- Mar 8, 2002
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Having done it, bench top soldering is never going to be as strong as a single cast piece that is then trimmed and polished. Smaller companies can come up with cool things, but it's really hard to get up to the production standards of a high quality brand like a Cartier or an Hermes. If they jeweler is an actual smith with a smithy, as in the case of Good Art, then you can get to that level. However, much smaller makers are limited by the tools to which they have access.That's interesting, I'd think having a small workshop would allow for a more "hands-on" process, thus making the linking and soldering stronger, more consistent. Maybe that reveals my bias for smaller companies and thinking that this somehow ensures quality.