Cleaning and Polishing Cast Jewelry
Finishing 1: Cleaning
Our most popular finish, Finish 1 refers to removing the sprue and cleaning the piece. It is a necessary step before Finishing 2.
Finishing 2: Pre-polish
In Finishing 2, the polisher goes over the whole piece, checking for imperfections and correcting them. This step is the most time-consuming and thorough, and is done before setting stones. It is a necessary step before Finishing 3.
Finishing 3: High polish
In Finishing 3, the polisher brings the piece to a high shine. If the piece contains stones, Finishing 3 follows the setting of stones.
A matte finish with an even, slightly gritty look. Usually done after Finishing 1, but some pieces may require finishing 2 before a sandblast finish is applied.
This is a popular finish with a subtle directional brush effect. It is usually done after Finishing 1, but some pieces may require finishing 2 before a satin finish is applied.
Antiquing is the addition of patinas to darken certain areas, enhancing detail and bringing dimension to a piece. A base finish must be chosen before patina is applied.