Jewelry polishing means the last phase and the finishing of the creative fine jewelry process. But even if it can sound easy, it is still lengthy and very thorough work that has a big impact on how successful design is. It makes the jewelry perfect and ready to fulfill dreams to the client.
Last but not least
Polishing jewelry means to remove uneven or rustic surfaces from gold, platinum, silver or other metals. It is not easy work and requires skilled artisans and a wide array of machines and handheld tools. Only then the brilliant shine of jewel and beauty of precious metal will be revealed.
Most people only know gold or silver as a glittering piece of art. But rough castings have a crude finish and lackluster. This is the reason why the finishing process for most jewelry begins with the abrading of rough precious metal forms created during jewelry casting.
Single steps to perfect jewelry polishing
Buffing and polishing are the procedures used to expose the final high luster on jewelry. Buffing is an abrasive process that removes minor scratches left from sanding and smoothes out all surfaces, however, it will not bring the bright polish of the metal.
During another stage, the metal is taken from a dull luster to a high luster. It is achieved by polishing with harder compounds such as rouge which burnishes the metal and smooth the fine scratches left from buffing.
When all of the jewelry polishing is complete, and all surfaces have been thoroughly cleaned, a jeweler can apply any finishes needed such as antique patinas or various textures to add character or enhance the design.
In short, it is the artistic skills of the jewelry polishing team that bring out the shine and lustrous finish that make gold and platinum so enamoring.