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The making of a red gold ring

Discussion in 'Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)' started by Henk, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. Henk
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    by Henk » Apr 12, 2019
    Good day everybody!
    I would like to share with you one of my recent projects.
    Ever wondered how a ring is made by hand?
    In this video I show hand manufacturing process at four times actual speed and most of the processes are shown for education purposes and entertainment.
    The manufacturing process took two days to complete, but the video is edited to 16 minutes only.
    Enjoy the video! :mrgreen:

     
  2. tigertales
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    by tigertales » Apr 12, 2019
    Lovely ! Thank you for posting !
    Just curious, what was the proportion of copper alloy ( the red bar?) to gold base( the gold balls?) for the red gold? What was the final karat mark?
    Thanks!
    I really enjoy watching and learning from these.
     
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  3. Henk
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    by Henk » Apr 12, 2019
    I used 9ct red gold for the ring in the video (37.5% gold content)
     
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    by Winterinaustralia » Apr 12, 2019
    Gosh, just amazing.
    Thank you for posting this, I really admire how you seemed to do so much just by eye.
    How long have you been a jeweller? And just curious but as you file and polish away the gold, are you able to collect the dust?
    Thanks so much
     
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  5. Henk
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    by Henk » Apr 13, 2019 at 1:38 AM
    Thank you!
    I have been a professional goldsmith and gem setter for the past 21 years. I taught myself hand engraving this past 5 years. However I make art knives as well including forging my own Damascus steel.
    Yes, we collect all the by products of the production process including used sandpaper, floor sweepings, polish dust from the polishing station etc. This is all kept in a refinery bin that is sent for refining every year or two. You will be surprised how much gold, silver and platinum can be recovered this way.
     
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  6. foxinsox
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    by foxinsox » Apr 13, 2019 at 5:06 AM
    @Henk that was mesmerising. Thank you for posting it. I love watching procedural videos and this one is fab.
     
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  7. Henk
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    by Henk » Apr 15, 2019 at 4:13 PM
    I am glad you enjoyed the video :razz:
    I am in the process of making two more videos at the moment.
    One video features a fabulous large Aquamarine pear that is being made into a halo type setting with a byzantine flair on the sides.
     
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  8. pinkgem2522
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    by pinkgem2522 » Apr 15, 2019 at 5:03 PM
    Thank you for sharing the video. Ive always wondered!
     
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    by tkyasx78 » Apr 16, 2019 at 2:40 AM
    Wow! That is amazing !
     
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  10. Diamond*Dana
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    by Diamond*Dana » Apr 16, 2019 at 9:55 PM
    Awesome video! Thank you for sharing!
     
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