The ability to polish to a high standard takes time.
I agree completely with you Andrew, that's why I included "not
including polishing". I was referring to a time that I worked in
a shop that had a professional polisher.
I pride myself on producing highly finished high-end jewelry,
polished inside and out, thrummed, burnished, what ever.
Since I work primarily in high karat gold (including pieces made
in 24k) and platinum, polishing takes on an entirely new meaning.
I sometimes take nearly as much time finishing pieces now as I do
in making them, especially with platinum and 24k. I frequently
make pieces now that showcase stones costing up to 30K and more.
The polishing HAS to be perfect. Now if I could only learn to
price accordingly... :)
Jeffrey Everett, jewelry craftsman
Handmade 18K, 22K, and platinum gemstone jewelry.
Diamond setting, rubber/metal molds, casting, lapidary
Die and mold engraving, plastic patterns for casting.
Jewelry design, cad/cam, milling, scroll, filigree, & more.
P O Box 2057 Fairfield IA 52556 515-469-6250