Craft jewelry production: How do you create a jewel?
Who among us does not know the story of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone or the story of Frodo the hobbit and his journey through Middle-earth in the Lord of the Rings, raise your hand. Precious stones and jewels have always been part of the common imagination, with stories that see them as priceless and sometimes even unreachable protagonists, others in which they represent the symbol of romantic love, and others in which they are the fruit of immense luck.
A single aspect unites them in each of these narratives:
they always appear shining and perfect.
But what is behind such beauty? Burato wants to tell you about it!
To tell the journey of a jewels from a pure idea up to the final product, what you will find in person or in the online store, we decided to start from the true principle at the base of all our creations.
Fantasy, passion and love for beautiful things act as a muses for the creation of the jewels, together with the deep attention for the trends of the moment that has always distinguished Burato.
When we manage to put our deepest desires into the designs, it is only then that the production phase begins, through a series of production processes ideal for guaranteeing certified jewellery.
Creating a jewel is far from a simple job: the precision that requires every single gesture and the attention in dealing with very small products, makes the female hand the ideal tool to carry out many production processes with high reliability.
A unique touch that is reflected in every aspect of the jewel, a product designed and made by women for women.
In the midst of production: The stages of making gold jewellery
So, how do you make a gold ring with diamonds, just like the one you've always dreamed of having as an engagement ring?
After rendering the ring we are designing, we move on to the following fundamental phases:
modeling, merging, finishings, setting of diamonds, final cleaning.
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During the modeling phase a wax model is created. At this moment attention is paid to the weight of the object, so that it is not uncomfortable once worn, and to the thicknesses and spaces necessary to set the diamonds, respecting what the desired final result will be.
At the second step of the design process, we proceed with a wax microfusion - a very antique and traditional method of creating jewellery with the use of wax models.
These wax ‘trees’ (the name derives from the branch-like elements resembling a tree) are then fixed onto a metal cylinder (usually iron) in which liquid plaster is poured and then the cylinder is placed in an oven.
Once the plaster has been solidified, the wax begins to melt due to the heat, and escapes from the special holes in the cylinder. The cavity left from the wax is then filled with liquid gold - this whole process is called “lost wax” casting method, as the wax in the plaster is substituted with gold.
Finally, the cylinders are extracted from the oven, cooled down and then the plaster is removed in order to extract the individual fused metal pieces, with which the artisan will then continue the production process through the use of their skilled hands.
The setting processes of Valenza's jewels represent one of the highest peaks of Made in Italy: the reliability and dexterity of the master goldsmiths is superfine and guarantees an exceptional result, also thanks to the use of professional microscopes that allow extreme precision in the casing.
Using the pavè technique, or "on the floor", the diamonds are set in the chosen surface, very close to each other. In this way the light reflecting on the diamonds is amplified, as is the final shine.
The final cleaning
The last phase is fundamental to understand how to clean a jewel, while further quality checks are carried out.
Once a first cleaning is completed, the washing is carried out, first using ultrasounds and then vaporisation, and with the galvanic treatment, a special treatment necessary if diamonds and precious stones are used.
Finally, the meticulous hand polishing and a final quality control are the final touches of our master craftsmen.
The ring of your dreams is finally ready to be put on your finger!
Burato jewellery are fully produced handmade in Italy (Traceability & Fashion Made in Italy Certification).
One of the first jewelry brands to reach 100% of responsible gold purchasing for production
(CoC gold Certification).
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