Our Ice Cream Cone Charm jewelry is hand cast, when you place your order, using the lost wax casting process and is hand finished. Please allow extra time while we make these for you.
Our hand cast 14k yellow gold ice cream cone charm is accented with Swarvoski Austrian crystals - genuine stones available. The Ice Cream Cone is 14K Gold. Your hand made Ice Cream Cone Charm will arrive in an attractive gift box and carries our 30 day satisfaction guarantee. Optional genuine stone accents, available in any color and custom engraving are available on most of our Ice Cream Cone jewelry designs. All of our Ice Cream Cone jewelry designs are available in sterling silver, 14k yellow gold, 14k white gold, 14k rose gold, 18k yellow gold and 14k gold vermeil.
Please note that your order is hand cast and handmade when you order. Because all of our jewelry is hand made when we receive your order we ask that you allow sufficient time to make your jewelry to our quality standards. Some jewelry which is more labor intensive and customized jewelry may take longer to complete. Finger Rings and other types of jewelry may take 3 weeks to complete.Orders may also take longer during holidays when our work volume is heavy. Please be assured we will do everything we can to get your order to you when you need it. You may check on your order any time and we will be happy to update you on it's progress. We offer many options on most of our jewelry designs. All of our designs are available in either sterling silver, 14K Yellow Gold or 14K White Gold and 14K Gold Vermeil. Stone accents and stone set eyes are available on just about any design we offer. Hand set imitation and genuine stone accents are available in any birthstone color. Personalized engraving is also available for an extra charge on select design.
We offer engraving in both Script (written style) and Roman (printed style) engraving. We also offer professional and tasteful gift wrap for an additional cost. Gift cards are available at no extra charge. We hand make and hand cast everything that we sell.
For the first 13 years, we ran a successful women's accessory company and then decided to change the focus of our work to animal and unusual theme jewelry designs for men and women. All of the original designs on our web site are hand carved from wax. Our work is known for being substantial in weight, it's detail and dimensionality, capturing the essence and personality of each piece.Each order is hand cast using the lost wax casting process. After assembling your order, each piece is hand finished and hand buffed to a perfect surface finish. When you order from us you are ordering quality hand made jewelry. Our jewelry is not mass produced and because of this we ask that you allow us a little extra time to produce your special order. If you need your order by a certain date, please let us know and we will do our best to have it delivered when you need it. We are proud to have designed exclusive lines of jewelry which are currently at the Texas State Capitol Gift Shops in Austin, The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, The Ladybird Wildflower Center in Austin, The Utah State Capitol Gift Shops in Salt Lake City and Howard Payne University. Here you will find unique and unusual items which we have personally designs and created. Our work is inspired by the things we love most and that have meaning in our lives. Because of this, our creations have lasting value and are sure to become some of your most treasured possessions in the years to come. All of our work is unconditionally guaranteed and it is our hope that you will enjoy our jewelry designs as much as we have enjoyed creating them for you. If you are in Houston, Texas, please come by our retail store and showroom gallery conveniently located in the Rice Village at 2368 Rice Blvd. Our goal is your complete satisfaction. You must return your jewelry in its original condition and it its original gift box. We also offer a lifetime guarantee on defects in material and workmanship. Should your jewelry prove to be defective because of the above we will replace or repair it at no charge. Normal wear and work done by another jeweler is not covered, however, if your jewelry needs service because of normal wear we will be happy to quote you a reasonable price for this service. How Is Your Order Made? Unlike most jewelry companies, we pride ourselves in the fact that we hand make your order when it is received.
Making quality jewelry takes time and when you receive your order you will be able to see from the first look that we take pride in each and every order we create. Below is a step by step description of what is involved in making your order a work of art and why each order takes time to make for you. Hand Carving The Original Design. All of our original designs start with a block of Jewelers carving wax.
The wax is very hard and with talent and patience, any design can be carved from this material. A single wax carving will take several weeks to complete. Shown here is a Sphynx Cat design carved from wax. This will be the "Master Wax" and from this piece we will make a mold so that it can be reproduced and cast in either gold or silver.
