How to choose a women engagement ring ?

Engagement may be an important step in life, but it can be a real headache for the fiance.

Choosing THE right engagement ring you want to offer to your future wife isn't an easy task.

The issues to be faced are many :

  • what style and ring design ?
  • what's her finger size ?
  • which stone to choose ? diamond or gemstone ?
  • how to choose a diamond ?
  • which metal will fit for the ring ?
  • will my budget be enough ?

engagement ring with diamonds

August 02, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Creation of gold rings with blue topaz stone

Blue topaz stone is the best known of the many variants of topaz.

This stone can indeed take colors ranging from orange to pink through purple; as explained in this complete article on topaz stone (fr).

Topaz is particularly popular in making engagement rings. To break with the classic and expensive diamond so difficult to choose, the topaz stone can offer a very reasonable price for a large stone color pleasing to the eye, original which is as good with the yellow gold as white gold.

We will detail the manufacture of different designs of gold rings with blue topaz crafted in our own jewelry workshop.

gold ring 18k with blue topaz stone and amethyst stones

July 24, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Lapis lazuli jewelry

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.

Discover here some of our achievements of lapis lazuli jewelry, made in our workshop, custom orders highlighting the lapis lazuli rock.

This type of lapis lazuli stone jewelry is available for sale through our tailor-made creation service.

lapis lazuli pendant lapis lazuli jewelry pendant in silver jewelry with lapis lazuli carving
May 14, 2019 — Nicolas Tranchant

Men's eagle ring creation

The eagle is a mythological animal, used since the time of the Egyptians to symbolize the power of the gods or mysticism.

Chosen by the Romans, the Byzantines, Napoleon, the Russians empire or even the Nazis as an emblem to symbolize the power of their empire, the eagle, like the lion, is used in heraldry for family seals.

Even today, the eagle is used by the USA, Poland, and Mexico as an emblem of their nation.

Here you will find a detailed explanation of the symbolism of the heraldic eagle.

The men signet rings presented here are custom made in gold or silver for our clients following their requirement. Their creation is being described hereafter.

You can discover more about our custom made ring service here.

white gold eagle ring for men eagle gold signet ring with diamonds sterling silver eagle ring
May 08, 2019 — Nicolas Tranchant

Gold coin ring custom made

The making of a ring with a coin is a piece of classic jewelry.

Whatever the time or the country, there are relics or ancient gold or silver coin mounted on rings.

These coins can be mounted or crimped or be bent in order to partially compose the ring body.

Still today in France, many people custom made rings with gold coins called Louis d'or, or Napoléon coins that have historical value as well as pecuniary. While in the US, people are looking for eagle or Mexican gold coin to be mounted on a ring.

gold coin ring for men

May 03, 2019 — Nicolas Tranchant

Rings and mens rings in 24k gold

Yellow gold is the most desired of the precious metal in jewelry, because of the heat of its glare, it has no equal.

Most family rings or signet rings are in 18-karat gold, but it is normal for exceptional jewels or signet rings that will remain for generations in the family to want a gold of the highest purity, of 24 karats.

Precision, 24-karat gold is necessarily yellow since it is not mixed with any other metal likely to change its color.

So there is no chance to find 24 karats white gold, pink or black gold. The only way to change 24k gold color if plating it with white or black rhodium.

24k gold nugget for jewelry making and mens ring creation

April 24, 2019 — Nicolas Tranchant

Mens celtic ring with triskele

Celtic rings have Celtic symbols, whether triskele or Celtic knots as found in the stone of many monuments scattered in Europe.

The ring we present here is a silver men's signet ring with a solid yellow gold triskele on the tray and gold lily flowers on the upright.

mens celtic ring with gold triskele

April 16, 2019 — Nicolas Tranchant

Mens black onyx rings

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

Much more than the signet rings with amethyst stone or turquoise.

As you certainly know, signet rings are the type of men's favorite ring. From a massive historical heritage, they give volume allowing all forms of customization possible.

We present here various achievements of men's signet rings adorned with a natural onyx stone.

intaglio onyx cross silver ring gold and diamond ring with black onyx stone
April 16, 2019 — Nicolas Tranchant

Mens tanzanite ring creation

Tanzanite stone, although not listed as a precious stone, is a mesmerizing stone, not only because of its recent discovery by casualty but also because of its deep blue reflections.

Our client chose yellow gold for his Tanzanite ring.

mens yellow gold tanzanite ring

April 12, 2019 — Nicolas Tranchant

How to wear a signet ring ?

The signet ring is a jewel of ancient origin, historically used by both women and men.

This is one of the few jewels that had a practical utility function, as it served as proof of identification, like today's digital signatures, in order to seal the letters with a wax seal. and legal acts (marriage, inheritance ...).

large gold signet ring for men

April 12, 2019 — Nicolas Tranchant

Catholic religious gold ring

As you certainly know, religion is a great source of inspiration for the making of jewelry and many museums exhibit ancient religious jewelry, evidence that over the centuries men have worn on their religious symbols under jewelry form.

The religious symbols are most often worn as a pendant, however, it is quite possible to gather some symbols into a coherent design for the making of a ring or signet ring.

In the specific case of this jewel, it is the making of a Christian signet ring with an oval-shaped tray for a man, gathering several Christian symbols engraved in relief on the plate and the amounts of the ring.

catholic religious ring in gold

April 10, 2019 — Nicolas Tranchant

Personalized gold pendant making

A gold pendant is an ideal gift.

Especially when it can be personalized according to the tastes of the person who will receive it.

There are many online shops offering pendants of classic designs customizable by engraving a name or cut a gold plate according to your drawing or design.

