Coin Goldsmith Factory for The International New York Times

Inside Coin for a feature on italian goldsmith Coin:

“In the outskirts of the city, where industrial buildings abut agricultural fields, the Coin factory whirs with activity. Hidden behind several security doors, artisans in green lab coats file, polish and set jewelry while nearby machines toil away at their own jobs, printing out wax models and spinning wire into springy tubes.”

At this link the full article and slideshow.

Many thanks to photo editor Gaia Tripoli and Laura Rysman.

Worker selecting and placing precious stones onto jewelry.

A worker perectioning the closing mechanism of a neckless.

1-kilogram gold bars ready to be divided into pieces and melted.

Fusing gold scraps in the foundry department.

A wax injector to create molds.

Vaporized water used to clean up finished pieces.

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Wax molds.

Metal molds inside the foundry department.

Ring rendering in the design department.

Bracelet in the belt furnace.

Worker fixing the closing mechanism of a bracelet.

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