The different stages of making diamond jewelry
The breathtaking beauty of a high jewelry creation hints at expert craftsmanship that brings together technical, artistic and aesthetic skills. The idea first starts to take shape with an outline made in pencil. Then, after making many sketches, the designer paints the jewelry with gouache in its actual size. A striking image of realism, which serves as an essential reference for consideration by the team. This pictorial representation will have taken 30 hours work for the Diamond Whirl necklace. Then, each diamond selected for its size, purity, and quality is placed in the gold structure - springs, chatons, stones, settings, etc. - that the jeweler makes. After mounting, the piece is assembled and meticulously welded using a blowtorch, steps that determine the final shape of the piece of jewelry. The jewelry is polished both before and after setting, until it reaches the desired mirror effect. These delicate touches reveal the brilliance of the diamonds. After dozens, even hundreds of hours, setting is when the jewelry really comes to life: the setter sculpts and polishes the material, adjusting the stones so that they lay on the skin as if they were floating.