We will be closed Dec 25-Jan 1 for the holidays. Please note that we are unable to guarantee delivery for the holidays on items ordered after their specific cut-off dates. All platinum and palladium, solitaires and casting that requires finishing 12/11/17; large orders of sheet and wire (100oz +) 12/13/17; bands and findings 12/14/17; sweeps and stone removals 12/14/17; clean scrap 12/18/17; sheet and wire 12/20/17; grain and solder 12/21/17; diamond orders 12/21/17. Have a wonderful holiday season!
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12.15.2017 Metal Prices
Gold1,254.60
Silver15.84
Platinum882.00
Palladium1,028.00
Iridium970.00
Ruthenium190.00
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Contract Casting

PLEASE SEND YOUR MODELS AND WAXES TO:

Hoover & Strong
10700 Trade Road
N. Chesterfield, VA 23236
Attention: Contract Casting Department

Before you send your waxes, look for:

Air bubbles near the surface, heavy file marks, flashing, incomplete prongs, bearings or bezels, dirt or metal filings on or in the wax, small gaps, cracks or parting lines in your wax.

Shipping

Fed Ex or UPS are best; U.S. Postal Service only if it is insured and able to be tracked. Please package wax models very carefully in a small box. Use a soft, fibrous material that will not leave behind lint. Please rinse solvents off waxes as dust and lint will stick to them. Tape the small box inside a large box before mailing.

Please include a completed and signed Contract Casting Form with your products.

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CAD TechnicianCAD SERVICES

Custom CAD

Work with our CAD team for your custom jewelry needs. We provide full CAD services to our HFA customers. Send us your sketch or idea and watch your jewelry come to life!

A one piece minimum for gold, platinum and palladium. Minimum of 25 production pieces for sterling.

Not an HFA customer? Call 1-800-759-9997 to learn how to become one.

Production CAD Services

Use our CAD services to design your model for our casting services. Send in your sketch and we will walk it through design to production using our full services CAD department, prototyping and casting facility. 25 piece minimum on silver orders.

CAD Service Charge
CAD $125/hour, average time 2 hours

IMPORTANT - Hoover & Strong will not cast or copy copyrighted models unless they belong to you. Please check your models for proper karat stamps before you send them in.


CAM ServicesCAM SERVICES

CAM/WAX Printing

Simply send us your CAD model and let us handle the rest. We will print it, cast it in an array of 100% Harmony precious metals and alloys, finish it from hand polish to setting, or clip and ship it. We put the power of options in your hands!

We will accept 3DM, STL and many other file types to print your 3D model.

Email your CAD models to: CAD@hooverandstrong.com

Or, upload your files to our FTP site. Call Olivia at 800-759-9997 for info.

When submitting drawings, make sure you fill out our online CAD Services Form and supply all of the specifications including:
  • metal preference and karat to be cast
  • finger size
  • ring width at top and bottom
  • height at top and bottom
  • all stone sizes and number of stones
  • metal weight
  • level of finishing desired (raw casting or a polished piece)
CAM Service Charge
Wax Printing $15/hour, average time 12 hours


NEED HELP? Contact one of our expert CAD designers for assistance when designing your CAD files and for any shrinkage or dimensional concerns.

Lead times may vary based on the complexity of your custom piece. Rush Fee (Less than 25 pieces - 3 days in house, 5 days if making a mold) is $25 - Limit 25 pcs of up to 3 different items, clip & ship or burnish only.


MOLDS

Molds


Stone SettingFINISHING AND STONE SETTING SERVICES

Once your product is cast we offer a range of services than can decrease your workload.

Some of our most popular services are:

  • Mass Finishing
  • Hand Polishing
  • Karat Stamping
  • Stone Setting
  • Rhodium Plating

For those that want to finish the product themselves, ask for Clip and Ship.


Finishing Services Charges
*Burnish Finish (charged by dwt of pieces) starting at $1.50/pc
 *Mass Finish (3 stages) (charged by dwt. of pieces)  starting at $5.00
 *Simple finish, brush & buff  $11.25 average
 Finishing:  Sand Blast or Bead Blast**  starting at $2
 Finishing:  Rhodium Plating**  starting at $5
 Finishing:  Satin Finish (hand applied)**  starting at $5
 Karat Stamping  $2.50
 Melee Stone Setting  starting at $2.50
 Center Stone Setting  starting at $4.50

*Pricing for gold and silver. Prices slightly higher for palladium and platinum. **Masking is an additional $10.

We perform all types of stone setting for:

Melee - Pave, Bezel, Burnish, Prong
Large Stones
- Bezel, Prong

Prices for stone setting start at $2.50.


YOU WILL ALWAYS RECEIVE:

  • Quality casting manufactured in Harmony 100% recycled casting grains
  • Competitive pricing; we have volume discounts for annual purchase commitments
  • Quick and reasonable turn-around times
  • FREE consultation and technical advice


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