Professional Bench/Manufacturing Up Close
Success Is in the Detail
As far as Troy and Sharon Vinson are concerned, the detail and quality of the jewelry they produce is of paramount importance. Here's one example
Troy and Sharon Vinson of Troy Vinson Jewelers, Fort Worth and Granbury, TX, have built a big customer base for corporate jewelry, gold badges, family crests, service organization rings and lapel pins, and custom-order pieces requiring exacting detail. As a result, Troy, a member of the Jewelers of America Board of Directors, and Sharon have:
- Employed a full-time die maker on the premises.
- Provided die-making equipment such as a pantograph, vacuum/injection wax machine and engraver tools.
- Dedicated part of their 1,500-sq.-ft. shop to die-making.
- Procured casting and finishing equipment for quantity runs.
- Developed retail price lists for items routinely requested, including replica badges for police and fire departments.
The following photos show the process of die-making on the premises at the Vinsons Fort Worth location.
After the pieces have been cast, they are prefinished using a magnetic finisher. The detail is so crisp and precise in the cast reproductions they appear as though they were generated by the die-striking process.
For more information about this process, contact Troy Vinson at (817) 377-8555, email@example.com.
By Mark B. Mann, Director of Trade Programs, Jewelers of America
Featuring Troy and Sharon Vinson, Troy Vinson Jewelers, Fort Worth and Granbury, TX