In the case of pendants, a hole is
drilled first for the jumpring.
Next, the sprue is cut off. The sprue is the channel
where the molten silver enters the jewellery mould.
Larger jewellery items are filed out on the inside
and than needle-polished.
The sides and the edges of the jewellery are
sanded down on a rubber grinding wheel.
The first polish rounds the edges of the jewellery
and gives the design a tri-dimensional look.
After the polish the jewellery is heated
at approx. 300°C to harden the silver.
When the silver has cooled down,
it is left to pickle for a few minutes.
The pickle consists of 90% water
and 10% sulphuric acid.
This is followed by brass-brushing to
remove the oxide from the jewellery surface.
A tumbler is used for the final jewellery polish,
filled with small steel balls and polishing soap.
This gives the jewellery a high gloss finish.
There now. Ready to go in the showcase.
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