One of the services I offer is cuttlefish bone casting to create wedding bands, I can recycle any ‘family gold’you may have to create your wedding bands, or shanks for engagement or dress rings.
This keeps the sentiment and family connections within the piece and is done by using one of the oldest techniques of ‘cuttlefish bone’ casting.
The bone is cut in two, each half is flattened against the other by rubbing them together,then an impression is made into the bones in the form of a D shape or square groove. A shaped funnel is cut at the top of the bones once both halves are bound together. The molten gold can then be poured into it when casting. The cuttlefish can then be used as a mould for the gold bar required to make the ring.
Then once the gold is the right length and shape it can be formed into a circle and soldered, followed by filing to remove any marks or scratches and finally polishing is done to finish the ring……..
please feel free to contact me if you have special items you would like reworked and recycled.
tel. 01509 239348