Tuesday, August 12, 2008

How are the Beijing Olympic Medals made?

Beijing Olympic medal reverse side

Beijing Olympic medal obverse side

Beijing Olympic medal - Selecting stones

Beijing Olympic medal - Jade cutting



Beijing Olympic medal - Jade polishing

Beijing Olympic medal - Checking up the jade


Beijing Olympic medal mould

Beijing Olympic medal machine tool

Beijing Olympic medal after punching

Groove making machine

Groove checking up

Putting jade into the medal

Beijing Olympic medal - Finishing




(Credit: photos from Beijing2008.cn)

2 comments:

howshouse said...

this is a brilliant post. very interesting indeed. the opening was simply amazing.. doubt london will be able to outdo the chinese in 2012

Carol said...

Hi, do you know where I could get hold of these lovely pics? This is a genuine enquiry for work
Ps I don't speak Chinese