From the Jeweler's Bench

The official blog of Alix & Company

KAREN BUILDS A RING December 01 2015

In our last blog we demonstrated the steps we take to achieve a custom design using our client's stones.  In this post we show what happens once we have decided on a drawing.  Using double sided tape we stick the gemstones to the drawing and begin to reproduce the drawing in precious metal, in this case platinum and eighteen karat gold.  The final photograph shows the finished emerald and diamond ring.


WORK IN PROGRESS: SUMMER SUNRISE NECKLACE March 05 2015

 

 


MARQUISE DIAMOND RING February 22 2015

Today we finished and delivered a beautiful custom design.  The center stone is a marquise diamond.  As diamonds go a marquise is a delicate shape - the two points are vulnerable to getting knocked and chipped.  For this ring we wrapped the client's diamond in platinum and made a strikingly simple band of  brushed twenty-two karat gold to support it.  Perfect!