We previously discussed the advantages of making jewelry out of forged as opposed to cast metals. This kind of insight is really helpful when trying to figure out just how well made a given piece of jewelry is. That said, there is a lot more that goes into the completed work than forging.
Forged VS Cast Jewelry – Part 2
The Finishing Touch
Made in Parts – Singly Made
A good craftsman can hand make a fully resolved piece adjusting to any level of customization while keeping the work balanced and beautiful.
The Artisan’s Touch
Finally, there is such a thing in goldsmithing as the artisan’s touch. It is an almost intangible quality that seems closer to magic than science. The artisan’s touch is the creative and aesthetic imprint witnessed in the dexterity of a skilled craftsman. It is the grade of the curves, the flow of the turns and the subtle softness to the shapes and surfaces that impart warmth – not the calculation of the machine, but the feeling of metal sculpted by human hands.