Abalone mother-of-pearl jewelry

Mother-of-pearl is very popular in jewelry making. Mother-of-pearl shell jewelry mounted in a necklace or bracelet has been used for thousands of years by man.

Mother-of-pearl is the result of the secretion made by molluscs that covers the inner part of their shell. This secretion accumulates over time to form thick mother-of-pearl that is used in jewelry among other things.

choker necklace black pearl 18k gold earrings with pearls diy necklace with pearls

 

September 19, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Royal chain necklace

The royal chain is also called Byzantine chain or Peruvian chain.

Complex appearance, it consists of simple rings interlocking into each other giving a large volume necklace or bracelet thus formed.

The royal chain maille makes it possible to create long and voluminous necklaces in silver or gold for a relatively low weight, so it is an interesting chain option for the manufacture of a gold necklace with a limited gold weight.

royal chain necklace

September 19, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Silver upper arm bracelet

The arm bracelet is a jewel rarely used by men today.

Out, it was widely used in antiquity as a male jewel worn on the upper arm to emphasize the virility and status of the nobles.

upper arm silver bracelet

September 19, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Milanese chain bracelet in gold

This article details the manufacture of a Milanese gold chain bracelet.

Custom made to be mounted on the watch of our client (fr), we detail here the manufacture process of the Milanese chain.

This is a flexible bracelet with articulated links made in 14-karat white gold.

gold Milanese chain bracelet

September 19, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Big gourmette chain bracelet

The gourmette chain or curb chain is certainly one of the oldest types of chain.

The design is simple, links threaded then twisted, but fascinating by the interweaving they can present.

gourmette chain bracelet

September 19, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Screw bangle

The bangle that we present here is made of sterling silver.

It offers a very particular style since it consists of two parts connected to each other by two screws, also in silver. This custom made bracelet is very different from the bangles in our bracelet collection visible here (fr).

screw bangle

September 19, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Gold name bracelet

When it comes to making an original gift, on the occasion of a birth, a birthday or a particular family event such as the wedding, jewelry customization is an idea that hits all shots.

This is the case of the customization of an 18-karat gold bracelet with the first names of a couple's children, as we will see in this article.

gold name bracelet

September 19, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Silver torque bangle

The torque is a necklace of Celtic origin that was later used by the Gauls.

By extension, a torque bracelet designates a bracelet with a design identical to that of a torque necklace.

This is a large bangle made of a thick metal wire (smooth or braided) ending with balls at its ends.

Silver torque bangle

September 19, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Coffee bean chain bracelet

Coffee bean chains have been very popular lately. These chains have no special meaning and the origin of their name comes from the shape of the links which obviously reminds the shape of a coffee bean.

These chains can either be used for necklaces or bracelets depending on the case, the method of their manufacture being identical regardless of the type of jewelry.

Coffe bean chain bracelet

September 18, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Big links chain bracelet

Big silver links chain bracelets are flattering for men.

We had already had the opportunity to make one of these big bracelets for a customer.

It was a three-row gourmette bracelet with manufacture details visible here (fr).

In this case, it is again a curb chain bracelet, but the links of the bracelet are very wide since it's 18 millimeters wide.

big links chain bracelet

September 18, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Big 14-karat gold ring

Men usually wear fewer rings, but tend to choose big pure gold rings or signet rings (fr).

We present in this article the creation of a large rectangular ring topped with silver initials.

Big gold ring

September 13, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Gold necklace for men

The creation presented here is that of a rather large 18-karat gold necklace for men.

With a total length of 60 centimeters and a weight of around 40 grams, it is a masculine design made of links in the shape of hanged knots.

This original design is very different from the classic chain designs that you are used to seeing in jewelry.

Big gold necklace

September 13, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Forçat chain in 18-karat gold

Forçat chain maille weaves are a classic of jewelry, often worn by men in general, giving a masculine style to 18-karat gold necklace even when they are fine.

They are in great demand for making gold necklaces and bracelets. Although of classic design, we can easily customize them by choosing the size of the links and the length of the chain, in order to adapt them to each one.

