FINISHING AND STONE SETTING

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Jewellery finishing is a term that is used to loosely define the processes that add the final touches to a cast piece of jewellery. These processes require skilled knowledge and different techniques and machinery.

Our jewellery finishing services are completed by skilled artisans that are committed to providing a finished piece of the highest quality.

Our finishes include matte and high polish finishes to plating services in rhodium, gold, or sterling.

We offer a full-service jewellery manufacturing facility which can assist you with all your jewellery finishing and setting needs.

Common questions

What is the difference between polishing and finishing?

Finishing generally refers to the final stages of jewellery manufacture, but it can include most any surface treatment, bright polish, texture, or other mechanical or chemical process. Polishing specifically refers to the ultimate or final smoothing of a surface to obtain a high lustre.

What are the different finishes?

There are many different types of finishes:  satin (matte), brushed, mirror or high polish, textured, patina, patina and high polish (or other finish), plated, etched, sandblasted, hammered, engraving, and torch effects, as well as electroplating.

What is jewellery plating?

Plating is the process of adding a thin metal coating on top of another metal using electrolysis. Adding a thin layer of precious metal over a piece of jewellery can improve the finish.

What is stone setting?

Stone setting is the process of securely attaching (setting) gemstones into jewellery.

Finishing process

  • Filing

    Filing to remove excess metal which is not part of the jewellery item.

  • Sanding

    Sanding the jewellery item to smooth the surface of the metal and prepare it for polishing.

  • Tumbling

    Tumbling is a mechanical process to brighten and shine the surface of the jewellery item.

  • Burnishing

    Burnishing is a method of polishing without having to remove any metal and is used to enhance the edges.

  • Polishing

    Polishing is used to buff the jewellery to shine and give it a high gloss surface.

  • Plating

    Plating adds a thin metal coating to the surface to enhance the colour and improve the finish.

  • Stone setting

    Stone setting mounts gemstones to the jewellery item.

  • Filing

    Filing to remove excess metal which is not part of the jewellery item.

  • Sanding

    Sanding the jewellery item to smooth the surface of the metal and prepare it for polishing.

  • Tumbling

    Tumbling is a mechanical process to brighten and shine the surface of the jewellery item.

  • Burnishing

    Burnishing is a method of polishing without having to remove any metal and is used to enhance the edges.

  • Polishing

    Polishing is used to buff the jewellery to shine and give it a high gloss surface.

  • Plating

    Plating adds a thin metal coating to the surface to enhance the colour and improve the finish.

  • Stone setting

    Stone setting mounts gemstones to the jewellery item.