RESOVON High Jewelry Polishing

RESOVON Born For High Jewelry



As a luxury jewelry brand, this article starts from the perspective of a craftsman who customizes high-end jewelry, involving jewelry polishing and finishing processes.


Jewelry polishing refers to the process in which professional jewelry craftsmen and goldsmiths use various machines and hand-held tools to remove uneven or rough surfaces dominated by precious metals such as gold, platinum or silver.


For example, using wheels and drills loaded with abrasive compounds, polishers can create a smooth finish to the contours of jewelry.


Or use a lighter polishing medium, including cloth, to reveal the brilliance that is characteristic of precious metals.


The RESOVON high jewelry team has accumulated more than ten years of experience and has rich jewelry polishing technology, which can help customers customize high-end jewelry series and magically release the beauty of precious metals.


In a professional jeweler’s workshop, there are generally the following six polishing tools, Pendant Motor, Rubber Burrs, Emery Paper, Mop Heads, Rouges and Sine Cloths.


In the high jewelry customization process, there are mainly two polishing methods, Jewelry Lapping and Jewelry polishing. The former is mainly a rough polishing method, and the latter is a refined polishing method.


Rustic gold and platinum castings have rough surfaces and lack luster when manufactured. The polishing process begins with the rough form of precious metal that is created during jewelry casting.


When the rough casting of jewelry is presented to the polisher in clusters on a gold or platinum tree, the polisher will cut from the main tree of the casting, grinding away the connection points called sprues. The precious metal casting is then tumbled with various media in magnetic or rotating drums to buff away the rusty surface and smooth the metal to reveal an initial polish.


After tumbling, experienced jewelry craftsmen remove the burrs with files and hand-held rotary tools. Start with coarse stone wheels and drill bits and gradually switch to tools with finer grains until deep scratches and unwanted shapes are removed. During this process, the contours of the metal surface of the jewelery body are gradually formed, achieving a uniform satin finish that flows smoothly with the lines of the design.


The next stage is how to present the metallic luster in a more refined way through polishing. The protagonists of this stage are polishing media such as felt and soft muslin. Because of their softness, high-speed spinning work on a hand-held flexible shaft or a fully upright polishing machine spins a shiny finish on precious metals, resulting in a characteristic metallic luster.


Once the desired finish has been achieved, various textures and finishes can be applied to specific surfaces of jewelry to enhance the personalization of fine jewelry.


When all jewelry has been polished and all surfaces have been thoroughly cleaned, the jeweler can apply any chemical finishes desired, such as rhodium plating or bronze.


In short, what makes bespoke high jewelry in precious metals like gold and platinum so captivating is the artistry and master craftsmanship of the jewelry polishing team that brings out the luster of the metal.


If you would like information on polishing jewelry you already own, you can continue to the jewelry cleaning section of our website.

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