Bangle creation with natural stones
There are a multitude of styles for silver bangles.
They can be open, closed, solid round or hollow or flat.
This section of our blog brings together different styles of silver bangle that we had the opportunity to manufacture.
In this case, we'll present the creation of a silver bangle bracelet with natural stones.
It's a simple but uncluttered design of a rigid square section articulated bracelet with snap clasp.
This bangle is customizable by the choice of fine stones that make up the decoration of the removable part of the bracelet.
Silver bangle bracelet made via our online creation service
Beyond the choice of design, customization can be done on the number and type of stones that adorn the bangle.
In this case, the choice was left to right on malachite, onyx (fr), pink quartz, turquoise stone and lapis lazuli stone.
Our job is to shape the silver bangle and then cut each stone to put them in place on the bangle.
There's work !
First of all, you have to make sure of the correct dimensions of the bracelet by measuring the wrist circumference (fr).
Then work begins with the rolling of a 925 silver bar shaped to respect the rectangular section of 5 millimeters wide by 3 millimeters of thickness of the body of the bracelet.
You'll notice that the bangle has an almost rectangular shape and not oval or round.
Adjustment of the silver bangle which will then be customized
View of the two articulated parts of the bangle before their fixation
The upper part is then dug to create the channel that will receive the gemstones.
Size and inlay of natural stones
In the hollow cavity in the upper part of the bracelet, silver separators are placed and then welded in place.
The excavated part has been transformed into 5 cavities able to receive each a stone of different color.
View of housing dug for fine stones
The inserted stones are cabochon-shaped stones that have been cut in order to fit just in their home.
Cutting a cabochon turquoise stone (read our article about turquoise)
Pink quartz stone in short cut
Stones are cut with specific diamond discs. Tools and stones are cooled with water to prevent the heat from breaking the stones.
You can get a better idea of this work as shown in the following video showing the cut of a natural onyx cabochon for this other project (fr) :
It's a painstaking job that takes time and sometimes the stone breaks, so you have to start the work again.
View of natural stones being cut and fitting on the silver bangle bracelet, we recognize turquoise, onyx and lapis lazuli among others
Once put in the right shape, the stones are adjusted to fit perfectly in their cavity, then are glued in place with resin.
View of the stones glued during the polishing phase
Once all stones are polished, they arrive flush with the silver of the bangle.
View of the bracelet following the setting of the incrusted stones
At this point we can start polishing the bracelet as a whole.
View of the rhodium-free polished silver bracelet
View of the bangle worn on the wrist showing the stones
View of the bangle in its case
Here are some examples of other rigid bracelets and silver bangles made in our jewelry workshop :
For further :