Signet rings with onyx stones

Onyx stone is a fine stone that is neither rare nor precious, yet onyx is the most popular stone for making signet rings for men (fr).

Much more than signet rings with amethyst stone or turquoise.

As you certainly know, signet rings are the type of men's favorite ring.

gold signet ring with onyx

October 06, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Semi-precious stones in jewelry

It is very common to use gemstones on silver jewelry to create beautiful pieces of jewelry with originality because of the patterns and color of the stone. Few stones are alike, and so these jewels with natural stones are almost unique. We invite you to discover the immensity of the variety of fine stones, and much more.

Gemstones

October 03, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Choose the opal of your jewelry : rings, bracelets and pendants

Opal is a fascinating stone, but of all precious stones, is certainly the most difficult to choose to be mounted on a jewel.

It's indeed complicated to give a physical description of the opals as they vary in color, transparency and reflections depending on the country of origin and often same, vary greatly depending on the extraction mine.

Unlike a ruby or a diamond for which it's easy to compare prices according to some criteria (the famous 4Cs of diamond), all opal stones are unique in their colors and light effects.

Opals from Australia

October 03, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Modern gold ring

Modern style rings feature simple designs with clean lines, which are timeless.

In this case, we'll present the same style of modern ring available in two versions, the first with two blue sapphires and the second with a single ruby.

We'll present you step by step, the creation of this design made in our jewelry workshop.

Modern gold ring

September 30, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Gold lapis lazuli ring

Lapis lazuli stone is notable because of its intense opaque blue color called ultramarine blue.

The ring we present here is adorned with a fine lapis lazuli stone surrounding a 2 mm central diamond.

The ring is in 18-karat yellow gold, weighing 6 grams, it's 13 mm in diameter of the level of the stone.

Gold lapis lazuli ring

September 27, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Lapis lazuli bracelet for men

The lapis lazuli stone is relatively little used today in jewelry, while this stone was used extensively in antiquity for more than 7000 years, both as an ornamental stone and jewelry making.
In antiquity, lapis lazuli stone was ground to make pigments for murals and was even consumed for its supposed properties of aphrodisiacs.

lapis lazuli bracelet for men

September 17, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Natural stones jewelry in silver

We invite you to discover the manufacture of Peruvian natural stones jewelry from the Cusco region, made of 950 silver and genuine stones.

These are particularly colorful jewels and a great diversity of designs inspired by the pre-Hispanic Inca culture.

If we are used to present you the work in our jewelry workshop usually, this time we invite you to the trip to discover the stages of manufacture of these jewels, which you can also discover on our shop here (fr).

Natural stones bracelet

September 12, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Tanzanite : the origin of its price

Tanzanite stone is not a precious stone, within the meaning of French law, which only considers diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds as such.

However, the price of Tanzanite stone makes it a gemstone in its own right :

  • it is rare in geological sense (1000 times rarer than diamond)
  • it has exceptional blue / violet colors
  • it is in great demand in jewelry
  • we are already talking about the closing date of the only production mine

To better understand the fascinating history of this stone, we invite you to dive into the origins of its discovery.

Tanzanite ring

September 12, 2019 — Hugo Maherault
Lapis lazuli stone

Lapis lazuli stone

Lapis lazuli is a stone used for more than 7000 years in many artistic fields such as painting, sculpture, jewelery, ...

Its name of ultramarine blue is given to it since 5th century in Europe when one spoke about this rare and precious blue come from beyond the seas.

Lapis lazuli stone

September 12, 2019 — Hugo Maherault
Jewelry with lapis lazuli stone

Jewelry with lapis lazuli stone

Lapis lazuli stone has been exploited for making objects, amulets and jewels for thousands of years.

She was particularly appreciated by Egyptians who considered it a precious stone.

Timeless stone, it is still used in the fields of jewelry, jewelry and watchmaking in our time.

lapis lazuli ring

September 10, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

The moonstone in jewelry

Moonstone is a fine stone very much sought after both in lithotherapy and jewelry.

It should be known that "moonstone" is a familiar trade name which designates a Feldspar characterized by a shimmering silver-blue reflection that seems to float on the surface of the stone (source).

Jewelers use it as well to mount it on rings or pendants because of its particular colors and light reflections that make it a stone both extraordinary and relatively inexpensive compared to precious stones.

Moonstone cabochon

September 10, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Gold lapis lazuli necklace

Lapis lazuli stone offers an unparalleled shade of deep blue, ideal for making jewelry by combining it with gold or silver.

If you follow our publications on making jewelry, you must have seen our different jewelry achievements with this stone.

This time, we are going to present you the steps of making a necklace in 18-karat white gold, with natural lapis lazuli stone (fr).

As often, the stone will be tailor-made for our jewel.

The detail of this project is a small white diamond of 3 millimeters of quality HSI, set by 4 claws which overhangs the jewel.

lapis lazuli necklace

September 10, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Create your own ring online

Jewels reflecting the personality of their creator, the creation of custom jewelry for oneself or to offer always tells a personal story.

Therefore, creating your own jewelry is the dream of many people, but that is not realized, for lack of practical knowledge of jewelry techniques.

