British Shorthair Bracelet Jewelry 14k Two Tone Gold Vermeil Handmade Cat Bracel For Sale -
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British Shorthair Bracelet Jewelry 14k Two Tone Gold Vermeil Handmade Cat Bracel:
You may check on your order any time and we will be happy to update you on it's progress.We also realize that you may be making a purchase for a gift with a certain due date. When you place your order, please email or call us and let us know the date you require your order and we will do our best to accommodate your request. We offer many options on most of our jewelry designs.All of our designs are available in either sterling silver, 14K Yellow Gold or 14K White Gold and 14K Gold Vermeil. Stone accents and stone set eyes are available on just about any design we offer. Hand set imitation and genuine stone accents are available in any birthstone color. Personalized engraving is also available for an extra charge on select design. We offer engraving in both Script (written style) and Roman (printed style) engraving. If you would like engraving on your jewelry purchase, please contact us for availability and price.We also offer professional and tasteful gift wrap for an additional cost. Gift cards are available at no extra charge.If you are interested in any of these custom options, please email us for availability and cost.
We hand make and hand cast everything that we sell.
Julian Esquivel and Ted Fees have been creating quality jewelry designs for over 22 years. For the first 13 years, we ran a successful women's accessory company and then decided to change the focus of our work to animal and unusual theme jewelry designs for men and women.All of the original designs on our web site are hand carved from wax. Our work is known for being substantial in weight, it's detail and dimensionality, capturing the essence and personality of each piece.Each order is hand cast using the lost wax casting process. After assembling your order, each piece is hand finished and hand buffed to a perfect surface finish. When you order from us you are ordering quality hand made jewelry. Our jewelry is not mass produced and because of this we ask that you allow us a little extra time to produce your special order. If you need your order by a certain date, please let us know and we will do our best to have it delivered when you need it.We are proud to have designed exclusive lines of jewelry which are currently at the Texas State Capitol Gift Shops in Austin, The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, The Ladybird Wildflower Center in Austin, The Utah State Capitol Gift Shops in Salt Lake City and Howard Payne University.Here youwill find unique and unusual items which we have personally designs and created. Our work is inspired by the things we love most and that have meaning in our lives. Because of this, our creations have lasting value and are sure to become some of your most treasured possessions in the years to come.All of our work is unconditionally guaranteed and it is our hope that you will enjoy our jewelry designs as much as we have enjoyed creating them for you.If you are in Houston, Texas, please come by our retail store and showroom gallery conveniently located in the Rice Village at 2368 Rice Blvd.Our goal is your complete satisfaction. We sincerely want you to be more than happy with your purchase from us. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, simply contact us within 30 days of purchase. You must return your jewelry in its original condition and it its original gift box. We will give you instructions for returning your design for either a replacement or refund.We also offer a lifetime guarantee on defects in material and workmanship. Should your jewelry prove to be defective because of the above we will replace or repair it at no charge. Normal wear and work done by another jeweler is not covered, however, if your jewelry needs service because of normalwear we will be happy to quote you a reasonable price for this service.
Unlike most jewelry companies, we pride ourselves in the fact that we hand make your order when it is received. Making quality jewelry takes time and when you receive your order you will be able to see from the first look that we take pride in each and every order we create. Below is a step by step description of what is involved in making your order a work of art and why each order takes time to make for you. Our jewelry is always shipped to you attractively gift boxed.
Hand Carving The Original DesignAll of our original designs start with a block of Jewelers carving wax. The wax is very hard and with talent and patience, any design can be carved from this material. A single wax carving will take several weeks to complete. Shown here is a Sphynx Cat design carved from wax. This will be the "Master Wax" and from this piece we will make a mold so that it can be reproduced and cast in either gold or silver.
Making Waxes From Our Molds To CastWe make a mold from the original green wax master. The Mold is pink rubber and when the mold is finished, it is cut in half. The original is removed and where the original was, there is now nothing.To create the wax for casting the empty mold is filled, under pressure, with hot casting wax. When the wax has cooled, it is removed from the mold.Preparing The Wax Pieces For Casting
After removing the wax from the mold it is inspected and carefully cleaned. If the wax is approved, it is then attached to a special base (shown in blue above right). The attached waxes and the base are called the Tree.Investing The Wax TreeEach wax "Tree" is placed in a heavy metal container, called a Flask. The Flask is filled with a special white mixture called Investment. The investment must be vacuumed in order to remove any bubbles which may form during pouring. After the vacuum process, the Flask sets, undisturbed for 2 hours. During this time it hardens.