This is still a classic, we will introduce you to different designs of personalized gold pendants.

personnalized gold pendant

 

October 22, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant

Hamsa gold pendant

The hand of Fatma is a talisman with millennial origins protecting his wearer from the evil eye.

It is very common in North Africa and Middle East, not being specialist, wikipedia page will tell you better than me about this talisman that we made in 18K white gold for our client.

hamso white gold pendant customized

October 17, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant

Gold masonic ring

Freemasonry has existed for centuries and uses symbols from its origins in the art of building.

This is how one finds almost systematically on the Masonic creations the compass and the square, the basic tools of the builders of the ancient time.

It should be noted that these symbols are also shared with the companions of duty.

It is therefore normal to see on most masonic rings these symbols reproduced in the form of engravings or moldings.

In the case of the project presented here, it is an 18 karat white-gold Freemason ring surmounted by a natural onyx stone receiving in its center the square and the 18-carat yellow gold compass.

gold mazonic ring

May 01, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant

Gold opal ring

Opals are delicate gemstones.

By their mode of formation, they are highly hydrated and are sensitive to changes in temperature and humidity. So you have to take care of it. This must be taken into account when choosing an opal for your jewel project.

There are different kinds of opals, noble opals and Mexican fire opals are the best known.

In this case, it is the manufacture of a yellow gold ring with a Mexican fire opal accompanied by a small brilliant diamond.
18k gold opal ring
March 12, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant

Gold child pendant

When you want to celebrate the family ties or the birth of newborns, the design of a pendant in the shape of one or more children is a classic.

In this case, it is a pendant representing two children in 18 karat gold.

The pendant is personalized by two gold letters with a specific font of the choice of the sponsor.

The latter is 25 millimeters from the height of the feet to the heads of children for a weight of 12 grams.

18k gold children pendant

January 09, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant

Gold guitar pendant

For guitar lovers, a guitar-shaped pendant can be a great gift idea.

Although there are various sites offering guitar pendants whose reproduction is more or less faithful as here at Amazon, music lovers will love a faithful reproduction of a wooden guitar dry.

It is precisely this type of classical guitar that we had the opportunity to create in 18K yellow gold.

This is a tailor-made creation of gold guitar made according to the instructions of our client (see our custom creation service).

gold guitar pendant, 18k yellow gold

January 09, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant

Gold bird pendant

Like other animals, birds are a classic subject for the creation of personalized jewelry.

We already had the opportunity to make a silver bird pendant there is little pendant that you can discover via this report.

The project involves the creation of two 18-carat gold pendants in the shape of a bird, the two birds being different from each other.

Each of them has a yellow gold body, a white gold wing and a pink gold wing.

Finally, a 1.5 mm HSI diamond is crimped in the eyes.

pendentifs oiseaux en or 18k

January 08, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant

Mens gold bracelet watch creation

Gold watches are, for men, the ultimate luxury jewel.

Elegant and easy to wear, the watches are discreet while being an object of admiration because of their mechanical complexity and the aura of the brands that design and manufacture them.

In this case, we were able to craft a 14K white gold bracelet for our client who wanted it for his Patek Phillip 5054 18K gold luxury watch.

montre en or blanc 18 carats recevant notre bracelet en or

January 08, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant

Chakana: Inca cross pendant (22k gold)

 Anyone traveling to Peru, especially to visit the Inca remains, will find the pattern of Chakana ("tawa chakana" in Quechua) during his journey.


This square cross is a symbol of Inca culture that can be found both on ancient textiles, painted on ceramics and carved on secular walls.

Symbolizing the Southern Cross, it has a cosmological and religious meaning, it says a lot about the conception of the Inca world.

January 08, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant

How to clean gold jewelry (25 easy tips)

Gold is an unalterable precious metal, sought after for its unparalleled brilliance and durability, yet you may have noticed that your gold jewels tarnished over time.

How is it possible ?

The sweat of our body, the dust, the friction affect the brilliance of the gold by dirtying it or damaging its polishing.

Your lifestyle therefore affects the brilliance of your gold jewelry.

 

January 08, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant
Tags: Gold Jewelry

Meaning of 24 karat gold purity

Gold is the most valued precious metal in jewelery, much more than platinum.

French demand for solid gold jewelry is 6 times larger than for platinum jewelery.

Given the respective prices of these precious metals, the purity index in gold - or platinum - alloys used in the manufacture of jewelry has a significant impact on the price of these.

Their purity is expressed in carats (historical measure) or in thousandths (official measure for France).

January 04, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant
Tags: Gold Jewelry

Pink gold used in Jewelry

The pink gold that is used for the manufacture of jewelry (and watches) is an alloy of fine gold (so yellow) with copper.

It is the copper that gives it its characteristic color.

One can also find silver in the alloys of rose gold, it is the proportion of gold, copper and silver which gives it its title and its shade of pink color

pink gold composition, fine gold and copper

January 04, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant
Tags: Gold Jewelry

How to check gold purity ?

Although gold is widely used for jewelry making, it is used in many forms (colors and purity).

Your jewels can be only plated with gold (with a layer of 3 microns, see explanations here), or made of solid gold whose title can vary from 9/10k to 22k.

In France, gold is legally used for jewelery with a titration ranging from 9 carats to 22 karats.

 

January 03, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant
Tags: Gold Jewelry

The different colors of gold used in jewelry

If you are looking for a gold jewel and are looking to find out more about this precious metal, you may feel a bit lost in any of the colors that gold jewelry can take.

Indeed, depending on the composition of the alloy, the gold can be white, pink, green or even black if we consider the modern surface treatments.

These are in all 9 different shades given to gold according to its composition or the surface treatment received.

different colors of gold in jewelry

January 03, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant
Tags: Gold Jewelry