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As I haven’t had no one to spend Christmas with at home,  I stayed in the workshop on Christmas night and started to work on some special rings for New Year.  There were 2 rings .

It was very difficult, primarily due to lack of material, as usual …

Then, as I imagined something very difficult , a baroque style ring with Japanese accents  – the cherry blossom – which contain metaphysical elements like love and purity in a single object.  A white translucent and transparent purple mauve  enamel will do the rest . White , Gold and Purple . That’s the most spiritual colours in metaphysic .

A very intricate item, made as the old time jewelers did …this was the first ring .

So , I didn’t stop here ,  and further complicated the project, adding pieces of white gold, diamond and enamel .And the icing on the cake to be , I had to use the hollow technique for some parts of the object, so I used tubes  instead of solid wires .

That was due to the low budget the customer demands , so I made the ring using tubes instead of masive , to save a little gold of the final weight .

That’s my life : why to be simple when it can be very complicate ?

Now , let me explain to you what’s all about: if you work yellow gold with white gold pieces, you have a big problem finishing and polishing .

During work, under fire, the two metals – even if 18 k – behave totally different, yellow gold being easy pickled while white gold becomes almost black, with an oxide crust that is difficult to remove , the usual.

But , as I am not an usual goldsmith , I already have the solutions for solving these tasks …

What was my REAL task , was to make a strategy of how I will manage the making of processing the ring . I mean , I have to polish the ring first , then enameling and then setting the stones ? What will be with the oxidized white gold ? How I will polish it to be perfect white and shiny ?

Or I have to polish it , set the diamonds and then , several firings in the kiln for the enamels to be perfect ? But what if the diamonds will not resist under the several hundreds of Celsius degress , after several firings ? Even they are brilliants , not common diamonds ?

THAT was my REAL PROBLEM  and I finally made ​​a decision, the first time doing such an object …

What I did ? You’ll see next days ….Photos , tomorrow , as usual …

There will be – as usual , for any item I’ve had made – a full HD video of making of . Who wants to have it , just ask , using my e-mail adress .

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Second ring , also made using tubes ( french : charnière )  :

Peridot , green transparent enamel and diamonds . I called it “The Big Green ” .

The customer had a big grin of delight when he saw it .

Watch in full HD :

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  1. excellent creation
    love the details

  2. Once again…..a master of the craft. My only hope is that you are able to charge enough $$ for your creations!!

  3. This is perfection: design, architecture, the colors harmony, the volumes, symmetry and gold finishes, a real artwork. Thank you for sharing!

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