First of all, thank you so much for choosing to support a local business! Thank you for being so kind throughout the whole process, as well. You are quite the dream client!
$688 / 4 = $172 + $10.32 (tax) = $182.32
May 30th - $182.32 - PAID
June 30th - $182.32 - PAID
July 30th - $182.32 - PAID
August 30th - $182.32 - DUE
I thought I would upload some of the photos I took while making your ring, and explain a little about the casting process!
The container (cask) that holds your blue, hand carved wax ring (as well as my husbands wedding band, and an engagement ring for another client) was filled with plaster. That was placed in a "burn-out" kiln, where the wax melts away, leaving behind a perfect empty cavity in the plaster, of your ring. When the cask is ready to be cast, we prepare the metal, by melting the white gold casting grain you see in the second and third photos. We then bring the cask from the hot kiln, placing it down into the casting machine next to your (now molten) white gold. We then release the casting machine, which sends your molten gold flinging into the empty cavity in the plaster cask, using centrifugal force (photo 5). The next photo is immediately after the cask was rinsed off, to reveal the white gold casting. You can still see some plaster left on them! The last photo is just before I used a hand saw to remove the rings, and get to work finishing them up! I didn't take any final photos, so if you have any from Olivia, I'd love to have a copy, if that's ok with you! Thanks again! -Caroline