and discusses what you want they should be able to tell you the best approach. The actual casting is among the easiest parts of the process.
Choose a jeweler based on looking at other things they''ve made. Look at the craftsmanship in terms of stone setting, clean porosity free castings, symmetry, finish, adherence to the design specs and the like. Most jewelers are happy to show you samples or at least photographs of their work and you can find referrals from folks who have worked with them before.
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