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DIAL MAKING

The making of a Rose Engine Turned Guilloché Vitreous Enamel Dial is a manual, time-consuming effort to combine the beauty of centuries-old engraving techniques and vitreous enameling.

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Guilloché: Rose-Engine Turning

The decoration produced by a rose engine lathe is called guilloché. Karl Faberge used the rose engine to create his signature decoration, guilloché enameling for the fabled Fabergé eggs, for Tsar Alexander III of Russia. We follow in Fabergé's footsteps by utilizing the same processes with the same commitment to the level of quality for which he was famous.

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Vitreous Enamel

Vitreous enamel is a material made by fusing powdered glass to a substrate, in our case .999 Fine Silver, by firing, usually around 1,400 °F. The powder melts, flows, and then hardens to a smooth, durable vitreous coating. The word vitreous comes from the Latin vitreus, meaning "glassy".

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Humble Beginnings

The section will give a little behind-the-scenes look at how this all started and what brought us to this point.

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