Making a Mokume Ring Part 5

The Mokume strip is then formed into a ring
The Mokume strip is then formed into a ring
Soldering the Mokume ring together
The edges of the ring are then soldered together
The Mokume Band, ready for the next step
The mokume ring is then given a preliminary polish and is ready for the next step
The Mokume Band, ready for the next step
Another view of the mokume ring, ready for the next step.
Carving the wax model for the diamond bezel
Now that the band has been fabricated, it's time to create the bezel setting for the diamond. With the band and diamond at hand, a wax model of the bezel is carved to fit the band and the diamond.
Attaching the wax bezel model to the wax sprue
When the wax is carved to the exact shape and size needed, (taking into account shrinkage from the casting process and metal loss due to finishing) wax sprues are added using a heated wax pen
Attaching the wax bezel model to the wax sprue
Then the carved wax model with the sprues are affixed to a large wax sprue
Filling the flasks with investment
Once the wax and sprue is complete, it is placed in a can or 'flask' and filled with investment (a type of plaster)