I have a question for the seasoned jewelers out there. I have been a huge fan of a particular jewelry brand for quite some time, mostly for the texture on the pieces they produce. I have been trying to recreate this texture for a long time now and can’t seem to figure out how it’s done, and perhaps I’ve been putting in too much effort. Regardless, perhaps some of you can provide your suggestions and opinions.
So far, I’ve guessed that the aforementioned textures are produced in one of the following ways (but I could be wrong about all of them):
- Sandblasting (least-likely considering the texture isn’t that uniform)
- Light buff-stick or sandpaper work post-casting (I do see some vertical, uniform lines on certain pieces which MAY indicate this notion)
- Minimal clean-up after casting (some of these pieces look rather “raw” and appear to have little-to-no finishing done at all, but you would have to do some clean-up to get rid of the button)
- Tumbling (just spit-balling with this one)
I’ve provided photos below. What do you think? I would love to see your opinions!