I had a wonderful morning visiting the North Austin studio of Armadillo Goldsmith, Steve Kriechbaum.
Steve has been in this studio since 1989 creating custom, original jewelry. This morning Steve is adding a rodium plating to my wedding bands.
Steve has created over 1500 original molds like these…
…and has them all neatly stacked and labeled in his studio.
Now to the fun part! Science! Using an electro-plater at 4 volts, with beakers and anodes and other cool science things…Steve cleans up my rings with chemistry.
My custom, original wedding bands by Steve Kriechbaum are as beautiful as the day I got them <3