Making progress on my Ice and Snow ring today! After casting I cut the sprue (the place where the metal is poured into the mold) and adjust the ring to the correct size. Next I begin to prepare the surface of the metal for its eventual polish by sending the raw casting for a spin in my Centrifugal Magnetic Finisher. You can see here that the metal looks less 'white' than the previous photo and has a dull shine. This is happens as tiny steel pins (all that stuff below the ring) swirl around in the finishing chamber and come into contact with every surface of the ring. This action burnishes the surface of the silver which decreases its porosity after the casting process. Up next...diamond setting!