All about gemstones

Where do precious and semi-precious stones come from ?

They can be found everywhere on the globe.

Some are discovered on their original site, ie where they were formed, while others are a little further away, transported by elements such as wind, water or lava.

diamonds

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
Tags: Stones fine

Fire opal : iconic Mexican stone

Intriguing and mysterious, opal stone fascinates, on the one hand because of the multitude of colors and splinters it may have, but also because it remains a stone difficult to pin down by scientists and gemologists .

It is surely one of the few gemstones still being studied and the subject of theses to understand the chemical and granular composition, explain its lights and its mechanism of formation.

fire opals

October 03, 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 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
Tags: Stones fine
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
Tags: Stones fine

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

September 04, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Topaz stone

Blue topaz is the most popular topaz variety and is one of the most coveted gemstones to be ring mounted.

But did you know it ?

The topaz blue color is most often obtained by treatment.

Blue topazes are distinguished by three distinct shades of blue : London blue, Swiss blue and Blue sky, which you can observe comparatively in the following picture.

Blue topaz stones

July 26, 2019 — Hugo Maherault
Tags: Stones fine

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 — 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 — Hugo Maherault

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 — Hugo Maherault

Making a wiccan pendant: 7 pointed star

Esotericism or Wicca is concerned with shapes and symbols as well as the power of stones and nature in general.

So that it is particularly suitable as a subject for jewelry combining both esoteric symbols and natural stones.

We present you the manufacture of an esoteric pendant made of solid silver and gemstones according to the indications of a customer who has created her own jewelry design via our dedicated service.

It is a pendant 50 mm in diameter with two heptagrams, one is inscribed in the other and 8 stones set around the periphery and the center of the pendant.

The central moonstone of the pendant is bigger than the others.

esoteric pendant in silver and stones

October 24, 2018 — Hugo Maherault

Making of an Egyptian pendant ankh cross

Egypt is home to the remains of one of the oldest civilizations on the planet.

She left us the pyramids, the hieroglyphs as well as a multitude of jewels and artifacts in gold having a religious symbolism.

Among these symbols, the Egyptian cross is certainly the best known.

It is also called Ankh or cross of life and its symbol is still used for making jewelry and pendants as evidenced by this gold Ankh pendant from our own collection.

Other Egyptian symbols have influenced the Greek and Roman civilization, including the snake.

ankh cross egyptian pendant

October 16, 2018 — Hugo Maherault

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 — Hugo Maherault

Turquoise silver cross pendant

Cross-shaped pendants are usually of conventional designs.

We will make you discover in this article, the development of a personalized silver pendant with a real turquoise stone cut specifically for the need of this jewel.

cross silver pendant with natural turquoise stone

January 01, 2018 — Hugo Maherault