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 Post subject: Re: SAPPHIRE PENDANT COMMISSION
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:14 pm 
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yes Rick, tumblers can do a great job on casted pieces, magnetic ones with SS Needles are likely the best to reach hidden corners, but no chance you could have a surface comparable with fabricated pieces. for not to speak about microporosity.................. OTOH that seems to be the way jewelry pieces are nowadays designed an produced, forgive me but i'm very sorry about that....... :roll: .....mass production is gonna kill us, very soon............ :(

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Alberto wrote:
...mass production is gonna kill us, very soon............ :(
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My goodness! I didn't realize I was endangering humanity's future by casting a piece rather than fabricating it! :shock: :? :D

You're technically correct about the polish and I misunderstood your use of the word "internally." I thought you were referring to polishing the inside surfaces of the piece. But I'm afraid the gates came crashing down on traditional hand-made craftsmanship long before I came on the scene. I was a little shocked when I recently learned that one of the finest traditional goldsmiths I know is busily learning Rhino to stay competitive.

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ROM wrote:
My goodness! I didn't realize I was endangering humanity's future by casting a piece rather than fabricating it! :shock: :? :D


don't get me wrong, Rick, I was just thinking out loud, it has nothing to do with your nice project.

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No worries Alberto -- I thought the emoticons would show I was just kidding around. I understand your point but these days people are more likely to drive Fiats, not Ferraris. Time (and economic necessity) march on.

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The piece is finally finished. Unfortunately my photographic skills don't do it justice. When I try to get the metal color right the gems are blah and vice-versa. I wish I had the photographic lighting skills of some other forum members but no cigar. In 3-D the piece is dazzling but I couldn't make the diamonds glitter for the camera the way they do for my eyes, or get the sapphire hue "just right."

Here are my best efforts. Keep in mind that the client wanted to be able to wear the piece both north-south and east-west. That was accomplished by creating a dedicated chain with detachable clips.

Thanks for looking.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:55 am 
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Wow....I'm sure they are thrilled with the outcome.


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Super piece! :D

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Marvelous! If the client declines ... my birthday is coming up 8) :lol: .

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Hi ,

It's a great artwork you are sharing with us , ROM :smt007
It could be attributed to a famous jeweler of the beautiful art deco time ! =D>

You thanked us for watching , I thank you for sharing :)

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The finished pendant looks fantastic, a great conclusion to a long process getting this one done.
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Thanks for your generous comments everyone!

The piece was unusually slow coming together because I essentially lost my sense of hearing due to a mishap a few months ago. I can no longer use the phone so I had to make numerous day trips to various suppliers in Los Angeles to make the job come together. It was also a design that required several revisions along the way for various reasons.

I was also creating another piece at the same time designed by a client which slowed things down. I probably wouldn't have made the ring the same way but this is what the client wanted:


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The ring is a killer too. Very well done.


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ROM: this pendant is amazing =D> =D> =D> and it was a very good idea that you can wear it vertically or horizontally. =D>

The ring is also fantastic =D>

Great work!

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Rick,

Beautiful artwork. I read your about page, care to share how and where you learned about CAD jewelery designing and creating.

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Alberto is right, worked metal always takes a better finish than cast, it's all about the grain size. On the other hand, the sapphire is magnificent, I hope you won't regret selling that also!


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