Forcat chain 18K gold

September 13, 2019 — Hugo Maherault
Big 18-karat pure gold bracelet for men

Big 18-karat pure gold bracelet for men

Men are generally more attracted by gold signet rings (fr) than on pure gold bracelets.

However, since they wear little jewelry, when they decide for a gold bracelet, it is usually to choose a big 18-karat pure gold bracelet.

This is the case of this two-gold men's bracelet project, made of yellow gold and 18-karat white gold, which we had the opportunity to make in our jewelry workshop.

big gold bracelet for men

September 10, 2019 — Hugo Maherault
Black gold in jewelry

Black gold in jewelry

Black gold is gradually making its way into jewelry so that more and more rings and black gold jewelry are found in online shops without ever really knowing what black gold is.

Since we can read a lot of nonsense online about it, it was time to write an article and clearly explain that :

Black gold is not a material but a plating, surface coating offering interesting options that we will detail here.

signet ring wolf black gold

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
Creation of a gold religious ring for men

Creation of a gold religious ring for men

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.

Christian gold ring for men

September 10, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Repair of a gold bracelet

Jewels are manipulated every day and subjected to daily blows and rubs, they end up getting damaged with time.

This is especially true for the rings and bracelets that undergo the innumerable movements of our hands, with the solicitations that this implies.

The gold bracelets do not escape the rule and damage either at the level of the gold chain by the breakage of a link, or at the clasp that overloaded ended up breaking at the level of a weld or closing mechanism.

In this case, we will detail the repair steps of an 18-karat gold ratchet clasp for gold figaro link bracelet.

gold bracelet repair

September 10, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

How to work gold and silver

Many internet users are seeking to acquire technical knowledge of precious metals in order to embark on a more creative craft activity than fimo clay. That's why we often get questions about metal working techniques that can't be solved in a single email. Indeed, the work of these metals such as silver or gold requires knowledge and especially a lot of practice.

Books silver work

September 09, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Manufacture of a real Indonesian bola of pregnancy in silver

Hundreds of expectant mothers take advantage each year of their maternity to buy and wear a pregnancy bola. This unique piece for pregnant women has positive effects for both the baby and the mother!

The bola is a jewel usually rounded shape that tinkles gently with the movements of the woman who wears it. The sound has soothing virtues to the extent that the baby will get used to the sound melody of the bell pregnancy. It is generally said that the baby hears the ringing as early as 4/5 months of pregnancy, and then until the end of the pregnancy.

For the pregnant woman, the jewel bola is an original and trendy accessory that symbolizes motherhood, but it is also a pretty jewel that will bring a particular touch to your wardrobe ...

According to sources, the bola pendant is made in Mexico, Thailand, China ... but the real origin is Indonesia and more precisely Bali. Made by craftsmen respecting the tradition, the realization of a jumper bola pregnancy respects certain unavoidable steps.

life tree pendant flower of life pendant cross of life pendant
necklace gold emerald choker necklace necklace gold blue sapphire

September 09, 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

Greek jewelry

Greece is one of the most important civilizations in history.


His influence has significantly changed our societies in a multitude of areas. We owe him, for example, democracy, his mythology still fascinates us today, his cultural and historical heritage has crossed the borders.

It was therefore logical that the Greek artistic domain should be as well: painting, sculpture, architecture, ... and of course goldsmithing, which we still rely on today for our jewelry.

Ancient Greek arm bracelet

September 03, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Custom silver belt buckle

The belt buckle is an exclusively masculine fashion accessory.

Almost totally abandoned by women who choose discretion, men have appropriated this ornament. As often, men have little jewelry but choose high-end and custom pieces that will last in time.

In this case, we had the opportunity to create a custom belt buckle in sterling silver according to a drawing.

If the project seems simple at first glance, it is not so since it's a large piece of more than 120 grams carved in 3 dimensions making 100 millimeters wide by 75 millimeters in height.

silver belt buckle

September 02, 2019 — Hugo Maherault