custom made jewelry
Vivalatina is a jewelry workshop to create from an idea or a sketch, a finished jewel in precious metals and gemstones.
Although sometimes jewelers are particularly confined to metalworking (silver, gold and platinum) while other jewelers are involved in the development of fine and precious stones, the two professions are closely complementary.
As shown in this example below, this pendant shows an interweaving of hand carving work, digital modeling and cast and size of gemstones.
Blue topaz stone is the best known of the many variants of topaz.
This stone can indeed take colors ranging from orange to pink through purple; as explained in this complete article on topaz stone (fr).
Topaz is particularly popular in making engagement rings. To break with the classic and expensive diamond so difficult to choose, the topaz stone can offer a very reasonable price for a large stone color pleasing to the eye, original which is as good with the yellow gold as white gold.
We will detail the manufacture of different designs of gold rings with blue topaz crafted in our own jewelry workshop.
The silver brooches were a very fashionable jewel at the beginning and half of the 20th century.
The fibula, his ancestor, was used in antiquity.
Although we have known the pinnacle of the pin in the 90s, the pins are not too fashionable nowadays, while great jewelers express their talent and know-how by creating exceptional brooches like those of Chaumet.
The brooch presented here is a custom creation of a solid silver kangaroo brooch with a 2 mm peridot stone to represent the eye.
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.
Discover here some of our achievements of lapis lazuli jewelry, made in our workshop, custom orders highlighting the lapis lazuli rock.
This type of lapis lazuli stone jewelry is available for sale through our tailor-made creation service.
Lapis lazuli stone has been sought after to adorn princely rings and jewelry for thousands of years.
Its natural deep blue color has seduced men and women over the ages.
Used for over 7000 years by man, it is not surprising that it is still used to adorn jewelry.
The lapis lazuli stone is characterized by the sometimes presence of splinters of yellow pyrite which gives the impression of a milky way of gold flakes of the most beautiful effect.
Here are some lapis lazuli ring projects we made in our jewelry workshop.
The eagle is a mythological animal, used since the time of the Egyptians to symbolize the power of the gods or mysticism.
Chosen by the Romans, the Byzantines, Napoleon, the Russians empire or even the Nazis as an emblem to symbolize the power of their empire, the eagle, like the lion, is used in heraldry for family seals.
Even today, the eagle is used by the USA, Poland, and Mexico as an emblem of their nation.
Here you will find a detailed explanation of the symbolism of the heraldic eagle.
The men signet rings presented here are custom made in gold or silver for our clients following their requirement. Their creation is being described hereafter.
You can discover more about our custom made ring service here.
If there is an institution that uses badges, it is the Army.
The next project is the reproduction of a badge of the 8 ° BPC (Colonial Parachute Battalion) on a ring-type ring.
It takes the insignia of this unit mounted on an oval plate 21 by 18 millimeters, which is large enough to fully represent all the details of this military parachutist insignia.
This is a large signet ring, not by the ring size here of 63, but by the size of the tray much larger than usual.
The making of a ring with a coin is a piece of classic jewelry.
Whatever the time or the country, there are relics or ancient gold or silver coin mounted on rings.
These coins can be mounted or crimped or be bent in order to partially compose the ring body.
Still today in France, many people custom made rings with gold coins called Louis d'or, or Napoléon coins that have historical value as well as pecuniary. While in the US, people are looking for eagle or Mexican gold coin to be mounted on a ring.
For men with big hands and therefore a large finger size, it is often difficult to find online or in jewelry stands, rings or signet rings adapted to their measurement.
We generally speak about large size finger or plus size ring for size US 12 or bigger, which correspond to a European size of EEC 68.
It is, therefore, necessary for some customers to use our service to get a custom made ring that fits their finger size.
If you are unsure about your own finger size, this article will show you how to measure your ring size.
If you're not sure which finger will wear your ring, this article will help you find our the best finger that suits you to wear your signet ring.
Over time, we had the opportunity to make several personalized signet rings for sizes of EEC 70, 72, 74 and 82 which range from US 13 to US 16.
The engraving of his initials is a common and practical operation to personalize his signet ring.
