Wednesday, April 10, 2013

New HD Video-Making Perfect 14ky Gold

Shot at the Precious Metals West/Fine Gold refinery. Used a Canon 7D, and a GoPro camera. Many thanks to Kevin Kenney for his help at the camera and editing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKRYKSl3B4o

Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Most Difficult Items

Some shapes are just difficult by nature. So we work up specific metals to help. Like this deox silver. I took this to help illustrate what is possible to reliably cast in modern deox (tarnish resistant) silver. There has been no finishing. This was cast, quenched and steamed off. That is all. No pickle, no stripping, no tumbling.



Friday, May 13, 2011

Spectacular Yet Routine


Jewelers size rigns all the time, it's a staple skill. But if you look close there is a beauty to the act itself. Now lasers are common and just no fun to watch at all. Nor is the electric and eclosed casting machine. So as the open flame era begins to fade I offer the occaisional display of the spectacular old school way.
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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Silver Goblet, Grain & Jewelry

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Special Sterling Silver Sugarbowl


Usually a piece like this is made by an artist for it's own sake. This sugar bowl & goblet are really  demonstration pieces to show what can be done with this very special sterling silver that contains platinum family additions to the alloy.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Flawless Flames

Carbon free combustion. Pure heat meets pure gold.
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Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Gemological Institute Of America Alumni Tour


Each year the gold refinery for Precious Metals West/Fine Gold opens it's doors for a very special day. We invite a number of students and staff from GIA in to see real gold refining, casting, wire making and sheet making. These young students, literally a piece of the future of the jewelry industry get to see where all those diamonds and precious stones they know so well are going.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Close Up

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Watch back side

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Watch Works

Sunday, January 31, 2010

950 Palladium For Jewelry


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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Any Color You Like

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An homage to Pink Floyd and the jewelry trade around my home town Los Angeles