RESOVON High Jewelry Wax Setting

RESOVON Born For High Jewelry



Wax setting is a very efficient method of jewelry making. The process involves carving a piece of wax into your desired shape, grinding and polishing it, and setting the corresponding gemstones on it.


In the world of bespoke fine jewelry, the ‘wax setting of gemstones’ method is one of the most revolutionary advances in recent years. It has made many “impossible designs” a reality, allowing jewelers to forge ahead and create many difficult setting projects.


As the main step of the pioneering process of “invisible setting”, the wax gem setting method eliminates the high cost of artificial gem setting in some setting processes, and it is one of the most economical methods in gem setting.


The artisan experts of RESOVON’s high-end jewelry team have rich experience in wax setting, and can transform your creativity into real high-end jewelry works.


What kind of gemstones are suitable for wax setting? Remember, red (ruby) white (diamond) and blue (sapphire)! These are the only colored stones that you can set in wax. No other stone can withstand the heat of metal casting.


Professional wax setting requires the following tools, Tapered Wooden Polishing-stick; Wax Melter, with a fine blade tip; Fine-tipped “metal” pusher , which is used in the gold setting process.


As a leading high-end jewelry brand, the specific process of RESOVON’s creative gem setting technology is as follows.


First, the metalworker makes his silver model and prepares all the claws with small undercuts.


Second, he will do the final calculations for the final selection of diamonds and make rubber molds based on the jewelry design drawings.
As most rubber molds usually have 10% shrinkage. The professional jewelry craftsman must take into account this scaled down paw size, channel setting and original dimensions of the bezel.


Then, inject the wax with “memory” into the “wax injector”.
This is when the wax is spread and attached to a stone, it uses this innate “memory” to return to its original shape. That’s why the “wax setting” is always used and is so easy to set.


It turns out that quick cooling with water will instantly crack any stone. This is obviously very beneficial for diamonds. Instead of letting the hot flask cool in the “cooling” oven, you can also let all wax gemstones cool in their hot flask by air cooling.


In the process of wax setting, we must pay attention not to hold the wax with our hands, which is the most unwise way. The wax deforms due to the heat of the fingers.


During the wax setting process, promptly remove any residual wax fragments with your fingers. as this would prevent any stones from being placed in the correct position.


When placing stones in a setting, be sure to allow the stones to “slide” into the channel or prong setting. It must be emphasized that only select types of gemstones can be set in wax. Do not use aquamarine, opal, turquoise, pearl or any soft stone. Leave those to manual settings!


Make sure you don’t have any “inclusions” in these stones, or breakage may occur.


When placing the stones in the wax, do not let any of the girdles touch! Because this would cause the stone to shatter as the hot gold gushes out.


A collision between adjacent stones may cause two stones to shatter.


During wax setting, you should be very careful and apply some wax to any part of the prong tip, this will greatly increase the security of the gold on the stone.


You should also pay attention to proper spacing when setting these stones in wax. Note that the stone cannot move after casting gold, it is almost 99.9% impossible!

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