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Everything you need to know about Polishing your precious metal 3D Prints

Everything you need to know about Polishing your precious metal 3D Prints

Jewellery is an important accessory that can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any outfit. However, over time, even the finest pieces of jewellery can lose their luster and appear dull and lifeless. This is where jewellery polishing comes in. Jewellery polishing is the process of restoring and maintaining the shine and lustre of your jewellery, making it look as good as new.

There are a few different methods that can be used to polish jewellery, including using a polishing cloth, dipping the jewellery in a solution, or using a rotary tool with a buffing wheel. The method that you choose will depend on the type of jewellery you are polishing and the materials it is made of.

Polishing is a huge part in jewellery making and achieving a good quality finish can change the whole look and feel of your finished 3D printed piece. It can completely elevate your work and create anything from a professional to a high value classic look.

We now offer different polishing options just for you to suit your preferred look that brings your perfectly finished 3D printed design to life.

Of course firstly is the unpolished: This means you get your 3D print as is from the casting process attached with sprues and no type of finishing. This will show off its natural look.

Unfinished

Matt Finish: Matte finishing is a type of finish that gives your precious metal a sleek, contemporary look, achieved by sandblasting a polished service. Choose this for a classic matte appearance.

Matt Polish

Natural Polish: This type of polish uses machine tumbling creating a smooth and well-rounded off polish look for your 3D printed part. This will achieve a bright finish on most surfaces but may not get into every crevice.

Natural Polish

High Polish: This high quality finish is applied by our incredible on site craftsmen this choice provides a high shine and sparkling mirror finish. This is for a sheen finish that will get polish areas that are more difficult to reach compared to the ‘natural’ polished option.

High Polish

One of the easiest and most effective methods for polishing jewellery is to use a polishing cloth. These cloths are specially treated with a cleaning and polishing compound that helps to remove dirt and grime from the surface of the jewellery. Simply rub the jewellery with the cloth in a circular motion until it is clean and shiny.

Another option is to dip the jewellery in a solution specifically designed for polishing jewellery. These solutions can be purchased at a jewellery supply store or online and are usually made of a mixture of water, detergent, and a polishing compound. Simply place the jewellery in the solution and let it soak for a few minutes before rinsing it off and drying it with a soft cloth.

If you want to give your jewellery a more thorough polish, you can use a rotary tool with a buffing wheel. This method involves attaching a buffing wheel to the rotary tool and using it to buff the jewellery in a circular motion. This method is more time-consuming and requires a bit more skill, but it can give your jewellery a professional-grade shine.

No matter which method you choose, it is important to be gentle when polishing your jewellery. Use a light touch and avoid pressing too hard, as this can damage the jewellery or cause it to become scratched. It is also a good idea to test the polishing method on a small, inconspicuous area of the jewellery first to ensure that it will not be damaged.

In conclusion, jewellery polishing is a simple and effective way to restore the shine and lustre of your favorite pieces. Whether you use a polishing cloth, a cleaning solution, or a rotary tool with a buffing wheel, taking the time to polish your jewellery can help it to look its best and last for years to come. So, it is always a good idea to polish your jewellery regularly to keep it looking its best. And now at Cooksongold we can save you your TIME and MONEY with a service that offers these polishing options for your cast. Get a beautifully finished polished cast piece straight to your door.

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Author: Amarah Mann