Jewelry, particularly gold rings is one of the most popular accessories for both men and women. It makes tiny fingers look elegant and expensive. If you love collecting jewelry, there surely comes a time when you asked yourself, how are gold rings made?
• Most jewelry manufacturers would use scrap metals in the first step of the process if creating gold rings. Then the scrap metal is melted down and granulated into small, cornflake shaped pieces. In jewelry making, cornflakes are more desirable than other forms because the gold’s surface are is quite high.
• The pieces are then placed through the miller process in order for them to be refined into approximately 98-99% pure gold. The miller process make use of chlorine for it reacts with other metals and as a result, only the gold is left and no impurities are mixed with it. This produces mostly find gold as well as chloride.
• The mostly fine gold can be place through another cycle of refining like the Wohlwill process using electrolysis and chloroauric acid in order for the gold to be purified over 99.99%.
• Then the workers will detach blank from the block of metal and place it into the lathe. The lathes scrape metal away, turning the hunk of the metal very quickly this creates a perfect structure and oval. After carving out the inside portion of the ring, the piece of metal is then reversed in the machine and the blade will no carve the outside part of the ring.
• The gold scraps are collecting and will be sent back to refining making it purified gold again. It is rare instances where scraps don’t become contaminated by the floor of the factory. The new gold rings are polished and smoothed and following that is settings can be applied.
So you know now how those gold rings in your finger are made. They are pricey because aside from using pure gold, the process is complicated and only skilled individuals are capable of processing gold, making intricate designs and styles in them to make them appear beautiful.