Guide to jewelry production

 Jewelry is often a decorative object. People enjoy beautiful, shiny things. jewelry is a term used to describe a wide range of jewelry accessories, such as necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Jewelry is more than just pretty ornaments; it can also be a symbol of love, wealth, power, and commitment. A variety of kinds of jewelry identify certain groups or express religious beliefs.


With a long history of personal adornment and symbolism, jewelry making stretches across continents and spans thousands of years. Beads, wire, gems, and precious metals make up a variety of jewelry materials. Jewelry making is a great hobby or even a profession, depending on what interests you.

Jewelry materials

Jewelry is one of the most expensive forms of art. It consists of metal sheets, metal cast in a mold, and wire. Gold is the most widely used metal due to its malleability, ductility, color, and value. It is possible to emboss gold sheets or to press or pierce them into decorative forms, while the gold wire is often used to stitch together or to make chains. Jewelry is often manufactured from less expensive precious metals, such as silver and platinum, as well as alloys such as bronze, and non-precious metals such as copper and steel. Technology and time are affecting the way jewelry is designed.

Four common methods of making jewelry:
A jewelry accessory is the best way to adorn the beauty of girls. Jewelry articles such as rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings significantly enhance your appearance. Taking variations on the theme of jewelry and matching it to your personality is easy. For example, selecting gemstones with two or three tones of metal or a customized piece of jewelry will suit your personality.

Though jewelry is considered one of the mosts prized accessories on the planet, only a handful of people know how it is made. People are unaware of the art of making jewelry. This article provides a brief overview of the jewelry production process.

Die striking

A die striking operation is a popular manufacturing technique. Once a die is created, it is a fast and economical method of producing a high volume of items. Moreover, the quality of the items produced is consistent. Die struck items have incredibly sharp edges and crisp details, so cleaning them is minimal. Die striking produces dense and durable products. In other words, die struck jewelry has a long life and can be polished well. Engraving is also possible on a die struck items. Due to its natural strength, the die striking process is especially recommended for the manufacture of prong settings, although pendants, earrings, and rings are also commonly made this way.

Wax casting

Identical pieces can be made quickly and inexpensively using the casting technique. Originals made of wax offer unlimited design possibilities since wax are easily manipulated. Cast pieces, however, tend to be slightly less dense than die struck pieces and may wear more readily. Most cast pieces need to be polished and cleaned more than those produced by other methods of manufacture.

We use this technique for most of our productions. This way we can quickly deliver the best quality for our customers.


Electroforming is a method of making jewelry, in which metal is electroformed, and then deposited using electricity. As early as the mid-1800s, electroplating became popular as well. After dipping the model (usually wax) in electrically conductive paint, the electroplated item is coated. A special chemical bath is used to immerse identical models in a frame.

Hand fabrication

Since thousands of years ago, handmade jewelry has been around. It takes skill, patience, and time to create it. In today’s world, handcrafted pieces are rare because of mass production. Handcrafted jewelry is made with techniques such as hammering, sawing, carving, soldering, setting, and finishing that are entirely done by hand.

Originality and quality are the hallmarks of handcrafted jewelry. The handcrafted pieces are typically well finished on all sides, including the back and other hard to reach areas, as a result of their meticulous construction by skilled craftsmen.

The main techniques used to understand the manufacturing process:

Creating 3D jewelry models

The digital model is created once the initial concept and/or sketch have been developed. The designer will use CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software to create a 3D model of your jewelry. 

Jewelry 3D printed with wax

In the last step, the 3D model was not just for you to see a sample in advance; the wax model was also based on it for the next step. Nowadays, most jewelry is made on a 3d printer using wax models made from resin, which takes only 48 hours to print.

 Metal casting of the wax model

The piece goes through a casting process next. Now, your piece looks more like what you might see in a store. A molten metal of your choice is substituted for the wax, usually gold, silver, or platinum. A shape is then formed from that metal. This process is called lost wax casting.

The basics of jewelry assembly

A jeweler refines the basic structure of a ring, necklace, or other piece of jewelry. Usually, the casting skin is filed away to reveal the metal beneath. A jeweler must make any necessary adjustments to the aesthetics of the jewelry, as well as ensure that it can form gemstones.

Setting Stones

In this step, the diamond setter adds diamonds or gemstones to your piece. It is set into the mount carefully. In cases where side stones are involved, they must be manually drilled before setting. Each stone is then set using a microscope.

Inspecting, finishing, and polishing

During the final stage, the polisher ensures the metal is polished to the highest degree of shine. Engravings are also added during this stage. The jewelry is then inspected and every detail is evaluated to ensure it was a success.

Last note..

It’s not easy, nor is it difficult, to design and manufacture your jewelry. The right knowledge of the jewelry market, techniques and fundamentals of production is essential. But the good news is, you don’t have to know it all. All you have to do is know your designs and together we can take the next steps. 

To make jewelry is a creative endeavor. Create new shapes from precious metals and stones that your customers will cherish for years to come. With Ana Dyla, you can have a custom cast made to fit your exact needs. With love, care and commitment to quality, we’ll help you create new designs.

We excel in ‘Made to Order’ custom jewelry for your private label. We set standards of service in speed of production, highest quality, sustainable materials and ethical working circumstances.  All bespoke orders are quoted individually. The prices will vary depending on the exact designs, materials & gemstones. Curious how I can help you? Don’t hesitate to get in touch. Send an e-mail or schedule a call! OR Download the free guide with '11 keys to find the perfect jewelry manufacturer' here!