These are the men who by far prefer the initial signs engraved with two or three letters on the board. This engraving can be done hollow or embossed on silver or gold.
When to make a gift, you are looking for a custom signet design different from the models of signet ring for men that we propose in our collection, the making of an engraved signet ring personalizes the jewel by making it unique.
Associated with the choice of the design of the signet ring and the decoration of the amounts of the ring, anyone can design his own signet ring of a unique style, as you can see through our articles presented at the end of this article.
The style and type of engraving is what makes one's signet ring's soul.
Most often, signet rings are made of a classic shaped ring (round, square, oval...) with a flat engraved top.
But it is possible to be much more creative if you aim for a custom signet ring design.
Here, we will make you discover the different types of engraving that can be done in our workshop on a signet ring, both on the central plateau and on the sides of the ring, in silver or 18k gold.
Yellow gold is the most desired of the precious metal in jewelry, because of the heat of its glare, it has no equal.
Most family rings or signet rings are in 18-karat gold, but it is normal for exceptional jewels or signet rings that will remain for generations in the family to want a gold of the highest purity, of 24 karats.
Precision, 24-karat gold is necessarily yellow since it is not mixed with any other metal likely to change its color.
So there is no chance to find 24 karats white gold, pink or black gold. The only way to change 24k gold color if plating it with white or black rhodium.
Biker clubs always have their emblem, worn as well on their leather jacket, tattooed on the body or worn proudly on a jewel.
In this case, this is a silver biker ring that receives the logo of the club, the sponsor belonging to a motorcycle club.
Their emblem depicts a custom pirate style skull with crossbones and a pirate headband on one of the skull's orbits.
Celtic rings have Celtic symbols, whether triskele or Celtic knots as found in the stone of many monuments scattered in Europe.
The ring we present here is a silver men's signet ring with a solid yellow gold triskele on the tray and gold lily flowers on the upright.
Onyx stone is a fine stone that is neither rare nor precious, yet onyx is the most popular stone for making men's signet rings.
Much more than the signet rings with amethyst stone or turquoise.
As you certainly know, signet rings are the type of men's favorite ring. From a massive historical heritage, they give volume allowing all forms of customization possible.
We present here various achievements of men's signet rings adorned with a natural onyx stone.
The signet ring is a jewel of ancient origin, historically used by both women and men.
This is one of the few jewels that had a practical utility function, as it served as proof of identification, like today's digital signatures, in order to seal the letters with a wax seal. and legal acts (marriage, inheritance ...).
Follow the creation of a men's ring representing the third holy place of Islam.
For those who are interested in Islam or the history of the three major monotheistic religions, you have certainly heard of the mosque Dome of the rock built in Jerusalem.
The big signet ring that we present here is a faithful reproduction in solid silver and 18k gold of this Muslim religious building.
The ring body and the building are reproduced in solid silver while the dome, covered with fine gold leaf on the real building is here represented in 18-karat solid gold.
Episcopal rings are part of the ecclesiastical attributes of the bishops who carry off the ring, an episcopal pendant.
These religious attributes visible and authorized by the Catholic Church have evolved over time.
Although the ecclesiastical rings have been discreet since the Second Vatican Council, they were traditionally adorned with a gemstone, the most common being amethyst stone.
We present here the creation of a large bishop's silver ring with a faceted amethyst stone.
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.
Championship rings are characterized by a very bulky design, most of the time presenting a large central stone in the upper part of the plateau.
These rings are also entirely filled with relief engravings, around the drawing or the central stone and on the two uprights of the ring of the signet ring.
They are often produced in series for a promotion party, to celebrate a championship or sporting event.
They require a lot of work for manufacturing, as we will see in this article.
“I love jewelry because, no matter how much weight I gain or lose, it always fits”- Ellen Pleesant Isn’t this true?
A classic piece of jewelry drives every woman around the world head over heals. Since the beginning of its journey, jewelry has been inseparable from the women who adorn it.
India, a country rich in its culture and heritage, witnesses a wide array of jewelry arts, ranging from Kundan, Meenakari, Thewa, Gems to intricate Gold and Silver work.
Every single jewelry art form has a story behind it. For today, let’s just pick one of the age old arts of a jewelry style, Meenakari.
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.
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.
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.