Cast Bird Feather Rings
Cast Bird Feather Rings
A feathery motif creates a design theme that is light as a feather ! Bearclaw Native American Indian Jewelry creates Unique cast Chipewyan inspired silver and gold native rings including all feather types, head and body profiles and perspectives.
Cost for a cast ring vary with the market but will be from $500 to $900 and weigh from about 6 grams to 15 grams. The gold type and carat, 10k ,14k and 18k are also factors in the total cost . Some stone costs are listed below.
I have molds for these samples but it is always enjoyable to help design and then carve someone else’s vision. Custom cast rings are always considered.
We use only VS1-2 and G/H color diamonds. These are small and bright little fellers that will add that special sparkle without taking over. Bird or animal eyes need to be bright and the multi-gemmed rings need to shine big time.
f.y.i…..For the multi-diamonded pave or bezel set rings, ( in major stores), use multiple diamonds to accent a larger stone that may be 2 to 6 grades lower in quality….. SI1 and 2 or I1 . They may tell you how many ‘carats’ the stones weight. for such a low cost, but you do always get what you pay for. ( nobody buys a $1000 gem and sells it for $500 )
For me, a diamond that does it’s job , sparkle, is far more valuable than one that doesn’t do it’s job.
For an explanation on diamonds go here.
… an explanation on tapered and domed go here ( box 9 )
Information on casting see box 6
RCas5g – with mm Ruby in yellow gold
After Designing, a piece is carved from wax, a mold is made and the piece is cast and detailed
You can produce 3 dimensional smooth surfaces
You can not combine metals in a single cast. Also, it is more time consuming but you can have an original model that many other item can be produced from.
Cast Bird Feather Rings – costs
Casting Fees for original designs... We will Custom design and cast your vision Depending on the quantity you would like we can cast and mass produce several of the same design. The original's cost would be: - to make the initial wax model is $50 to $100 - the cost for the rubber mold and secondary waxes (if needed) is $60 - each cast / flask needed is $60 - then silver is $14 per gram - or 14k is $55 per gram - or 18k is $70 per gram Pricing is bound by the current costs of our casting partner, ( a major player in Western Canada and the US ) Email for an estimate for your work.
DIAMOND INFORMATION - .01 to .05ct ( 1 to 5 points) are $32 a point - .06 to .08ct ( 6 to 8 points) are $34 a point - .09 ct and higher email for prices - ex: for a .02ct diamond - add $64 - .02 ct = 2 points total - 2 times $32 = $64 total To figure cost... - ex: for a .02ct diamond - add $64 .02 ct = 2 points total 2 times $32 = $64 total STONE INFORMATION - roughly ...semi precious are in $20 to $45 range - precious, Ruby, Sapphire and Emeralds from $20- up depending on size and quality. CHIP INLAY - add $50 to $200 depending on stone chip used. Email for prices