Category Archives: Process

The Casting Process

Our casting process is very delicate and needs to be precisely executed to meet our standards. Find out more about our processes here…

24Mar/15

Investment

Investment is used to create negative cavities within a canister which is then filled with liquid gold.

21Feb/15

INSPECT

After the manufacturing process, our jewelry has one more phase to go through before being shipped. Inspection is a very important process as each piece we make is thoroughly inspected by hand and signed off by one of our inspectors.

21Feb/15

GLUING

We also glue pearls & various stones using a Two part epoxy. We choose to use epoxy to guarantee your jewelry to last a lifetime.

13Feb/15

STONESETTING

Our master craftsmen meticulously form metal prongs and bezels around precious and Semi-precious stones. Each style is individually hand made and set by our experienced stone setters both here in RI and in CA.

13Feb/15

SOLDER

Our other components are soldered together by hand using high intensity torches.

13Feb/15

WAX

Using a rubber mold & heated wax, we inject the wax into the mold, to create a pattern for our other processes. Each piece is then cleaned by hand to create a high quality model.

11Jan/15

POLISH

Using a variety of buffs and compounds, our trained polishers polish every piece by hand to create a high quality finish on all of our jewelry.

11Jan/15

PLATE

All of our jewelry is finished off with a rhodium or Hamilton finish to give our consistent Carla / Nancy B Color.

11Jan/15

TUBBING

To show our true shine, all of our products go through a tubbing process, unique to its materials. The tubs contain various abrasives to go from a raw state to a smooth finish, so they are ready to go to polish.

11Jan/15

HALLMARK

Every piece of our jewelry is hallmarked with our signature ”quality stamp.” Ensuring our customers that they are receiving Carla or Nancy B 14KT or Silver. It’s our promise to you that it is of the quality you deserve.

11Jan/15

LOST WAX CASTING

After building a ”tree” of wax patterns, we insert the tree into a canister, which is then filled with a plaster like substance. During the heating process, the wax patterns melt and evaporate leaving negative images within the plaster. We then melt gold or silver and using a casting machine, inject it into the canister to fill in the negative images.

11Jan/15

PRESS

Our different styles are created using custom dies and tools, which are made using 40 ton power presses. The presses imprint a shape into a gold or silver sheet, which is then sent to solder to be fused together.

11Jan/15

MOLD

Carlos, our stone setter, hand sets your stone into your jewelry with precision and pride.
Watch this video of stone setting as Carlos places a Amethyst stone into one of our designer
rings. Carlos, our stone setter, hand sets your stone into your jewelry with precision and pride.
Watch this video of stone setting as Carlos places a Amethyst stone into one of our designer

10Jan/15

ELECTROFORM

Using our wax patterns, precious metal is deposited over the patterns. It is a proprietary process similar to plating. Electroform gives us the ability to produce large styles that are hollow, lightweight & durable.