Our Design Process
Paul does all our custom design. He works in a wide variety of styles: traditional, contemporary, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and his own individual styles. One will be just right for you. Come in or call for a free design consultation.
Most of our jewelry is cast here in our studio. We frequently use the lost wax casting process which offers you the chance to view your design in wax before it is created in metal. Tell us what you want, and we will work to make your vision a reality.
LOST WAX CASTING
In the lost wax casting process, Paul carves a model of the jewelry piece out of blue wax, in this case a ring. This photo shows the ring blank and the customer's stone around which the ring will be designed.
Once the model is carved, customers may make changes until the design looks exactly the way they want it before we cast it in the metal of their choice. The wax is substantial enough so the customer can try on rings with the stones set in place. People say, “If you like the design in the blue wax, you'll love it in gold, palladium or platinum!”
Here is the rough casting in gold, Paul will cut off the sprue (the base) and polish the piece. Once it is cleaned and polished, then Paul will set any gemstones that have been chosen for the design.
And here is the finished one-of-a-kind piece, ready to be worn and enjoyed!