- How We Create Our Jewelry
How We Create Our Jewelry
Experience the 4 Paws Difference
We wear jewelry to remember a promise, a special person, or an event in our lives. That is why we handcraft all our jewelry one piece at a time. We employ the traditional method of “Lost Wax Casting” whose origins have been around an estimated 5,000 years and is still the best method for creating superior quality jewelry.
Once you place an order, we create an exact wax replica of your jewelry piece from one of our molds. If you are creating a custom piece with your pet’s actual paw print, then we use a computer aided design program to create an exact wax replica of your jewelry piece.
Next, we “invest” your wax jewelry piece and prepare a mold ready for “metal casting”. After 48 hours, we “hand pour” generous amounts of molten silver or gold and let cool. We then polish your piece to perfection. Our master jeweler has over 20 years finishing experience. If all goes well, it usually takes about 5-7 business days from start to finish. [For “Custom Paw Print” pieces, please add 5 days to the above process due to additional design time.]
You will absolutely love the jewelry we create for you. It will provide you with a lifetime of wonderful memories and will be a conversation piece wherever you go. Money back guarantee too!
Why we create our jewelry this way? One time it took an unbelievable five attempts to create a custom pendant from Charlie's paw print and we couldn’t figure out what was happening. We apologized to Charlie's owner. She said, "No worries, Charlie was always stubborn." There are many similar stories and because of that, we believe that there is a piece of your pet's spirit in everything we create. We would be honored to create a special piece just for you.