THE HEART BAMBOO COLLECTION
As a Jewelry Designer, I always keep in mind Volume and Shape in order to
bring something different to my Designs.
As most Artist, It took me quite some time to find my jewelry style ! ,
While evaluating the experience of my life and my Half Asian Origin, (The Other Part being French ).
Combining one of my favorite shapes the Heart , and My Favorite Asian Symbol Bamboo, Intwining the combination, resulted in the Heart Shape Collection.
MY JEWELRY DESIGN PROCESS
My Very First Position In The Jewelry Field Was With The Renown Firm Van Cleef & Arpels. This Older Traditional Company, Trained Me ( Freshly Arrived ) In Various Areas Of The Company.
One Of My Many Responsibilities Including And Not Limited To, Lead Me To Researching And Archiving The Companies Old Jewelry Designed Creations.
As Time Passed I Had The Privilege To Work In The Antique Jewelry Field, Taking Thousands Of Pictures. The Experience Of Handling Each Item Taking The Photos Increase My Knowledge Of Old World Jewelry That Much More.
The Accumulation Of Images I Amassed In My Minds Eye, Improved My Design Skills As A Designer, Especially With Antique Style Jewelry.
Antique Style Jewelry Is Definitely A Special Art Form. In Designing, You Need To Visualize The Item, Feel The Item In Order To Foresee It's End Result.
Numerous Hours Are Attribute To Each Creation, As Each And Every Piece Is Special. The Item Is Not Completed Until I Am Totally Satisfied With The Shape, Feel And Visual Expression.
Lots Of Subtle Details Are Required And Needed, Not Always Visible To The Consumer. The Special Attention In Small Details Makes The Difference Of Uniqueness And Elegance.
I Find The Use Of The Modern Software And Highly Sophisticated 3d Machines Combined With Old World And Traditional Techniques Is The Best Approach To Creating And Realizing A Unique Special Jewelry Art Shape.
The Technology Allows Me To Show The Consumer, Via Email, A Design. Once Approved, This Methods Gives Us The Best Out Come Of The Created Object.
However, Machines Cannot Do Everything And They Certainly Are Not Capable Of Replacing The Human Touch Or Feel Of Jewelry Art Yet !.
This Is Where The Knowledge Of Old Techniques Comes Into Play. The Finishing Process Is An Art By Itself For Setting, Millegraining, Piercing, Fileegree Work, Hand Engraving, And Polishing Makes Each Item A Unique Object Into Itself.
HOW TO START THE PROCESS ?
When Designing Your Important Piece Of Art Jewelry, It Is Crucial To Keep Your Choices Limited. By Narrowing Your Options Of Likes And Dislikes Enhances The Time For Both Of Us In The Designing Process. I Am Here To Guide You To Your True Vision And Desire, For That Very Special Piece Of Jewelry. That Represent This Most Important Occasion Of Your Life.
Prior To Contacting Me, I Suggest You Have Your Ideas And Thoughts Compiled, Along With Drawings And Pictures, You Would Like To Share With Me.
My Primary Specialty Style Is In The Designing Of Bridal Antique Engagement Rings And Wedding Bands.
Perhaps You Have An Heirloom Diamond Or Gemstones From Grandma, That You Would Like To Incorporate In Your Design. In That Case I Would Need The Dimensions In Millimeters, To Make Certain The Ring Will Be Designed And Made To Fit The Correct Requirements Of The Diamond Or Gemstone, So They Will Be Safe And Secure In The Ring.
The Millimeter Measurements Are Generally Available From An Appraisal Or Certificate, Sometimes On A Sales Receipt.
The Other Piece Of Information That Is Pertinent To The Process Is Your Ring Finger Size, Along With The Metal Of Choice.
This Will Be The Starting Point Of Your Design, The Information You Provide, Will Enable Me To Give You An Accurate And Precise Cost Quote On The Design. In Addition I Will Furnish Pricing For The Manufacturing Of Your Custom Design Ring Along With The Approximate Time Frame.
Upon Mutual Written Agreement , The Creation Starts ... All In Accordance To Your Specifications Of Gemstones, Finger Size, Metal Choice And Photos Or Sketches.
Generally It Only Takes A Few Days To Provide The Digital Drawings.
Upon Your Approval Of The Design, Prior To The Making Of The Master Model All Technical Features Are Double Checked, Enabling Us To Cast Produce Your Precious Item To Perfection.
We Then Complete Your Item Using Jewelry Skills, Which Includes Stone Setting If Any, Hand Engraving, Mil Graining, Filigree, Polishing, Sand Blasting, Brush Finish, All The Techniques Required To Compete Your Custom Ring.
It Is Important For You To Know, We Do Not Set Your Center Gemstones. Once Your Receive The Ring In The Mail, You Would Take It To A Local Diamond/Gem Setter And Have Your Center Stone Set.