Wax carving can be the very important step within the whole jewelry making progress. This article is about to introduce the wax carving crafts of Chopard.
Jewelry carver can set to deal with their work such as mud molds and then wax carving from the design of designers’, some gems or some special references. As the shortcut of mold making technology, wax carving is of high quality of plasticity, which can be processed into the right size needed. The transparent property of wax mold makes it possible for precious modification and perforator.The wax carver or mold division would take advantage of the same tools such as chisels, electronic iron, files, pliers, and cutters and so on to assist the works of uncompromising attention to details of traditional jewelers. By referring to related data, literatures, pictures, and drawings and so on, the wax carvers are trying their best to create the lifelike mold, which would cost a week to achieve the process sometimes.Though the whole process of making the wax mold is guided by a main point, there is enough creating space to exert one’s intelligence in the process and less pressure would be attained. The wax carver Anthony of Chopard vintage jewelry ever explained his creation as this. The young carver was originally a jewelry mold maker, but whose talent and passion on the carving determined his achievement on wax sculpture and caving. He attended the jewelry making processes of Animal World Collection launched for the 150th anniversary of the brand in the year of 2010. He expressed that when he was still a jewelry making art major, one of his teacher inspired him strong interests in wax carving, then he taught himself the skill. The first animal mold Anthony made for Chopard was a woodchuck which gained unusually enthusiastic. The lovely vivid and chubby animal won him the trust of the design department of the brand, which in turn brought the department itself more chances to promote more exquisite and larger works. All wax molds should be confirmed by Caroline Gruosi-Scheuffeule, the Artistic Director and Co-President of Chopard and the creative director of the high jewelry division and then be made into plaster molds. The making process of wax mold is a very essential and important procedure within which any mistakes cannot be allowed due to the fact that the mold is the sound basis of the finished jewelry. The first procedure is to fill the plaster mold with gold alloy and then wait for its cooling off and being molded, then the carver would “wash off” the plaster stuck to the surface of the mold to reveal the essence of the metals. Here comes the second step, carving. The wax carver would initiate some light or heavy detailed modification on the finished product to highlight the subtle and sophisticated details, while a wax mold cannot be performed with such similar process due to its fragile property. Only through this modification progress can the finished product gain permission into the next the procedure.
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