Medals for Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi are being made at the jewelry factory “Adamas” in Moscow. In general they plan to make 1300 gold, silver and bronze medals.
Not less than three kilograms of pure gold, two tons of silver and 700 kilograms of bronze will be spent to make all the medals.
Gold Olympic medals are made from pure silver and coated with gold then (not less than six grams of pure gold).
All precious metals used for the needs of Olympic games are mined on the territory of Russia and the madals are made by Russian specialists only.
The madals are made in a special shop. The technological process consists of twenty five stages. Most of them are related to a metal workpiece processing. Others – to processing of polycarbonate which is used to make an insert in the form of a patchwork quilt – one of the symbols of Sochi-2014.
First they make metal squares from silver or bronze (12×12 cm, 12 mm thick). Then they cut out round workpieces from the squares (diameter – 10 cm).
Cutting patterns – the symbols of Olympics, and a hole for a ribbon.
Then they insert polycarbonate crystals into the medals which are subsequently grinded and washed.