Jewelry casting has been a practice that has been going on for hundreds of years really ever since man had the ability to melt metal. Now, the wax process helps jewelers create a prototype that can then be transformed into the fine jewelry that you see today. The wax process is seen as an aid that ensures that there no errors. At Uneek, this is the most crucial step in our manufacturing process. During this process is truly when we hand-perfect each piece to ensure you purchase is 100% flawless!
Our Wax Process:
Our wax is printed with the aid of a CAD or a computer-aided design. This ensures that there are zero imperfections. In fact, something that sets us apart from other jewelers is our wax models are actually perfect by hand before they are cast into the real thing. Because of this extra precautionary step, we have zero issues with porosity and can skip straight to hand finishing and cleaning the cast as opposed to taking to process many jewelers practice called tumbling, which can be harmful to the jewelry.
Our Zero Tolerance for Porosity:
Would you wear a shirt with a hole in the middle of it? As we mentioned earlier, our hand-perfecting process eliminates our risk of air making it’s way into our cast and creating holes. We also use zero nickel in our jewelry. Nickel is notoriously used by wholesale jewelers to mask imperfections before the rhodium plating. This is a temporary fix, when exposed to heat, nickel wears off and creates a nightmarish finish on jewelry. Our founder, Benjamin Javaheri, is notorious for throwing out pieces that have even the slightest appearance a teeny air pocket could have made its way into the metal. Without fail, he takes great pride in ensuring that every piece purchased from Uneek is truly one of a kind and made to perfection.