How is Uneik Jewellery made?
Once you have selected the jewellery item that you require the team at the Uneik Jewellery studio goes to work.
If you have selected a 'Print' type item then a print collection kit is mailed to your delivery address. This kit contains detailed instructions and everything required to collect a print from your loved one. After completing the kit, follow the instructions enclosed to return you prints to the studio.
Once your prints are returned to the studio or if you have ordered a piece from our Expressions range your individual jewellery item is transformed into a 3D jewellery piece on the computer. This allows us to individually tailor the piece to your needs.
Once we are happy with the design it is then transferred to a machine that cuts the jewellery item out in jewellers wax. This creates a wax model of the jewellery piece.
The wax model is then passed to the casting team. From here the wax model is used in the jewellery process called Lost Wax Casting. Put VERY simply the model is placed in a casting flask. Investment (refractory plaster) is mixed and poured into the flask, filling it. It hardens, then the wax model is burned out. This leaves a mould cavity which is then filled with either melted gold or silver. Once the metal has hardened and cooled it is then removed from the plaster flask and all investment is removed from the jewellery piece.
The jewellery piece then needs to be sanded, polished and cleaned to turn it into a beautiful shinny jewellery piece that you are use to seeing.
Once all the processes have been completed we then gift package all our jewellery items and then package them for shipping. Within Australia all items are shipped via Australia Post registered mail. This ensures that we are able to track your delivery and that the parcel is covered by insurance while in transit. Your jewellery item will be delivered by Australia Post parcel delivery.
If you are not at the delivery address when the parcel arrives it will not be left at the door. It will be transferred to the nearest post office for collection. A parcel notification will be left at your address. ID and a signature is required for parcel delivery.
Uneik Jewellery is normally shipped within 3 weeks of either receiving your completed print kit or from when we receive your expressions order.