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
Jewels in the world: the cultural aspect
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? We at Burato Gioielli want to tell you about it!
Made in ItalyAll production, from designing to final processing, is carried out in Italy,respecting the surrounding environment and following the ethical principles that constitute Burato Gioielli.
High jewellery production: inspiration comes firstTo tell the journey of a jewel 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 jewel, together with the deep attention for the trends of the moment that has always distinguished Burato Gioielli. 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.
The Ladies of the Rings: the importance of the female footprintCreating 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 jewellerySo, 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:
● Setting of diamonds
● Final cleaning
The modeling of the ringDuring 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.
The merging processIn a second step we proceed with the lost wax micro-fusion, a technique of creating jewellery that involves the use of wax models. These "spindles" (the name derives from their branched shape) made of wax are fixed inside a metal cylinder, usually made of steel, inside which liquid chalk is poured. After placing the cylinder to heat in an oven, the wax begins to melt leaving cavities in the plaster, which has previously solidified (from this step the whole process takes the name of "lost wax", as the latter is replaced by the chalk).
Once this process is completed, the molten gold is poured into the model. When everything has cooled down, the golden tree is removed from its container to finally dismantle it into individual pieces, on which the craftsman can continue the processing.