There has never been a shortage of companies offering casting services in this vast world of ours.  Every reputable caster will start with pure metal and mix a variety of additional metals to create the alloys that the jewelry industry employs every day.  So why are there such differences?  Obviously there are differences in quality and, in many cases, price.
Since the raw material price is standardized across our globe and set by the metals market, why then do prices vary wildly between casters?  We can explore some of the differences by examining a few of the basics of the casting industry.

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