NEW TOVECO 3 STONE PENDANTS

There are 5 major steps in producing a gemstone jewelry item

1st the lapidary work, that is sourcing, designing and cutting the gemstone.

2nd  Designing the gemstone mounting.

3thd  Fabricating the designed gemstone mounting

4th  Finishing & pre polishing the gemstone mounting

5th  Gemstone mounting and final finishing & polishing the gemstone mounting.

2 of the jpb’s are illustrating step 3 using part of the lost wax casting process. The casting model is fabricated per the pendant design. This model is then used to casted the pendent tree.  The last jpg is showing the finished 3 gemstone pendants.

LOST WAX MODEL
CASTED PENDANT TREE
FINISHED TOVECO CASTED 3 GEMSTONE PENDANTS

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TOVECO 18K GOLD RINGS

The 18K gold rings shown are the results of the cad designed model data from the last Toveco cad ring design blog.

The 3d printed model shown is results of processing the cad design digital data into a slicer program data that the 3d printer can read.

The 18k gold raw casting is the results of burning out the model in a plaster mold. That mold is then used the cast the rings.

The finished rings are from prepping the raw casting for setting the New Hampshire Aquamarine gemstones into a finished ring.   

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Toveco cad ring design

This video will give one an idea of what it takes to design a gemstone ring mount using a parametric cad program.  The cad program I use is Solid Works.

The finished ring design is used to fabricate a lost wax casting model. The cad digital design info is transferred into a 3d printer slicer program. At that point the cad designed lost wax casting model is printed out.  For more info on Toveco lost wax casting check past casting posts.

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3 new pendants for the Toveco inventory

CUSTOM RAW CASTED PENDANT FINDINGS
FINISHED TOVECO PENDANTS

After cutting the gemstones a custom made pendant finding (mount) has to be made per the gemstone geometry. The pendant finding design is done using Solidworks cad software. The cad designed pendant finding is then 3d printed to make the pendent finding model. The pendent model is then casted into a pendant finding part. The casted finding is then polished and the gemstone seats are cut for the mounting of the gemstones. A final polish and the job is done.

Thanks

Jim

The Toveco jewelry process starts when I start cutting a gemstone. Most of Toveco gemstone are one of a kind which requires custom mounting.

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