When a creative piece comes out of the melting, the metal is in the raw state, that is to say that its surface has many imperfections to be corrected before obtaining the final result. From the abrasive disc to the torch, for welds, the wide range of techniques and tools used for this step allows you to meet each need.
Preparation, adjustment, assembly and polishing
Each tiny part of the future jewel must be borne, filed, emerged then polieafin that the rendering is flawless. Brut metal is worked with abrasive tools, we start with a large-phase that allows you to remove the raw aspect and equalize the surfaces of the jewel. We then use ever thinner grains with the felt and the cotton that will give the shiny appearance to the jewel. This DutoTravail stage of the jewelbrut can take from a few hours to several days depending on the difficulties of the assembly, preparation and complexity of the room.
Choice of stones
I often leave from a main stone, which the customer can bring or choose in my collection, and then I decorate it ...
The choice of precious stones used for a jewel is not trivial, everything is meticulously chosen for the harmony of shapes and colors to be perfect and reflects the originality specific to each creation. Different types of stones are used during manufacturing. Fine stones and precious stones are set according to colors.
The preparation of the stones is similar to the art of painting: the types of stones, the shapes, the colors, are the tools and the palette of the painter. The challenge is to marry shapes and colors in a harmonious way.
But other elements come into account when choosing the stone, including size. The shape of a gem is a characteristic that will influence the visual aspect because its brilliance can vary, as is its cost.
One of the last stages of the work is to fix the stones to the jewelry is a very meticulous step that requires great precision. There are several types of crimping:
-The clos set is the method we use most for reasons of comfort (because the stone is protected) and aesthetics, thanks to the mirror effect which seems to increase the size of the gem. The jewel is pierced and strawberry at the size of the stone it will accommodate. We then place the stone there, then the metal around the stone is then folded back on it using a hammer who acts like a miniature hammer. Then the contour of the stone can be engraved from a shop to obtain a shape, it is the"Cross -check"metal. the" dish "From the set is then filed and polished, each movement must be executed with great precision so as not to damage the stone.
It is for this reason that the fitters use binocular magnifying glass, in order to be as precise as possible.
-Tra grain consists in pushing small grains of metals on the stone, which keeps it firmly.
-The set rail, this is a question of crimping the stones in a rail so that there is no space between them.
-The label set consists in maintaining the stone using claws, that the crop plate on the stone.
Thrilling a ring can take from a few hours to several days depending on the complexity of its layout or the number of stones. This is the capital stage that can sublimate or destroy a jewel.