However, the jewelry making process itself only requires ideas and paper to materialize. It remains to make his ideas to make them come to life. White gold ring with sapphires
September 06, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Lapland jewelry, between tradition and modernity

Lapland is a northern European country, spreading over four countries, from west to east: Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. On these lands where the cold and a great nature reign, lives for millennia the Sami people.

Lappish jewel

September 05, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Reproduction of antique jewelry

Our jewelry creation activity leads us to reproduce from time to time copies of old jewelry.

These reproductions, faithful or inspired by ancient jewelry designs allow us to dive into ancient cultures and sometimes rediscover ancient manufacturing methods.

We offer you a small overview of the different jewelry reproduction projects that we have been able to carry out since 2012.

Fatma hand pendant

September 05, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Animal jewelry creation

Because animals accompany us on a daily basis, they are often represented in the form of jewelry.

This is not new.

Since antiquity, because they symbolize deity or affection, the man has carried animal effigies in the form of pendants, bracelets or rings.

Whether they are wild animals that fascinate us, pets or sports, there are many topics of representation that we will present here.

jaguar brooch silver opal creation

September 04, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Silver snake arm bracelet creation

Who says marriage, says unique jewelry (fr) and it is certainly not a jeweler (fr) who will contradict you.

This project of a snake arm bracelet was custom made on the occasion of the wedding of one of our clients.

As you know, the snake is a centuries-old source of inspiration for jewelry and many ancient Greeks and Egyptians were inspired to make princely snake jewelry (fr).

Silver snake arm bracelet

Bangle creation with natural stones

There are a multitude of styles for silver bangles.

They can be open, closed, solid round or hollow or flat.

This section of our blog brings together different styles of silver bangle that we had the opportunity to manufacture.

In this case, we'll present the creation of a silver bangle bracelet with natural stones.

It's a simple but uncluttered design of a rigid square section articulated bracelet with snap clasp.

This ring is customizable by the choice of fine stones that make up the decoration of the removable part of the bracelet.

bangle natural stones

August 26, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Natural diamond vs. synthetic diamond : what impact ? - Infographic

At the beginning, synthetic diamonds were primarily intended for industry. With technological advances of recent years their quality now equals natural gemstones, to the point that it's impossible to distinguish them with the naked eye.

But the arrival of synthetic diamonds on the jewelry market is a threat for Africa, which is largely absent in this developing market.

Blood diamonds

August 15, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Favorable impacts of a controlled diamond economy - Infographic

Diamonds hold an important place in African economy. And since it's well organized and valued in the official economy, its benefits can be numerous both economically and socially.

Botswana is the perfect example of a possible nonviolent and peaceful development of diamond industry in Africa.
The country's political stability since independence in 1966, its prudent fiscal policy and its management choices in the mining sector have allowed it to prosper rapidly and for decades through the export of diamonds.

Pink diamond

August 14, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Guide to cheap diamond ring

If you're about to celebrate your engagement or your wedding, you're definitely looking to offer a diamond ring for the event.

Diamond being eternal and the most fashionable precious stone for more than 80 years now, it's logically the stone of choice to adorn a ring that will wear your wife all her life.

Far from being economical, diamond is beautiful and indeed the most expensive precious stone.

So how to marry your diamond cravings with a limited budget ?

cheap diamond ring pink gold

August 14, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Fake diamond vs synthetic diamond, what differences ?

Since its discovery, diamond has fascinated men.

While the origin of its exploitation dates back to 3000 years in India, it is its exceptional hardness that first made it famous and pushed men to confer magical powers, using it as an amulet carried in the form of raw diamond.

While today diamond is best known for its brilliance, it wasn't until the mid-fourteenth century before diamond cutting techniques developed.

Previously, diamonds worn in jewelry had an opaque diamond appearance like the one shown in the following photo.

Raw natural diamond

August 12, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Diamond carat : weight unit used in jewelry

Whether you're looking for a diamond to mount it on a ring, a jewel or invest, you're certainly wondering :

What is the diamond carat ?

This full article offers all the explanations on the subject :

  1. Definition and explanation of diamonds carat
  2. Evaluation of diamond carat price
  3. Measurement, calculation and equivalence between size and carat weight of diamonds

diamond carat measure

August 12, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Raw diamond

Raw diamond is an unknown option for anyone who wants an affordable diamond for a jewel project with diamonds.

While cut diamonds are everywhere, raw diamond offers a wide range of shapes and colors to unleash its creativity to give birth to original jewelry designs.

raw blue diamond

August 09, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Diamond purity : inventory of natural inclusions

Purity, also called clarity of diamond, is with its color a criterion difficult to appreciate for non gemologists.

This is a comparative classification criterion for diamonds based on the number and size of inclusions (various impurities) present at the heart of the crystal and surface defects of the gemstone. This is one of the 4 criteria for assessing white diamonds quality.

The purity index is evaluated by a gemologist with a magnifying glass x10, analyzing diamond under a cold light (typically LED) held by tweezers on a white background.

Purity classification diamonds

August 08, 2019 — Hugo Maherault