Bespoke Handmade Fine Jewellery
May 05, 2015
What Is Bespoke Handmade Jewellery?
Modern industry and computer technology, as with any other industry, has had an impact on today’s jewellery. A piece of jewellery can be produced from ‘woe to go’ by just doing a drawing and this piece can then be made by using CAD(Computer Aided Design) and CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing). There is nothing wrong with this but the customer needs to be discerning because it is not handmade.
In handmade jewellery each part of the item is shaped using age old techniques and tools such as pliers, files, gravers, piercing saws, hammers, doming blocks, punches and more. It is then carefully tacked together before soldering using a fine blow torch or the laser. Many of the pieces are partially polished in stages throughout the process so that at the end there are no rough, unpolished surfaces left in the hard to get places. If you turn a handmade piece over it will be as well finished underneath as on the exterior.
Bespoke handmade jewellery is about fine work. If you look closely you may see the fine striations of hand sawing and the edges should be really clean. In
general everything looks crisp and well defined as opposed to soft rounded edges. Occasionally you may see some porosity on a cast item - tiny little holes caused by minute air-bubbles. Or where one surface of metal meets another you may see small uneven lumps of solder whereas in a handmade piece the join will be clean. A cast piece can often be rough on the underside and sometimes show unpolished areas. And most importantly, it can also be reproduced multiple times.
So WHY handmade?
- Made by a Master Craftsman
- Remodel of a piece
- A treasure to enrich your life
- A special and personal gift
- Last a lifetime
- To pass on from one generation to the next
- And made in the UK
We also make limited edition jewellery that can be purchased ready to wear or can be personalised specifically for you.