Pierce Jewelers, 114 East Carmel Drive,
Carmel, IN 46032 Ph: 317-574-3333

Our Workshop

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Custom Jewelry Makeover

All done in house

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Custom Jewelry Makeover


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Heating Process

Heating the gold in the crucible to a melt temperature of 1650°F.

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Heating Process

Forging the customer's gold into an ingot.

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Begin Fabrication Process

The gold has cooled to room temperature and is ready to be cleaned up by filing and sanding.

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Fabrication

Using the rolling mill to achieve the correct width and thickness of the metal. This also strengthens the piece.

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Forming

Forming the gold into the wedding band shape.

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Soldering

Using gold solder to close the seam to create a continuous band.

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Polish

The ring goes through different polishing stages to achieve the desired look.

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Texture

Hammering a light textured finish onto the band.

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Finished!

The ring is completed with a satin hammered finish. Now it is ready to present to the groom!

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Handcrafted Original Designs

The 1933 Strauss Trophy was brought to us in need of some TLC. You can see multiple breaks in the legs. It is also missing its spear.

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Handcrafted Original Designs

Tim worked with the torch, as well as other techniques, to repair the legs.

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Handcrafted Original Designs

Tim worked with the torch, as well as other techniques, to repair the legs.

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Handcrafted Original Designs

After some skillful blending, the trophy is as good as new! This trophy was awarded to Louis Meyer after winning the Indianapolis 500 in 1933.

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Handcrafted Original Designs

We specialize in handcrafting original custom jewelry. Desings from sketch to finish in our own Workshop.

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Pierce Jewelers

Pierce Jewelers

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Custom Jewelry Makeover

By using your existing gemstones and recycling your worn and outdated gold jewelry, we can also create a new and updated look for you at an affordable price.

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Wax Model Process

A wax model begins as an extended hard wax tube. It is cut to size and filled smooth on all sides.

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Wax Model Process

The Wax Model is graphed and filed down to the appropriate dimensions to accomodate our customer's finger size & Diamonds.

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Wax Model Process

The Wax Model is graphed and filed down to the appropriate dimensions to accomodate our customer's finger size & Diamonds.

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Wax Model Process

AThe Diamond is seated in place. The placement of the center diamond will determine the proportions and placement of all other elements in the model.

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Wax Model Process

The model is trimmed to size, the details are carefully hand carved, and the model is finished with sand paper. It is now ready for approval.

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Casting Process

The Wax Model is placed in a steal Flask and surrounded by Investment. Investment is a plaster like substance that will harden once heated in a Kiln.

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Casting Process

As the Flask heats in the Kiln, the Wax Model will melt out of the bottom leaving a cavity in the same shape as the Wax Model.

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Casting Process

The Flask is heated to 1,325-1,650°F to harden the Investment and remove any Carbon residue. Then the Kiln is lowered to 900*F before Casting.

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Casting Process

The Platinum or Gold Casting Grain is carefully weighed for each Flask. Casting Grain looks like small round beads measuring 2-5 mm in Diameter.

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Casting Process

The Casting Grain is placed in a Crucible in the Vacuum Casting Machine. Platinum is heated to roughly 3,215°F and 18k Gold to 1,675°F.

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Casting Process

The Metal is Shot into the Cavity of the Flask with Centrifical force while under Vacuum pressure. The flask is then set aside to Cool to room temperature.

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Finishing Process

The Raw Casting is removed from the investment by gently tapping the sides of the steal flask with a raw hide hammer which breaks the Investment.

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Finishing Process

The Semi-Finished Casting is placed in a Laser Machine, under magnification, to Inspect the Casting and to Blend or Polish hard to reach areas.

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Finishing Process

The Semi-Finished Casting is placed in a Laser Machine, under magnification, to Inspect the Casting and to Blend or Polish hard to reach areas.

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Finishing Process

The Sprue (Lead) and any other protrusions or part lines are removed by filing and sanding.

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Finishing Process

The Sprue (Lead) and any other protrusions or part lines are removed by filing and sanding.

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Finishing Process

The Casting is place in a Magnetic Tumbler to Semi-Polish the casting. Tumbling Media consist of small round steal balls similar in size to BB's.

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Setting Process

Each Diamond is hand selected for Quality, Size & Brilliance. Then, skillfully set in place with the aid of a good Graver and a powerfull Microscope.

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Setting Process

Each Diamond is hand selected for Quality, Size & Brilliance. Then, skillfully set in place with the aid of a good Graver and a powerfull Microscope.

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Setting Process

The Seat for the Center Diamond is Cut using a straight sided Setting Bur.

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Setting Process

Each Prong is carefully Pushed over the Center Diamond in a Clock Wise motion ensuring a Straight & Level Center Diamond.

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Setting Process

Once the Diamond is firmly Set in place, a Valadium File and Carbide Burnisher is used to expertly Trim & Shape the Prongs.

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Polishing Process

Throughout the Finishing & Setting Process, a Ring will be subjected to 5-6 Polishing steps using 800 Grit Bobbing to 8,000 Grit High Luster Compunds.

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Finished!

This beautiful Vintage Style Platinum & Diamond Ring was Handcrafted from Sketch to Finish using the Latest in New World Technology and Classic Old World Craftsmanship.

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Finished!

This beautiful Vintage Style Platinum & Diamond Ring was Handcrafted from Sketch to Finish using the Latest in New World Technology and Classic Old World Craftsmanship.

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Finished!

This beautiful Vintage Style Platinum & Diamond Ring was Handcrafted from Sketch to Finish using the Latest in New World Technology and Classic Old World Craftsmanship.

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Finished!

This beautiful Vintage Style Platinum & Diamond Ring was Handcrafted from Sketch to Finish using the Latest in New World Technology and Classic Old World Craftsmanship.

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Pierce Jewelers

Pierce Jewelers

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From Sketch-to-Finish (S2F), we handcraft your original jewelry in our workshop. We have the skilled craftsmen and modern technology available in our workshop to handle any project. Come in today and let us show you what we can do for you.