Jewelry polishing is the last phase of the fine jewelry manufacturing process. It is long and thorough work that has a big impact on the design. It makes the jewelry perfect and ready to fulfill dreams to the client.
Last but not least
Polishing jewelry is the process to remove uneven or rustic surfaces from gold, platinum, silver or other metals. It is a very sensitive work that requires skilled artisans, a wide array of machines and handheld tools. Polishing is what brings the brilliant shine we all love to the jewelries.
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.
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 out the bright polish of the metal.
In the next stages, the metal is taken from a dull luster to a high luster. This is achieved by polishing with harder compounds such as rouge which burnishes the metal and smooths the fine scratches left from buffing.
When the jewelry polishing is complete, and all surfaces have been thoroughly cleaned, the final steps such as antique patinas or various textures can be applied to add character or enhance the design.
In short, it is the artistic skills of the jewelry polishing team that brings out the shine and brightness of the jewelry that we all love.