Lapis lazuli pendant in gold

Lapis lazuli stone has been used for thousands of years to make jewelry.

And our jewelry workshop is no exception to the rule, since we commonly use this natural stone for making jewelry with lapis lazuli.

The deep blue color of lapis lazuli goes very well with gold. It is only to see the Egyptian gold jewelry adorned with lapis lazuli stones exhibited in museums.

For this project, it is the creation of an 18-karat gold pendant representing the figure 50 inlaid with natural lapis lazuli stone.

Lapis lazuli pendant in gold

October 11, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Creation of a gold heart pendant

Although the heart-shaped pendant is a classic jewelery gift for women, there are endless ways to personalize such a jewel.

Indeed, if you want to get away from the classic 18-karat gold heart pendant personalized by the engraving of a simple name, you can totally embark on the creation of an original heart design that will please your spouse.

This is the case of this project that we could make in our jewelry workshop.

Gold heart pendant

October 11, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Creation of child pendants

When one wishes to celebrate the family ties (birthday, baptism or wedding) or the birth of newborns, the design of a pendant in the shape of one or more children is a classic.

Because of the multitude of designs of children's pendants available on the market, it is quite normal to want to customize its pendant design.

That is why we are going to present you various projects of child pendants realized in our workshop of jewels, projects which can give you ideas for the creation of your own project of children pendant.

Gold child pendant Child pendant Butterfly pendant

 

October 11, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Crimping in jewelry

Historically, precious stones are set on jewelry by crimping.

This technique revolutionized the goldsmithery previously limited to the work of precious metals to create jewelry : the art of highlighting the jewels on precious metal frames in gold or silver.

Crimping the ring Crimping the ring
October 11, 2019 — Hugo Maherault
Tags: Workshop

American university ring in gold

Americans have the custom of celebrating their university degree by offering a gold signet ring with the symbols and emblem of their school.

This tradition is not widespread in France, the rings of this design corresponding more to a need for personalized ring according to the tastes of the recipient.

Creating such a signet ring meets some basic rules that can be followed if you wish to create your own signet ring.

American university gold ring

This university signet ring represents the coat of arms of the school (source)

October 09, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Gold and silver signet rings

Whether you are a man or a woman with a personalized signet ring project, it will be useful to discover original models that can inspire you and move your project forward.

If you know your finger size and know which finger to wear your signet ring, all you have to do is choose your design and the signet ring you like the most.

Choosing your signet ring design is sometimes the most difficult step.

Silver signet ring initials signet ring Lion signet ring

Examples of custom made signet rings

October 09, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Big sized signet rings 74, 72 and 70

For men with large hands and therefore a large finger size, it is often difficult to find in the trade rings or signet rings adapted to their measurement.

It's generally referred to large size ring from a size EEC 68 which corresponds to a size US12 1/4.

It's therefore necessary for some customers to use our services to tailor a ring to their finger size.

Triboulet for rings measurement

October 09, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Pyramid ring for men

Egypt has had a millennia-old culture prior to European civilizations and has been a great source of inspiration in terms of myths and symbols.

Like many Egyptian symbols used for jewelry making, I think of the cross of life in particular, the Egyptian pyramid serves as inspiration for this project of men's ring.

The massive ring body is 925 silver while the pyramid is 18-karat yellow gold.

Pyramid ring

October 09, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Signet rings for men

The signet ring is the perfect gift for a man.

Apart from the bracelet, the signet ring is indeed the only jewel that can be worn elegantly without being too visible either, especially in a strict working environment.

Yellow gold signet ring

Catholic gold signet ring 

Yellow gold signet ring

Portugal gold signet ring 

October 07, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Silver cross signet ring

The cross is a symbol both religious and secular.

Symbol for the Catholic Church, it's also used by the Knights Templar, Maltese, Celts and regions such as Occitania or Lorraine with the cross Occitan and the Cross of Lorraine.

In the case of this project, it's a signet ring for men (fr) of the American type with an Occitan cross at the top and side decorations inlaid with the initials of the recipient.

Silver cross signet ring for men

October 07, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Signet rings with onyx stones

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

Much more than signet rings with amethyst stone or turquoise.

As you certainly know, signet rings are the type of men's favorite ring.

gold signet ring with onyx

October 06, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Sigillary ring : armorial signet ring for seals

By definition, a sigillary ring is a ring with a large tray (also called kitten) on which is engraved a pattern, usually a coat of arms, which can be used as a seal to seal documents with wax.

Gold templar ring Templar seal wax
October 04, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Price of a custom signet ring

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.

Gold signet ring with black diamond

 

October 03, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

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
Tags: Gemstones

Semi-precious stones in jewelry

It is very common to use gemstones on silver jewelry to create beautiful pieces of jewelry with originality because of the patterns and color of the stone. Few stones are alike, and so these jewels with natural stones are almost unique. We invite you to discover the immensity of the variety of fine stones, and much more.

Gemstones

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

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

Creation of wolf head rings

The wolf, like other animals in jewels, is a recurring theme in jewelry.

Being an animal that has more or less always rubbed the man, before being domesticated in the form of the dog, it is normal to find his effigy in the form of tattoos, sculptures or jewelry.

The theme of wolf ring for man having been treated many times, we approach it here in the form of an original design of our collection of signet rings (fr) or rings made-to-measure for a customer.

Wolf head ring silver wolf head ring
October 02, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Skull gold ring for women

Who would have said that women loved jewels representing skulls ?

Contrary to popular belief, we made this wedding ring in 18-karat pink gold for a woman on the occasion of her marriage.

Repeating the design of the silver skull ring which is detailed in this article (fr), this ring is thinner and in 18-karat pink gold.

Skull pink gold ring for women

October 02, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Creation of a 3 diamonds ring

Engagement is a landmark event that brings many couples to make their first diamond ring purchase for the occasion.

While it's always difficult to choose an engagement ring design, diamond trilogy rings are a classic jewelry item, more affordable at equal diamond weights than custom-made engagement rings (fr).

Trilogy diamonds ring

September 30, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Custom name ring

At the birth of a child or for the birthday of his wife, the ring name is a very good choice of gift.

This kind of customizable ring is engraved with the names of the children of the family, arranged around the ring and framed by two fine rings for a good reading.

In this case, the name ring in question includes the three first names of a sibling, each name being separated by a small heart with a diamond set closed in the center.

Gold name ring

September 30, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

What are fossils and how do they form ?

Over the past few years, there's been a renewed interest in fossils. In fact, this interest has convalesced into exciting new trends in fashion and home decor : curating fossils for jewelry and art.

If you've been thinking about having custom jewelry made using amber, ammonites, or fossilized teeth, it helps to know how they were formed.

Here's everything you need to know about fossils.

Fossil

September 30, 2019 — Hugo Maherault
Tags: Fossils

Modern gold ring

Modern style rings feature simple designs with clean lines, which are timeless.

In this case, we'll present the same style of modern ring available in two versions, the first with two blue sapphires and the second with a single ruby.

We'll present you step by step, the creation of this design made in our jewelry workshop.

Modern gold ring

September 30, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Scorpion gold ring

Scorpion is a symbolic animal, having its own constellation and its place in Greek mythology.

Symbol of desire and passion, it is an excellent subject for the making of zodiac-inspired jewels.

Scorpio signet ring

September 29, 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