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Blog posts of '2012' 'October'

Animal Pin Brooches

Recently I was reorganizing a collection of jewelry models which I’ve collected over many years, and came across a series of animal pin brooches that were originally hand carved in pewter by a master jewelry model maker. When I studied the models more closely, I marveled at the skill of the workmanship. The attention to detail capturing the form, essence and personality of each animal was startling. The irony is that I was looking at models of animals, and the intelligence to create such a model and the ability to appreciate its beauty, is a right enjoyed by man alone and not the animals as depicted in the models.


Handmade Diamond Animal Pin Brooch Models
Handmade Animal Pink Brooches in Pewter

Today that same intelligence has evolved, as the great majority of commercial jewelry model making is achieved with 3D modeling software and printed using 3D wax model machines




Jewelry manufacture 3D Modeling:

The majority of commercial jewelry manufacturers today produce the prototype models for new designs using 3D software run on a PC. Once the design is created to spec, it is printed in wax using a 3D printer  and sent for casting in pewter, silver, gold, platinum or whichever metal the jewelry item will be reproduced from. Prior to 3D technology models were made by hand, an art which today is becoming scarce.























About the Animal Pin Brooches The pins are reproduced directly from the original models in 14K gold and available in three colors yellow gold, rose gold and white gold. The pins are beautifully accented with pave set white round brilliant diamonds, highlighting and complimenting key features in each animal. Each pin brooch is secured with a safety pin clasp at the back for easy attachment to clothing. The animal pins include so far a horse and jockey, a squirrel, dolphin, penguin, wolf, fox, rabbit, bird, bambi deer, koala, elephant owl and a panda, with additional animal figures to come. We even have a spectacular flag ship rabbit pin brooch available, with 2.20Ct total weight of all natural Fancy Pink round brilliant diamonds set in 18K rose gold, for someone looking for a particularly special gift.