I am doing a mid-lifecareer change and I am very excited about
producing a line of jewelry with 3-D engraving on silver rings,
braclets and pendants.
I have reseaarched engraving machines and I believe that I
understand them well enough to do the computerized engraving
I am confused, however, by the best way to proceed in terms of
actually manufacturing the pieces.
I read some descriptions that say I can get wax blanks and make
pieces from those and that hose blanks can be machined, carved and
computer engraved. On the other hand, I have read that casting
companies prefer to get original metal models.
Also, with rings, is a different original or wax model needed for
each size of ring if the engraving circles most of the ring?
Any assistance in the form of advice, referral to
books, videos or mentors would be appreciated.