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

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 — Nicolas Tranchant
Silver horse pendant handcrafted

Silver horse pendant handcrafted

The realization of this horse pendant is a custom creation for the account of a customer from a photo taken during a racehorse of a horse in full gallop.

The completion of this pendant faced several challenges:

  • the restitution of the details of the photo as well for the horse as the jockey
  • give the impression of movement of gallop visible in the photo
  • a size of 25 mm in length for the horse.
  • A complete 3D sculpture of the horse

This work was done by carving the horse and its rider in a piece of wax before casting it in silver in a suitable mold.

silver horse pendant handcrafted

October 23, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant
Tags: Pendant

Personalized gold pendant making

A gold pendant is an ideal gift.

Especially when it can be personalized according to the tastes of the person who will receive it.

There are many online shops offering pendants of classic designs customizable by engraving a name or cut a gold plate according to your drawing or design.

This is still a classic, we will introduce you to different designs of personalized gold pendants.

personnalized gold pendant

 

October 22, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant
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
Heart shaped pendant in 18k gold

Heart shaped pendant in 18k gold

The heart-shaped pendant is a classic gift to women as a sign of love.

The variety of possible designs allows customizing this kind of pendant.

Indeed, the heart can be small, large and openwork, curved, articulated with or without stones, in short, ideas abound to personalize a design of a classic pendant in a unique jewel.

In this case, it is a large heart-shaped pendant in 18K yellow gold measuring 40x40 millimeters.

But because it is openwork pierced with little hearts, thus reducing the total weight of the jewel, the price of the heart pendant is still affordable.

This one weighs only 11 grams with the bail despite the size of the jewel. It would have been twice as heavy without the small hearts pierced inside.

large 18k heart shaped pendant

October 18, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant
Tags: Pendant

Hamsa gold pendant

The hand of Fatma is a talisman with millennial origins protecting his wearer from the evil eye.

It is very common in North Africa and Middle East, not being specialist, wikipedia page will tell you better than me about this talisman that we made in 18K white gold for our client.

hamso white gold pendant customized

October 17, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant
Coat of arms signet ring

Coat of arms signet ring

The history of signet rings has always been linked to the family crest.

If it was necessary in the past to be born noble to be able to wear his family crest on the finger, this is no longer the case today.

Similarly, in terms of the manufacturing method, the techniques have evolved.

The traditional method historically for the reproduction of family crest on the signet rings is the manual engraving made on a signet ring in forged gold.

This technique is the most beautiful and meaningful, realized by a master engraver, it allows the reproduction of particularly fine and complex details on several levels of depth.

This craftsman perpetuates this technique of engraving family crest.

Obviously, the cost is up to the difficulty and this technique is usually much too expensive for a simple engraving on a silver signet ring.

We will detail here our method of making a silver signet ring engraved with a family coat of arms.

coat of arms signet ring

October 17, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant
Tags: Signet Rings

Making of custom made pendants

Whether you want to treat yourself or offer a super original gift to a friend, the creation of a pendant is an interesting option.

Only how to go about it?

Which address?

And above all, how much does it cost to make such a pendant?

exemples de pendentifs fabriqués sur mesure en or et en argent

October 16, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant

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 — Nicolas Tranchant