Mark Brooch Pin by Distinctive Collections, Ltd. Material: Sterling Silver with Vermeil (24K Gold) Finish. Intricate & Highly Detailed, Produced Using The Lost Wax Precise Metal Casting Process. Size: 2 1/2" Across x 1 3/4" Tall, Weight 29 Grams. Great Addition To Any Jewelry Collection!Also available in Sterling Silver with Rhodium (Platinum Family) finish & Bronze with a clear varnish finish. Welcome to Distinctive Collections, Ltd. And our exciting Treasure of Travel Collections. Our worldwide travels are the inspiration for these classically elegant brooch pins. Wear this regal Lion of St. Mark with pride and distinction, representing Venice - truly one of the most romantic and unique cities in the world.
With its right paw on the Gospel, our winged lion bears the message, translated from Latin and in raised lettering, Peace be with you, O Marcus, my evangelist. Mark brooch is three dimensional with exceptional detail. The Distinctive Collections Logo, an icon for the collector's owner, is in raised cast on the reverse side of the brooch.The brooch is available in Sterling Silver with Vermeil (24K Gold) finish, Sterling Silver with Rhodium (Platinum family) finish & Bronze with a clear varnish finish. The Sterling Silver and Vermeil brooches are hallmarked. Each brooch has a Quality Seal & is packaged in our Signature Embossed Lined Presentation Box.
We trust you'll find our pieces to be truly timeless and priceless. Create drawings with images and specifications. Create a positive clay (sculpture is created at enlarged scale, typically 4:1 scale). Make a negative rubber mold from the positive clay original model.Cast a positive plaster for approval and final editing. Cast a negative plaster to proof draft angles and mold release properties. Make a positive rubber mold at a 4:1 scale. Cast a negative epoxy template to be used as master tool for generating 1:1 scale negative front die. Use a reducing, three-dimensional engraving machine to cut the front die at 1:1 scale. Cut the rear die, allowing offset for finished metal thickness. Add gates for channeling molten metal into die cavity and engraved negative logo crest in rear die. Assemble front and rear dies. Inject wax at high pressure to completely fill the die cavity. Trim and chase the wax; remove wax from die.
Assemble individual waxes on a tree, typically 5 brooches per tree. Build up the ceramic shell around the wax tree.Fire the ceramic shell, setting ceramic and melting out the wax (thus the name "lost-wax casting"). Place ceramic shell (now with voids left by the melted out wax) in a vacuum chamber and pour molten metal (bronze, sterling silver, 14K or 18K gold) to fill the voids. Break ceramic shell; remove solidified metal casting. Remove gates; sandblast the casting to achieve a uniform finish. Silver solder fittings (pin, latch and pivot).
Bronze: Acid etch/two-step rinse/plate with "sepia" finish/hand scrub with cleansing compound/final two-stage rinse/dry/coat with clear varnish. Sterling silver: Hand polish highlights/acid etch/two-step rinse/plate with rhodium (a member of the platinum family which imparts a scratch-resistant, bright finish).Vermeil: Hand polish highlights/acid etch/two-step rinse/extremely heavy 24K gold (a beautiful color of gold, much richer than most commonly seen). Gold: 14K (58.5% gold) and 18K (75% gold) castings are hand polished to achieve desired highlighting. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Fashion Jewelry\Brooches & Pins". The seller is "distinctivecollectionsltd" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.