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Ring with moving metal parts


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Question from a startup online jeweler: Does anyone have any
recommendations where I can get a prototype made for a ring with
moving metal parts, possibly involving ball bearings? One of the
parts will later likely be plated in a precious metal.

Also, does anyone have any opinion on domestic vs. international
metalwork for this type of prototype production?

Any recommendations, or leads – even for even just one
part of this prodction – would be extremely appreciated. Please
respond to: Janet at @jtt303. Thanks!


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    Question from a startup online jeweler:  Does anyone have any
recommendations where I can get a prototype made for a ring with
moving metal parts, possibly involving ball bearings?  One of the
parts will later likely be plated in a precious metal. Also, does
anyone have any opinion on domestic vs. international metalwork for
this type of prototype production?" 

Hi Janet, You might want to ask Alan Revere about those sources
you’re seeking, Re: your mechanical design. Since he’s both
designed, made and won awards on a few such rings, himself, and
"intuitively" knows his way around the industry better than many
I’ve spoken with, I’d think he’d be a good starting point. You can
try him at Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, in San Francisco, at
(415) 391-4179 or email him at alan@revereacademy.com. If that
fails, you might give the MJSA a call, in Providence, RI. (I don’t
have their number, but it shouldn’t be all that difficult to track
down.) Good luck!

All my best, Doug Douglas Turet, GJ Lapidary Artist, Designer &
Goldsmith Turet Design P.O. Box 162 Arlington, MA 02476 Tel. (617)
325-5328 eFax (928) 222-0815 anotherbrightidea@hotmail.com