When having work handmade one feels an assurance that their jewelry is unique to the owner and directly in tune with his or her stylistic sensibilities.
Forged metals can increase in hardness and tensile strength by up to two times over their cast counterparts.
Porosity is a defect that regularly appears in cast metal. Even in cases where the surface of a cast piece seems at first glance, free of blemishes, refinishing and polishing soon reveal the pits and cratering just below the surface. Porosity in metal is not repairable and contributes to weaker jewelry overall. It most noticeably results in an unsightly surface speckled with pits and unevenness where fixes were attempted.
In comparison, forged metals seldom have porosity issues. The continuous working of the metal yields a denser, finer grain with virtually no pores and fissures. This helps keeps the surface of jewelry unblemished and smooth.
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