As opposed to jewelry that has been cast, hand fabricated pieces are crafted directly from metal without the use of any wax carvings or molds. A particular piece is fabricated by soldering precious metal segments into position. In every situation, jewelry fabrication requires parts, preparation and bonding. Sometimes the parts to be fabricated are created through jewelry casting. In other scenarios, parts are fabricated from raw metal that is rolled or drawn into sheet and wire. Hand fabricated jewelry is a product of time, patience and a combination of ancient skills and technological advancements, making each piece unique and irreplaceable.