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

Gold masonic ring

Freemasonry has existed for centuries and uses symbols from its origins in the art of building.

This is how one finds almost systematically on the Masonic creations the compass and the square, the basic tools of the builders of the ancient time.

It should be noted that these symbols are also shared with the companions of duty.

It is therefore normal to see on most masonic rings these symbols reproduced in the form of engravings or moldings.

In the case of the project presented here, it is an 18 karat white-gold Freemason ring surmounted by a natural onyx stone receiving in its center the square and the 18-carat yellow gold compass.

gold mazonic ring

May 01, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant
DIY beaded bracelet

DIY beaded bracelet

DIY bracelets are a quick and easy way to make your own jewelry.

As you surely have seen you already, you can find tons of good ideas online about beaded DIY bracelets.

Here we present you a new design for a DIY bracelet, a pink diamond beaded bracelet tutorial.

30 minutes will be required to complete this project.

diy diamond beaded bracelet

April 23, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant
Tags: Bracelet
Lizard ring

Lizard ring

The salamander is a mythological animal, known in antiquity to live in the midst of flames.

This is certainly the case of our engraved ring of a salamander that took shape in a molten silver bath at more than 900 ° C.

This solid silver ring, represents a lizard on the top of the ring, engraved crossing through the ring.

This is a men's ring 10 mm wide and weighting 8 grams.

salamander ring silver

April 05, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant
Tags: Ring

Gold opal ring

Opals are delicate gemstones.

By their mode of formation, they are highly hydrated and are sensitive to changes in temperature and humidity. So you have to take care of it. This must be taken into account when choosing an opal for your jewel project.

There are different kinds of opals, noble opals and Mexican fire opals are the best known.

In this case, it is the manufacture of a yellow gold ring with a Mexican fire opal accompanied by a small brilliant diamond.
18k gold opal ring
March 12, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant

How to choose an engagement ring (11 helpful tips)

Even if the engagement might be an important stage of life, it can be a real puzzle for the man concerning the choice of the right engagement ring he wants to offer his future wife. 

Buying an original ring, with a diamond while respecting the fixed budget can be a real challenge, especially when we are not accustomed to jewelers.

Will you choose the right ring style?

Will the ring suit her hand perfectly?

What kind of diamond to choose for the engagement ring?

You do not need to worry anymore.

To put in simply, we have created this little infographic that summarizes in 11 steps and visually how to make the choice of the engagement ring a happy time.

If you have any questions or if you find this infographic useful, feel free to share your feedback and comments to help those who will get engaged soon.

how to choose the right engagement ring that suit her hand

 

February 16, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant

Custom signet ring

Finding the right signet ring design can be overwhelming if you are not satisfied with the mass-produced signet rings available online.

Choosing a bespoke signet ring is usually the solution, as you can choose absolutely all the parameters of your signet ring design.

If you are new in jewelry design, here are all the parameters you can choose from for such a project:

  • geometry and size of the plateau
  • the drawing engraved on the ring
  • design engraved or molded in 3D
  • engraving (or no) on the arms of the ring
  • polished or brushed
  • oxidized for silver (or not)
custom made silver signet ring with 3 colored stones custom made 18k gold signet ring with monogam and engraved cusom mode silver signet ring with lion

 

January 11, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant

Gold child pendant

When you want to celebrate the family ties or the birth of newborns, the design of a pendant in the shape of one or more children is a classic.

In this case, it is a pendant representing two children in 18 karat gold.

The pendant is personalized by two gold letters with a specific font of the choice of the sponsor.

The latter is 25 millimeters from the height of the feet to the heads of children for a weight of 12 grams.

18k gold children pendant

January 09, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant

Children pendant

Children pendants are the perfect gift when a new baby is on its way in the family,

This jewel in solid silver and zircon stones is our last achievement.

It is a personalized pendant for a customer wanting a pendant with silouhettes of children on the occasion of the arrival of twins in the family.

So we made this unique pendant, created according to his instructions without having to the designer ourselves.

It represents two children holding hands, the whole of its surface is set with 1mm zicons.

silver children pendant

January 09, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant

Gold guitar pendant

For guitar lovers, a guitar-shaped pendant can be a great gift idea.

Although there are various sites offering guitar pendants whose reproduction is more or less faithful as here at Amazon, music lovers will love a faithful reproduction of a wooden guitar dry.

It is precisely this type of classical guitar that we had the opportunity to create in 18K yellow gold.

This is a tailor-made creation of gold guitar made according to the instructions of our client (see our custom creation service).

gold guitar pendant, 18k yellow gold

January 09, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant

Silver tree of life pendant

This tree of life pendant was created on the occasion of a wedding.

The wedding is the highlight event par excellence to offer an original and personalized jewel.

This is the case of this pendant created on this occasion taking the design of a tree of life inscribed in the Chinese symbol of Yin and Yang.

The front has embossed first names surrounding a natural 1.39 carat emerald stone.

The back of the pendant: the tree of life that you see below.

sterling silver tree of life pendant

January 09, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant

Silver bird pendant

The realization of this necklace consists of a personalized pendant engraved in hollow with two silhouettes of birds, as well as an engraving on the back.

A heart-shaped garnet stone is set between the two birds, hanging from a branch held by the two birds in their beaks.

A personalized engraving and also made on the back of the pendant.

two sterling silver bird pendants

January 08, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant

Gold bird pendant

Like other animals, birds are a classic subject for the creation of personalized jewelry.

We already had the opportunity to make a silver bird pendant there is little pendant that you can discover via this report.

The project involves the creation of two 18-carat gold pendants in the shape of a bird, the two birds being different from each other.

Each of them has a yellow gold body, a white gold wing and a pink gold wing.

Finally, a 1.5 mm HSI diamond is crimped in the eyes.

pendentifs oiseaux en or 18k

January 08, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant

Mens gold bracelet watch creation

Gold watches are, for men, the ultimate luxury jewel.

Elegant and easy to wear, the watches are discreet while being an object of admiration because of their mechanical complexity and the aura of the brands that design and manufacture them.

In this case, we were able to craft a 14K white gold bracelet for our client who wanted it for his Patek Phillip 5054 18K gold luxury watch.

montre en or blanc 18 carats recevant notre bracelet en or

January 08, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant

Chakana: Inca cross pendant (22k gold)

 Anyone traveling to Peru, especially to visit the Inca remains, will find the pattern of Chakana ("tawa chakana" in Quechua) during his journey.


This square cross is a symbol of Inca culture that can be found both on ancient textiles, painted on ceramics and carved on secular walls.

Symbolizing the Southern Cross, it has a cosmological and religious meaning, it says a lot about the conception of the Inca world.

January 08, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant

How to clean gold jewelry (25 easy tips)

Gold is an unalterable precious metal, sought after for its unparalleled brilliance and durability, yet you may have noticed that your gold jewels tarnished over time.

How is it possible ?

The sweat of our body, the dust, the friction affect the brilliance of the gold by dirtying it or damaging its polishing.

Your lifestyle therefore affects the brilliance of your gold jewelry.

 

January 08, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant
Tags: Gold Jewelry

Meaning of 24 karat gold purity

Gold is the most valued precious metal in jewelery, much more than platinum.

French demand for solid gold jewelry is 6 times larger than for platinum jewelery.

Given the respective prices of these precious metals, the purity index in gold - or platinum - alloys used in the manufacture of jewelry has a significant impact on the price of these.

Their purity is expressed in carats (historical measure) or in thousandths (official measure for France).

January 04, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant
Tags: Gold Jewelry