Handmaking Jewellery vs. Casting Jewellery
People often ask what makes one piece of jewellery more valuable than another. It all comes down to how it’s designed and where it comes from. One of the biggest determinants involves the difference between handmaking custom jewellery and casting jewellery. These are two very different processes that can have a big impact on the end result. This blog post contains more details about handmaking vs. casting jewellery, particularly in regards to men’s rings and women’s rings.
The Basics of Handmade Custom Jewellery
Handmade custom jewellery is, as the name suggests, made by hand from start to finish. Designers not only craft the ring itself, but also the prongs and setting in which a diamond or gemstone is set. This produces a finer and stronger piece that contains unique details that can’t be found anywhere else. The meticulous care and attention-to-detail that’s applied results in some of the most incredible pieces you can find, but at a cost, as these pieces are more expensive than mass-produced jewellery.
The Ins & Outs of Casting Jewellery
Casting jewellery is a process in which liquid metals are poured into pre-made moulds. This allows for jewellers to mass-produce pieces at a lower cost, which is reflected in their less expensive price points. However, this advantage is offset by one major disadvantage; casting jewellery generally comes with a significant drop in quality and uniqueness compared to handmade jewellery.
Which is Better – Handmade or Casting Jewellery?
As a general rule, handmade jewellery is superior in quality to casting jewellery. This is because it requires less metal and the settings are sculpted around the exact dimensions of the stones, resulting in a sleeker and stronger piece. Even the best made casting jewellery will rarely if ever measure up to the durability and rarity of well-made hand-crafted jewellery. Make no mistake though, casting items can still be beautiful and are usually more affordable, which makes them accessible to more people.
Get the Best Handmade Jewellery Today from Franco Jewellers
When it comes to handmade custom jewellery, there’s no better choice than Franco Jewellers. We’re fully capable of designing and crafting everything from engagement rings and wedding rings through to bracelets, earrings, pendants, watches and more. Contact us and book an appointment today to learn more and discuss your requirements.