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

What is the price of an engagement ring ?

When, in a couple, the fiance decides to make his proposal, he usually does so by presenting the engagement ring to his consort.

If the moment is chosen by the fiance to surprise his better half, it took him generally several months of preparations to get the right ring and prepare "the surprise".

The price issue of the engagement ring is of course paramount, since it's the budget of this one that will enable to make the purchase of the ring, then make the leap.

engagement ring with diamonds

July 31, 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 ring creation

Lapis lazuli stone has been sought after to adorn princely rings and jewelry for thousands of years.

Its natural deep blue color has seduced men and women over the ages.

Used for over 7000 years by man, it is not surprising that it is still used to adorn jewelry.

The lapis lazuli stone is characterized by the sometimes presence of splinters of yellow pyrite which gives the impression of a milky way of gold flakes of the most beautiful effect.

Here are some lapis lazuli ring projects we made in our jewelry workshop.

lapis lazuli mens ring in silver lapis lazuli gold ring and diamond lapis lazuli engagement ring in silver
May 13, 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

Making an Episcopal ring

Episcopal rings are part of the ecclesiastical attributes of the bishops who carry off the ring, an episcopal pendant.

These religious attributes visible and authorized by the Catholic Church have evolved over time.

Although the ecclesiastical rings have been discreet since the Second Vatican Council, they were traditionally adorned with a gemstone, the most common being amethyst stone.

We present here the creation of a large bishop's silver ring with a faceted amethyst stone.

episcopal ring with amethyst stone in silver

April 10, 2019 — Nicolas Tranchant

Custom championship ring

Championship rings are characterized by a very bulky design, most of the time presenting a large central stone in the upper part of the plateau.

These rings are also entirely filled with relief engravings, around the drawing or the central stone and on the two uprights of the ring of the signet ring.

They are often produced in series for a promotion party, to celebrate a championship or sporting event.

They require a lot of work for manufacturing, as we will see in this article.

custom championship ring in silver

April 09, 2019 — Nicolas Tranchant

Jewelry to save sea turtles

Being located in Mexico, in Puerto Vallarta and very close to the seaside, we often have the opportunity to be in touch with the marine fauna.

Whether it's the dolphins that accompany us on a boat trip, an outing to see the whales, a ray that meets us during a snorkeling trip or a release of baby turtles.

baby sea turtle being freed

December 05, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant
Tags: Pendant Ring
How to measure ring size

How to measure ring size

Knowing your ring size is a prerequisite for any ring or wedding ring purchase, whether it's a custom-made ring or not.

We offer below two methods to measure your ring finger size, which are both simple and fast.

This measure is made in millimeters as this is the simplest way to measure your ring or finger size.

Please check out the ring chart below to get the correspondence between your ring size in millimeters and the ring size used in your country (whereas USA or UK).

We also explain why French jewelers use millimeters to measure the ring size to ease the ring making process.

determining my ring size measuring

October 19, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant
Lizard ring

Lizard ring

The salamander is a mythological animal, known in antiquity to live in the midst of flames.

This is certainly the case of our engraved ring of a salamander that took shape in a molten silver bath at more than 900 ° C.

This solid silver ring, represents a lizard on the top of the ring, engraved crossing through the ring.

This is a men's ring 10 mm wide and weighting 8 grams.

salamander ring silver

April 05, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant
Tags: Ring

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

Silver ring with turquoise stone

Natural turquoise stone is a very special and fragile stone that is very popular for making jewelry.

You will know more about this stone by reading this article devoted to the turquoise stone.

The manufacturing process here is the reproduction of a brass ring adorned with a turquoise plastic stone, in order to make it in solid silver set with a real turquoise stone.

You can compare the original model with the final result on the next picture.

silver ring with natural turquoise stone

January 01, 2018 — nicolas tranchant