Removing The Wax From The Flask The wax Tree is now completely surrounded with hardened investment. In order to cast, all of the wax inside must be removed. The first step in removing the wax is in a steam oven. The steam will melt most of the wax and it will flow out of a hole in the bottom of the flask.Burning Out The Casting FlaskThe flasks are removed from the stem oven and then placed in a computer controlled burnout oven. This burnout oven will bring the flask temperature up to 1700 degrees. At this very high temperature, all of the remaining wax will "burn out" and the temperature will also make the white investment extremely hard so that it will withstand the hot temperature of the melted metal.
After a period of about 12 hours the oven will gradually reduce the flask temperature so that is it perfect for casting the melted silver or gold. Once the burn out process is complete, the wax will be completely gone ... basically where the wax was, we will now replace the empty space with the melted metal.The Final Casting ProcessOur Casting machine is computer controlled to assure perfect castings. Also, the oxygen inside of the casting machine is replaced with an inert gas to prevent the oxygen from contaminating the silver or gold during the extremely high temperatures of the casting process.
The view above (right) shows the melted metal inside of the casting chamber. When the metal reached the correct temperature, the Flask is taken out of the burnout oven, placed under the melted metal and then it is sealed inside of the casting machine.
A vacuum is pulled on the flask and the melted metal is released from the melting pot and into the flask. The vacuum pulls the metal into the spaces in the flask that were once wax.When the metal has cooled, the cast flask is removed from the casting machine.
Removing The Castings From The Flask When the flask is removed from the casting machine, it is still very hot ... over 900 degrees. The hot flask is submersed into cool water and the temperature change causes the white investment to break apart, leaving the cast metal "Tree" exposed. Whatever was wax, is now metal.Removing The Final Castings From The Casting Tree Next, the individual pieces must be cut off of the Tree. Cast metal at this stage is not very attractive and must now be hand buffed and cleaned.Cleaning The Freshly Cast JewelryBefore any work can be done on your design it must be cleaned and polished. We polish all of our designs by hand. This process takes much longer than quicker methods, like tumbling, but the final finish is worth the extra time and effort.
Buffing is done in three steps. The first step is with an agressive buffing compound and each successive step uses a finer compound to produce the highest quality finish available.Final StepsAfter the design is polished, we then solder rings, attach settings for stones and do any other work necessary to assemble your designAfter the soldering is complete, the design is buffed again.
If your design requires stone setting or engraving or any other work, it will be completed at this time.
Then your design is lightly buffed and steam cleaned to remove any remaining residue.Now your order is professionally placed into attractive gift boxes and is now ready to be enjoyed.
In Houston Texas? You are welcome to pick up your order at our Houston Gallery and store located at 2368 Rice Boulevard, in the Rice Village. We have an extensive collection of animal and theme jewelry designs and we are always adding new designs so please check our store frequently. If you are looking for something special ~ rings, ankle bracelets, cuff links, bracelets, earrings, key rings, tie tacks, money clips, photo lockets or any other type of jewelry like this, please email or call us and we will be happy to put those items in our store. Our Design Collection We have created an extensive collection of fine jewelry representing the things we love most in this life and that have meaning for us. Our jewelry collection includes: Dog jewelry, over 50 specific breeds, bone and paw jewelry, Agility and Obedience Jewelry, Cat Jewelry, Pig Jewelry, Frog Jewelry, Horse Jewelry, Horseshoe Jewelry, Fleur-de-Lis Jewelry, Chili Pepper Jewelry, Four Leaf Clover Jewelry, Wishbone Jewelry, Egyptian Jewelry, Wildlife Jewelry, Chinese Symbol Jewelry, Kokopelli Jewelry, Bee Jewelry, Ferret, Rat, Mouse and Hedgehog Jewelry, Sunflower Jewelry and Texas Theme Jewelry. If you are interested in any of these and do not see them on our store, please contact us and we will place them in our storefront for you.
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