Making Waxes From Our Molds To Cast. We make a mold from the original green wax master. The Mold is pink rubber and when the mold is finished, it is cut in half. The original is removed and where the original was, there is now nothing. To create the wax for casting the empty mold is filled, under pressure, with hot casting wax.
When the wax has cooled, it is removed from the mold. Preparing The Wax Pieces For Casting.
After removing the wax from the mold it is inspected and carefully cleaned. If the wax is approved, it is then attached to a special base (shown in blue above right). The attached waxes and the base are called the Tree. Each wax "Tree" is placed in a heavy metal container, called a Flask.The Flask is filled with a special white mixture called Investment. The investment must be vacuumed in order to remove any bubbles which may form during pouring. After the vacuum process, the Flask sets, undisturbed for 2 hours. During this time it hardens. Removing The Wax From The Flask. The wax Tree is now completely surrounded with hardened investment. In order to cast, all of the wax inside must be removed. The first step in removing the wax is in a steam oven. The steam will melt most of the wax and it will flow out of a hole in the bottom of the flask.
Burning Out The Casting Flask. The flasks are removed from the stem oven and then placed in a computer controlled burnout oven. This burnout oven will bring the flask temperature up to 1700 degrees.
At this very high temperature, all of the remaining wax will "burn out" and the temperature will also make the white investment extremely hard so that it will withstand the hot temperature of the melted metal. After a period of about 12 hours the oven will gradually reduce the flask temperature so that is it perfect for casting the melted silver or gold. Once the burn out process is complete, the wax will be completely gone... Basically where the wax was, we will now replace the empty space with the melted metal.
Our Casting machine is computer controlled to assure perfect castings. Also, the oxygen inside of the casting machine is replaced with an inert gas to prevent the oxygen from contaminating the silver or gold during the extremely high temperatures of the casting process. The view above (right) shows the melted metal inside of the casting chamber. When the metal reached the correct temperature, the Flask is taken out of the burnout oven, placed under the melted metal and then it is sealed inside of the casting machine.
A vacuum is pulled on the flask and the melted metal is released from the melting pot and into the flask. The vacuum pulls the metal into the spaces in the flask that were once wax. When the metal has cooled, the cast flask is removed from the casting machine. Removing The Castings From The Flask.
When the flask is removed from the casting machine, it is still very hot... The hot flask is submersed into cool water and the temperature change causes the white investment to break apart, leaving the cast metal "Tree" exposed. Whatever was wax, is now metal. Removing The Final Castings From The Casting Tree. Next, the individual pieces must be cut off of the Tree.Cast metal at this stage is not very attractive and must now be hand buffed and cleaned. Cleaning The Freshly Cast Jewelry. Before any work can be done on your design it must be cleaned and polished. We polish all of our designs by hand.
This process takes much longer than quicker methods, like tumbling, but the final finish is worth the extra time and effort. Buffing is done in three steps. The first step is with an agressive buffing compound and each successive step uses a finer compound to produce the highest quality finish available. After the design is polished, we then solder rings, attach settings for stones and do any other work necessary to assemble your design After the soldering is complete, the design is buffed again.
If your design requires stone setting or engraving or any other work, it will be completed at this time. Then your design is lightly buffed and steam cleaned to remove any remaining residue. Now your order is professionally placed into attractive gift boxes and is now ready to be enjoyed. We have an extensive collection of animal and theme jewelry designs and we are always adding new designs so please check our store frequently. We have created an extensive collection of fine jewelry representing the things we love most in this life and that have meaning for us.Our jewelry collection includes: Dog jewelry, over 50 specific breeds, bone and paw jewelry, Agility and Obedience Jewelry, Cat Jewelry, Pig Jewelry, Frog Jewelry, Horse Jewelry, Horseshoe Jewelry, Fleur-de-Lis Jewelry, Chili Pepper Jewelry, Four Leaf Clover Jewelry, Wishbone Jewelry, Egyptian Jewelry, Wildlife Jewelry, Chinese Symbol Jewelry, Kokopelli Jewelry, Bee Jewelry. Ferret, Rat, Mouse and Hedgehog Jewelry, Sunflower Jewelry and Texas Theme Jewelry. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Handcrafted & Artisan Jewelry\Bracelets & Charms".
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