10 common processes for stainless steel jewelry

stainless steel rings manufacturing process
Stainless steel rings manufacturing process

A sparkling ring, a delicate pendant, a pair of beautiful earrings, behind every piece of jewelry that moves our hearts, there is a complex craftsmanship. Common processes generally include 10 common processes such as inlay, wire cutting, polishing, sand drawing, casting, and electroplating.

Understanding some of the processing procedures of stainless steel jewels can help partners who are preparing to engage in the jewelry industry or looking for reliable wholesale manufacturers for their business to find high-quality stainless steel jewellery with a long service life in a dazzling array of products.

Customizable letter pendant
Customizable letter pendant

Inlaid carbon fiber

Carbon fiber
Carbon fiber

First of all, we need to know that carbon fiber is a microcrystalline graphite material obtained by carbonization and graphitization of organic fibers, and the carbon content is higher than 90%. It has the characteristics of light weight, high temperature resistance, corrosion resistance, thermal conductivity, and is a new material with excellent performance.

Carbon fiber has a wide range of uses, in addition to high-tech fields such as aerospace, it can also be used in textiles, machinery, medical equipment and so on. In recent years, carbon fiber with a simple and stylish weave pattern has attracted the attention of designers, who have skillfully applied it to stainless steel accessories such as rings to create a unique look.

Stainless-steel-carbon-fiber-rings
Stainless steel carbon fiber rings

You may be wondering, are rings made of carbon fiber harmful to the body? I can definitely answer you, no. Instead, rings made from carbon fiber are strong and hypoallergenic, making them suitable for sensitive skin. The unique and diversified fiber texture is in line with the personalized pursuit of today’s young people, and is very popular with them.

But here’s one thing to keep in mind: carbon fiber is electrically conductive, so electricians shouldn’t wear it when working directly with electricity.

Inlaid resin

Inlay resin
Inlay resin pendants

Resin usually refers to an organic polymer that softens or melts after being heated, and has a tendency to flow under the action of external force when softened. When making jewelry, epoxy resin is used more often. Epoxy resins harden much faster and have a shorter drying time, so they are more expensive than general resins.

Wire cutting

Wire cut pendant
Wire cut pendant

Wire cutting is to use a moving metal wire (molybdenum wire, copper wire or alloy wire) as an electrode wire, and pulse electric spark discharge between the electrode wire and the workpiece to generate high temperature to melt or vaporize the metal to form a slit, thereby cutting out parts processing method.

Inlaid zircon

Stainless steel pink cz jewelry set
Stainless steel pink cz jewelry set

The zircon mentioned in the jewelry industry generally refers to the synthetic cubic zircon (abbreviated CZ). Because of its high cost performance, it is widely used in jewelry design.

There are 6 main ways of setting zircon, namely prong setting, bezel setting, nail setting, orbital setting, tension setting and invisible setting.

1. Prong setting – the method of using metal claws to fasten the gemstone on the bracket. (the most classic)

Prong setting
Prong setting

2. Bezel Setting–Encircle the gemstone around it with a metal edge.

Bezel setting
Bezel setting

3. Nail setting – a few small nails are chiseled with tools on the edge of the setting on the metal material to fix the gemstone, and no metal claws for fixing the gemstone can be seen on the surface.

Nail setting
Nail setting

4. Orbital setting – use two pieces of metal to hold the gemstone from both sides. A channel setting is like a rail with gems in the middle, and is often used to set a row of small gems of the same size.

Orbital setting
Orbital setting

5. Tension setting–a setting method that uses the tension of metal to fix the waist and bottom of the gemstone.

Tension setting
Tension setting

6. Invisible setting – there is no metal welding between gems, the setting is completely hidden, and the traces of grooves cannot be seen, which is extremely difficult.

Invisible setting
Invisible setting

Polishing process

Polishing
Polishing

Polishing is an indispensable step in the surface processing process of jewelry, which can make the surface of jewelry smooth and shiny.

Sandblasting process

Sandblasting process
Sandblasting process

The sandblasting process can make the jewelry more rich in texture and delicate and soft rough surface, more hazy and soft.

Precision die casting

Precision-die-casting
Precision die casting

This process requires first carving out the model of the jewelry with wax, putting the samples into plaste, after, putting it into a high temperature environment of 1500~2000 degrees to dissolve,  pouring it into the plaster mold, and finally pressurizing, manual grinding, etc.

Sand drawing process

Sand drawing process
Sand drawing process

Use a sandblasting knife to pull the precious metal surface at a constant speed to form a three-dimensional matte brushed jewelry surface. The wire drawing surface shows obvious silk thread arrangement effect, which enhances the texture of jewelry.

Vacuum plating

Vacuum plating
Vacuum plating

When it comes to vacuum plating alone, it may be difficult for everyone to understand what it means. Simply put, vacuum plating is like ‘applying a good-looking makeup’ to a product. The primary color of stainless steel is a single steel color. To make it appear gold, rose gold, black and other colors, it is necessary to coat the surface of stainless steel with other metals.

Vacuum electroplating has the characteristics of uniform density, strong adsorption capacity, fast deposition speed, etc. We Chengfen color-plated our jewelry through PVD vacuum plating technology, which has the characteristics of long-lasting color retention and waterproof.

Welding process

Welding is the process of firmly joining multiple pieces of metal together using flux. The melting point of the flux should be lower than the melting point of the metal parts to be connected. During welding, the flux will melt and flow into the gap between the metals. After the flux solidifies, the metal pieces are firmly welded together. Afterwards, as long as the jewelry is ground and polished, a smooth surface can be obtained.

Welding process
Welding process

Summary

Today I will introduce 10 common techniques for making stainless steel jewelries. Of course, there are many aspects involved in making a piece of jewelry that everyone loves. If you like stainless steel jewelry and want to know more about the jewelry industry, welcome to visit us website https://cfenjewelry.com/.

 

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