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 — Hugo Maherault

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 — Hugo Maherault

Custom gold pendant creation

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 — Hugo Maherault

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 — Hugo Maherault

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.

coat of arms signet ring

October 17, 2018 — Hugo Maherault

Manufacture of custom 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 — Hugo Maherault

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 — Hugo Maherault

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 — Hugo Maherault
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

18k gold guitar pendant making, step by step

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 — Hugo Maherault

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 — Hugo Maherault

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 — Hugo Maherault

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

Pink gold used in Jewelry

The pink gold that is used for the manufacture of jewelry (and watches) is an alloy of fine gold (so yellow) with copper.

It is the copper that gives it its characteristic color.

One can also find silver in the alloys of rose gold, it is the proportion of gold, copper and silver which gives it its title and its shade of pink color

pink gold composition, fine gold and copper

January 04, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant
Tags: Gold Jewelry

How to check gold purity ?

Although gold is widely used for jewelry making, it is used in many forms (colors and purity).

Your jewels can be only plated with gold (with a layer of 3 microns, see explanations here), or made of solid gold whose title can vary from 9/10k to 22k.

In France, gold is legally used for jewelery with a titration ranging from 9 carats to 22 karats.

 

January 03, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant
Tags: Gold Jewelry

The different colors of gold used in jewelry

If you are looking for a gold jewel and are looking to find out more about this precious metal, you may feel a bit lost in any of the colors that gold jewelry can take.

Indeed, depending on the composition of the alloy, the gold can be white, pink, green or even black if we consider the modern surface treatments.

These are in all 9 different shades given to gold according to its composition or the surface treatment received.

different colors of gold in jewelry

January 03, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant
Tags: Gold Jewelry

What is white gold made of ?

White gold is currently the most popular of all gold alloys, especially for engagement rings and wedding rings.

Fashion question certainly.

However, few people really know what white gold is made of.

bague en or blanc

January 02, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant
Tags: Gold Jewelry

What is rhodium plated sterling silver ?

It is common to see rhodium silver jewelry for sale in online jewelers.

Unfortunately, internet users often do not know what rhodium money is.

So here is a definition and an explanation of what rhodium is and why we use it in jewelery.

January 02, 2018 — Hugo Maherault

Mexican turquoise jewelry

The Indians of pre-Columbian America are known for their religious artifacts, sculptures and turquoise jewelry.

It is believed that it was the Toltecs who developed and controlled the turquoise stone trade in the area that was later to become Mexico.

All Amerindian civilizations have either rubbed shoulders with each other, or succeeded one another, so that there have been enormous influences from one to the other of these civilizations.

Which, throughout Mesoamerica, lead to the manufacture of jewelery, works of art. craftsmanship using turquoise, a stone considered precious by the Aztecs, Mayans and Toltecs, who valued it more than gold.

Read this interesting article on cultural exchanges between Amerindian civilizations.

January 01, 2018 — Hugo Maherault

Men silver turquoise bracelet

Turquoise stone is one of the most popular natural stones for making jewelry.

That's why we often have the opportunity to use this stone. Starting from a real turquoise turquoise, we stoned to give it the precise shape required for our jewel.

Silver bracelet with turquoise stone for men

January 01, 2018 — nicolas tranchant

Turquoise stone

Of all the fine gemstones, turquoise is certainly the most famous and fashionable stone currently because of its particular color ranging from azure to deep green.

The turquoise stone is symbolic for humanity, since for 6000 years it has been exploited by man, it has fascinated all civilizations that have had the opportunity to extract it from the ground.

It has been found for thousands of years, used by Chinese dynasties, Persians, Egyptian pharaohs as well as by the Aztecs.

All these civilizations gave it magical powers and a mystical meaning, so that turquoise stone was used almost everywhere as a ceremonial ornament, amulet, healing stone or as offerings to sovereigns.

January 01, 2018 — nicolas tranchant