i’m getting my first 18k gold ring from the casting shop next week.
just a casting with no finishing work. the setting has a series of
domes going along the length of the band (is very contoured).
ive been reading that pre finishing these surfaces after filing, is
best done with natural bristle brushes & also the newer concept of
the 3m bristle brushes rather than abrasive paper so as to avoid
flat spots. do most goldsmiths now prefinish every surface with the
3m bristle brushes or is this just the way to go for highly curved
contoured pieces. if so, are they as good as each other as far as
results go, or are the 3m bristle brushes superior can a natural
bristle hand brush with polishing compound be used for prefinishing
(i’m thinking a big no).
sorry about these beginner questions & thanks for any replies & help