Creation of a gold claddagh ring

Although the claddagh ring is of Irish origin, it is known throughout the world.

It is offered either to make engagement requests or to be worn as a wedding ring.

This symbol of love or friendship has surpassed the Irish community alone because of the symbolism it represents.

gold claddagh ring

September 23, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Gold ring of Portugal

For lovers of Portugal or descendants of Portuguese migrants, wearing a jewel stamped with the image of the country of origin of their family represents a strong emotional symbol.

It is possible to wear the image of Portugal as a pendant, the map of Portugal is well suited, or in the form of a ring engraved with the symbol of this country, as we will see here.

Portugal gold ring

September 23, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Skull jewelry

Skull jewelry is on the rise.

This morbid symbol is slowly passed in the nineteenth century taboo in fashion clothing, being tattooed on the skin and is now declined in all forms jewelry.

Skull ring

September 20, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

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

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

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

Rice grain chain bracelet

The bracelet, a timeless jewel worn by men and women for millennia, remains timeless.

Whether metal, synthetic or organic material, there are for all styles.

Discover here the steps of making a custom rice grain chain bracelet in sterling silver.

Rice grain bracelet

September 17, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Lapis lazuli bracelet for men

The lapis lazuli stone is relatively little used today in jewelry, while this stone was used extensively in antiquity for more than 7000 years, both as an ornamental stone and jewelry making.
In antiquity, lapis lazuli stone was ground to make pigments for murals and was even consumed for its supposed properties of aphrodisiacs.

lapis lazuli bracelet for men

September 17, 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

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

Tanzanite : the origin of its price

Tanzanite stone is not a precious stone, within the meaning of French law, which only considers diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds as such.

However, the price of Tanzanite stone makes it a gemstone in its own right :

  • it is rare in geological sense (1000 times rarer than diamond)
  • it has exceptional blue / violet colors
  • it is in great demand in jewelry
  • we are already talking about the closing date of the only production mine

To better understand the fascinating history of this stone, we invite you to dive into the origins of its discovery.

Tanzanite ring

September 12, 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
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
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

Origin of the pearls of our jewels

The value of pearls does not depend exclusively on their qualities, their shapes or their colors, but on the combination of these 3 main criteria.

The pearl is harmoniously highlighted by jewelry designers, like Gautrey Paris (fr), who know how to take advantage of these three characteristics.

Natural pearls are so rare to find in nature that most pearls sold today are grown.

Pearls

September 09, 2019 — Hugo Maherault
Tags: Various

DIY jewelry : a silver pearl necklace

Here's a new DIY (Do It Yourself) jewel about making a particularly elegant and easy-to-make necklace.

If you don't have the budget for a gold necklace (fr), no worries, this tutorial will help you to make yourself a silver necklace with very elegant cultured pearl (fr).

It takes little material for this DIY and your necklace won't look like DIY at all, but a necklace coming straight out of a jeweler's shop.

Especially since the assembly principle here can be re-used to make a necklace of a completely different design, as shown by the two following examples in the photo, you are free to vary the number of pearls and their color.

Here is an overview of the DIY result of this necklace :

DIY necklace

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

Authentic Aztec patterns

This year's fashion is an opportunity to see Aztec symbols flourish on all the possible accessories that fashion can touch, and we can see Aztec motifs blooming everywhere that do not have much to do with the historical patterns.

The representation of the patterns that we see is often simplistic and stereotype Aztec culture in frescoes made of squares and triangles. As we will see, the Aztec representations were much richer than that.

We accompany you to learn more about the Aztec patterns and their meaning. The latter, after saturating the fashion print is about to disappear a time stores, perhaps allowing people to rediscover the authentic symbolic expression Aztec.

ceramic aztec patterns

September 06, 2019 — Hugo Maherault
Tags: Mexico