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

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 18-karat gold chain necklace

The necklace presented here is made in 18-karat gold, it's made of large original links made to measure.

This is a 18-karat yellow gold necklace for men weighing just over 45 grams. Suffice to say that by its design and weight, it's very different from the gold necklaces that we offer in our collection of gold necklace (fr).

This is a long yellow gold necklace, measuring 60 centimeters long, with forty links.

Big gold necklace

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

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

Natural stones jewelry in silver

We invite you to discover the manufacture of Peruvian natural stones jewelry from the Cusco region, made of 950 silver and genuine stones.

These are particularly colorful jewels and a great diversity of designs inspired by the pre-Hispanic Inca culture.

If we are used to present you the work in our jewelry workshop usually, this time we invite you to the trip to discover the stages of manufacture of these jewels, which you can also discover on our shop here (fr).

Natural stones bracelet

September 12, 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

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

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

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

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

Measure your wrist

When buying a bracelet online, it is important for your comfort to choose the length of your bracelet; so that it is not too tight around your wrist or too loose not to wander around your forearm.

Once you know your wrist size, you just need to add an extra 1 to 3 cm (depending on your comfort) to know the ideal size of your flexible bracelet.

This method works for both women's and men's bracelets.

Measure wrist

September 06, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Create your own ring online

Jewels reflecting the personality of their creator, the creation of custom jewelry for oneself or to offer always tells a personal story.

Therefore, creating your own jewelry is the dream of many people, but that is not realized, for lack of practical knowledge of jewelry techniques.

However, the jewelry making process itself only requires ideas and paper to materialize. It remains to make his ideas to make them come to life. White gold ring with sapphires
September 06, 2019 — Hugo Maherault