Jewelry Making Steps.

The starting point for makeing jewelry is inspiration. What inspires each designer or jeweler at any time is, of course, an individual matter. The beauty of precious metals and stones, the wonderful forms of nature, music, people, different emotional states, such as love, joy, longing, gratitude ...

Inspiration creates a vision of what jewelry can look like. This vision ends up being designed by the designer either on paper or designed on screen as a digital sketch.

When the sketch is complete, the actual manufacturing process of the jewelry begins. First, the jewelry material is selected and the metal is combined with the desired concentration. If the jewelry is made on the basis of a digital sketch, 3D wax models are printed from digital drawings and ready-made blanks are cast for the jewelry. The jewelry blank is then shaped and polished to the final shape before diamonds or other stones are implanted in it.

If, on the other hand, the jewelery is made by traditional methods, a metal blank is melted, from which the jewelery is formed by rolling, sawing, filing, drilling and grinding, only the end result being as desired.

Stone setting is the most accurate and most demanding stage of jewelery making. A diamond or other gemstone is pressed over the metal nails or metal edge of the jewelry to hold the stone in place. The stone should be straight and should not sway when setting has made professionally. Likewise, the properties of the stone such as shape (cutting) and hardness (durability) will be taking carefully into account.

When the setting is complete, the jewelry is last polished with various polishing discs. Finally, the rings are engraved and the white gold jewelry has it´s rhodium plateing to lighten the color of the white gold.

All Festive jewelery is designed and manufactured in Finland.