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sparkel

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I saw this style of ring as a cheap piece of costume jewlery the other day and I just loved the finish on it. I managed to find a similar ring on the pearlmans site (pic hopefully attached in a resonable size for viewing). I was wondering if anybody knew what this type of gold finish is called. I appreciate any help thanks!

Rebecca

just in case my picture attaching skills fail here is the link http://www.pearlmansjewelers.com/jewelry-designers/pearlmans-collection/rings/04EE1/120/

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It is a finish applied with a pointed tool put into a setter''s reciprocating flexible shaft hammer tool. One might call it a "stippled" finish, or a "hammered" finish. Best to show the photo to whoever is taking the order.
 

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I''ve heard of it being called "Sand-blasted" has anyone else heard of this, or am I making this up in my head?
I would also consider is "stippled" as well, but hammered makes me think of larger dents in the metal.
 

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Date: 1/18/2007 11:17:58 AM
Author: MustangFan
I''ve heard of it being called ''Sand-blasted'' has anyone else heard of this, or am I making this up in my head?
I would also consider is ''stippled'' as well, but hammered makes me think of larger dents in the metal.
stippled is the word I''d use as well - hammered also makes me think of larger dents, but sand blasted makes me think of a much smoother matte finish with just a little texture.
 

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That texture is called Pave - They use the same tool and the metal is lifted, just as it would be when the diamonds
are being pave set. Stippled is a good term for it, but the metal is actually lifted up from the surface.
 

sparkel

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Thanks everybody I knew I could count on P.S. for some answers!


Rebecca
 

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Date: 1/18/2007 7:28:09 PM
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That texture is called Pave - They use the same tool and the metal is lifted, just as it would be when the diamonds
are being pave set. Stippled is a good term for it, but the metal is actually lifted up from the surface.
Sorry,that is not correct.
Using hand tools takes time,drills and machines .........
Lots of various tools a goldsmith can use in a drill to produce various textures.
Note: some lovely textures will wear off and nead re-touching on certain designs/places.
 

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Date: 1/18/2007 11:17:58 AM
Author: MustangFan
I''ve heard of it being called ''Sand-blasted'' has anyone else heard of this, or am I making this up in my head?
I would also consider is ''stippled'' as well, but hammered makes me think of larger dents in the metal.
This is most definitely NOT a sand blasted finish which is a softer looking finish and does not cause such disruption of the surface but rather makes the ring look as if it has been buffed with fine grit sandpaper only a little stronger...

Contact Pearlmans and ask him, I am sure they have a name for it, it is very nice looking.

Wink
 

sparkel

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Thanks for chipping in Wink and Londonchris. I just really like the finish on it and I was heading to Toronto (I live in Canada) and wanted to have a look at some stuff while I was there to see it in person to see what I thought of it. Not really in a rush just something I could maybe drop a few hints about to my sweetie in case he wanted to give me a cool present. But I figured it would be a lot better to have a name than say "oh it looks like ummm well err.... kindof rough", lol. Thanks for all the great responses.

Cheers,
Rebecca
 

Garry H (Cut Nut)

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it is called a "sparkle" finish - by the Italian companies where I first saw it being applied.
(I am not pulling your leg sparkel)

Date: 1/18/2007 11:08:53 AM
Author: oldminer
It is a finish applied with a pointed tool put into a setter''s reciprocating flexible shaft hammer tool. One might call it a ''stippled'' finish, or a ''hammered'' finish. Best to show the photo to whoever is taking the order.
Dave is correct - there are little pnuematic or conventional drills like the old fashioned dentist variety that work just like a mini jack hammer.
The tool tip is a very highly polished pointy nail like thing and bashes the surface deeply 20 or so times a second.
 

Finding_Neverland

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I had an invisible set ring once. The border of metal around the diamonds looked like that with little melee diamonds sprinkled here and there.

The jeweler referred to the edging as "Hammered and Bead Set".
 

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They do the same thing to quilts where I come from.
It''s a beautiful finish, though!
 
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