Auer describes in his richly illustrated article from the September 2011 issue all necessary steps to create an impressive piece of jewellery out of the appropriate raw materials. He goes into detail about the respective particularities when milling the necessary materials wax, gold sheet and nacre. A more detailed version of his article (in German) with all images and the additional possibility to download the 3-D construction data can be found on the author’s website: www.roland-auer.com
All photos by Roland Auer.
Necklace of red gold, nacre and Paraiba tourmalines
The finished necklace of red gold, nacre and Paraiba tourmalines: the gold parts have been produced with the classical lost-wax technique.
Detail view nacre elements
The nacre elements have been milled out of a 3.2 mm thick plate which was fixed in the milling machine with a special device.
Detail view clasp
The clasp has been directly milled out of a hardened gold sheet in order to ensure the necessary flexibility.