Custom silver brooch
The silver brooches were a very fashionable jewel at the beginning and half of the 20th century.
The fibula, his ancestor, was used in antiquity.
Although we have known the pinnacle of the pin in the 90s, the pins are not too fashionable nowadays, while great jewelers express their talent and know-how by creating exceptional brooches like those of Chaumet.
The brooch presented here is a custom creation of a solid silver kangaroo brooch with a 2 mm peridot stone to represent the eye.
Our silver brooch made through our online jewelry creation service
Our work is based on a kangaroo photo selected by the client, which serves as a reference for carving the animal in wax.
Our kangaroo model for creating this silver brooch
We can thus cut the animal with the saw to form the contours before carving the reliefs of the muscles.
We were inspired by photos of leaping kangaroos in order to restitute the animal's dynamics.
The dynamics of the kangaroo jump is the most difficult to create
Thanks to the photos, we can lightly engrave the muscles and body parts to rough the work and divide the task into work areas.
The first step in the deep carving of the animal
In successive stages, we arrive at this result.
Progress of the sculpture
We can then proceed to the finishing of the wax and set up the stone of peridot.
Details of the animal's muscles and muzzle
Wax view of the brooch with the stone in place
The recto sculpture being made, we can then hollow out the wax to lighten the jewel.
View of the wax sculpture of the hollowed brooch
The sculpture being at this stage finalized, we can pass to the silver manufacture of the brooch by the casting method with lost wax process.
We see the result of our casting in raw silver foundry
Our silver brooch must be deburred and polished in order to give it a better rendering close to the final rendering.
Silver brooch in the process of manufacture
At this stage begins the manufacture of the fastening system which consists of a silver pin, a pin holder with hinge and a safety system.
Detail view of the components of the brooch fixing system during manufacture
The fastening system of the finalized brooch
All that remains is to crimp the peridot stone in place to finalize our jewel.
Zoomed view of the kangaroo's head which allows us to appreciate the stone of peridot
Our silver brooch in its case
More information :
- Discover the realization of a jaguar brooch in silver and diamonds (fr)
- Consult our custom jewelry creation service
- Ask for a quotation for your custom silver or gold brooch project