Azi the Bengal Bangle

 
 
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Azi the Bengal

Our customers beloved cat immortalised in gold..

 

Our customer saw our cheetah bangle on our Facebook page and contacted us asking if we could make a bangle of her bengal cat, Azi.

 
These preliminary images were random Bengal images just to start things moving - 20+ images of the real Azi came later!

These preliminary images were random Bengal images just to start things moving - 20+ images of the real Azi came later!

Working from photos, provided by our customer, Tim spent around 10 hours ensuring he captured the look of Azi perfectly in the CAD design.

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From this stage we 3d printed the cat head in wax and cast it in yellow gold for our customers approval which, once confirmed, allowed us to continue with casting the whole bangle into gold. The design of the bangle uses a hinge fastening for the wearer to take it on and off. Our goldsmith spent around 4 hours building and fitting the hinge and leaf spring by hand ensuring it was a perfect finish.

Sample cast in gold for our customer to approve.

Sample cast in gold for our customer to approve.

The markings on the bengal are defined using oxidisation. This blackens the recessed areas enhancing the details and markings. Once oxidised Azi's eyes and mouth were hand enamelled by our goldsmith with special attention taken on his green eyes. A final polish and our bengal Azi is ready to go home.

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Tim Roe