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Once the wax models are cast into metal, they are ready for filing, sanding, and stamping:

What remains of the sprue needs to be filed off.

All bumps and snags on the inside need to be ground smooth.

Rounding it out with a rawhide mallet and mandrel.

Smoothing and rounding the inside edge.

Fine sanding.

Each piece gets stamped .925 for sterling silver or 14k for gold.

The ring is not quite done yet – engraving, polishing, cleaning, and antiquing are to come in the next post!