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Precious Metal Manufacture, Techniques, and Styles

Working with precious metals to create beautiful and unique pieces of jewelry requires skill, training, and creativity in the styling and technique used during the manufacturing process.



Key methods of manufacturing form the foundation of jewelry production. These methods are then coupled with distinct techniques, and in some cases, very deliberate styles end up representing an entire era in history.


Join us as we explore these elements of jewelry production on the following pages:

Precious Metal Jewelry Manufacture | A Complete Guide

Finishes and Decorative Techniques | Definitions and Pictures

Precious Metal Styles and Designers | A Guide to Prominent Influences

Precious Metal Indices, Trade Groups, and Associations | A Brief Guide


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