Custom-made jewelry. Gold, silver, certified diamonds and gemstones. Full service experienced repair shop.
Pure and simple, jewelry is ornament. It appeals to the magpie in all of us as collectors of sparkly treasures. It symbolizes commitment, love, hope, and gratitude. On one level, jewelry lives in the world of fashion; a world of trends and outer influences. On a deeper level, jewelry lives in the world of symbolism, existing as a multifaceted messenger. It tells tales of self-expression and confidence, as well as conveying messages of commitment and celebration. The design table, where the conversation begins between jeweler and client. Stones are chosen, sketches are drawn, and models are approved.
We formulate designs in many ways. Listening to a client's stories and ideas is the most important component in beginning any project. Gems are laid out on paper and sketches drawn around to try different compositions. Detailed sketches are drafted and then carved to scale model in wax. The wax ring is embedded in plaster within a steel flask. The flask is set in a small burnout kiln to remove the wax, which leaves a hollow ring mold. When the metal has become fluid, the pin is released the force of the spinning machine shoots the metal out the end of the crucible and into the hollow mold within the flask. The hot flask is plunged into a bucket of water, where the plaster dissolves to reveal a ring of solid metal, ready for clean up and stone setting.
Hours of Operation:
Flexible hours. Please call ahead for hours of operation or to schedule an appointment.