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Process

Once the metal is blended, the molten gold or platinum is poured into bars and ingots. By working the metal with forging techniques, the metal is strengthened.

Ultimately all of our parts are formed using these hardened bars of gold or platinum. This process is laborious and slow but allows us to refine the details of each piece, allowing the most intricate work to remain strong and withstand modern wear. These classic techniques enable the designs to be executed with less metal, emphasizing the stones and reducing the visual weight of the setting. Total control over every millimeter allows the unusual proportions of antique gemstones to be properly framed.

 

 

While computer aided design (CAD-CAM) and wax casting techniques have found useful applications in the jewelry trade, they are unable to achieve the same result as traditional fabrication. Every setting is formed for each gem, emphasizing the individual stone's characteristics. Every form is bent to fit the intended wearer.

 

Once designs are approved, projects can take up to 8 weeks.