Custom Made Jewelry Handcrafted –Gold Jewelry
Intaglio rings are not at all fashionable, they are not even known to the general public at all.
And yet, everything about these rings is fascinating, whether it's their method of manufacture, which hasn't really changed over the centuries, or their millennial history, which bears the traces of the many civilizations that have preceded ours and left their mark for the making of modern intaglio rings.
To open the chapter of intaglio ring is to delve into the history of the world and antiquity, myths and legends, a fascinating world full of adventures, fantastic beasts, gods, but also everyday objects and life scenes from antiquity in Egypt, Mesopotamia or the Roman Empire.
Signet rings are centuries old, and while they are not used anymore as seal ring as they used to be in the past, they are a symbol of pride and elegance nowadays.
There are still synonyme of durability and in most of the case are an heirloom to the future family generation.
We mary ancient craftmanship with modern jewelry tools as 3D rendering and 3D printing to get amazing results. We detail here below the way we proceed and the making process used to craft your bespoke signet ring.
We offer the best customizable experience as your are free to choose:
- The form and size of your ring, no process limitation
- The metal of your choice, it can be Silver, 14k, 18k or even 22k gold
- Open or closed ring (heavier in metal)
- Raised engraving or intaglio
- Metal or gemstone engraving
Faced with all the existing chain maille weaves for making chains, used both for bracelets, necklaces and anklets, it's normal that you feel disoriented when you search for an internet purchase.
To find your way around, we offer you this guide which includes most of the chain maille weaves used for bracelets, chains and necklaces.
In the menu that follows, you can click on the model that interests you to go to the related chapter, or see our summary poster at the end of the article.
|1 English chain||11 Spiral chain|
|2 Curb chain||12 American chain|
|3 Anchor chain||13 Mirror chain|
|4 Jaseron chain||14 Rope chain|
|5 Venetian chain||15 Bean chain|
|6 Snake chain||16 Gourmette chain|
|7 Palm chain||17 Polish chain|
|8 Horse chain||18 Rice grain chain|
|9 Coffee bean chain||19 Royal or Peruvian or Byzantine chain|
|10 Figaro chain||20 Industrial production of gold chains (video)|
Men prefer signet rings to rings.
Wearing little jewelry, they are usually oriented towards making unique signet rings personalized according to their tastes. Of course, the price of these signet rings suffers and has nothing to do with the price of simple rings manufactured in series that are found in jewelry dealers.
The purpose of this article is to explain what are the cost factors when making a signet ring in gold or silver and help you to mature your project.
Note that there is no more beautiful signet that the one that makes you want. A beautiful signet ring is one that brings together a style that suits you with the decorative elements that make you vibrate.
For the last 5 years, African jewelry is in fashion.
Driven by the appeal of ethnic art, new creations are emerging from patterns and colors of the black continent.
In this case, it is not a novelty since this design of African V-shaped ring is already well known, it is a classic.
By cons we will show you how is made this ring by hand.
This African wedding ring is composed of two welded V connected by their ends.
Numerical modeling allows us to better understand the design of this ring seen from several angles.
The exchange of wedding rings between the spouses remains the highlight of a marriage.
However, the engraving of these is what will remain definitively on the rings that will accompany you all your life.
So, as much choose an engraving that suits you.
An idea of an original engraving for wedding ring
To choose an original text to engrave, you must look for an event that has marked your relationship, the common base of your memories together.
We can try to make originality but it's especially the engraved texts that have a common sense that will be the most durable.
Originality is subject to fashion and your environment.
However you'll find very good ideas of texts to engrave described in this article of the Zankyou webzine.
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.
Pure gold is an ideal theoretical gold.
It is also called fine gold or 24 karats gold. For the definition of gold karat, I refer you to this article on the subject.
Gold is usually mined mixed with other metals, so to obtain pure gold, rough godl nuggets are refined through an industrial process.
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.
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 ...).
If the wearing of the signet ring meets the aesthetic and fashion today, precise rules governed the wearing of signet rings for the nobles during the Middle Ages.
The wearing of the signet ring changes according to the country, the sex and the time.
Here's how you find it, starting with a review of the fingers of your hand
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.
The religious symbols found on this ring are numerous. We find there:
- The eye of Providence
- The M surmounted by a cross
- The heart of Jesus and the heart of Mary
- The crown of thorns
Chi-Rho is a primitive Christian symbol dating back to the fourth century AD, composed of the first two Greek letters of Jesus Christ and surrounded by alpha and omega.
Anyone who has traveled to Peru, especially to visit the Inca remains, has seen 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.
Inca cross also called Chakana having served as a model for this making (source)
As I have been traveling in Peru in 2007, I went to Cusco among many other places and enjoyed the discovery of Inca culture. That's why I am particularly excited to propose Peruvian jewelry on the shop and making this kind of typical Inca cross symbol through our service of custom made jewelry.
By the time, we had the opportunity of making a wide range of Chakana cross in different styles as shown here:
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.
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).
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.
White gold is currently the most popular of all gold alloys, especially for engagement rings and wedding rings.
Fashion question certainly.
However, few people really know what white gold is made of.