Steps of jewellery making

Inspiration is the starting point for everything that goes into creating jewellery. What inspires each designer or goldsmith at any given time is, of course, an individual matter. The beauty of precious metals and stones, the magnificent forms of nature, music, people, different emotions such as love, joy, sadness, gratitude...

Inspiration leads to a vision of what the jewellery could look like. The designer then puts this vision on paper or on a computer screen as a digital sketch.

Once the sketch is complete, the actual process of making the jewellery begins. First, the material is selected and the metal is alloyed to the desired concentration. If the jewellery is made from a digital sketch, 3D solid models are printed from the digital drawings and the finished blanks for the jewellery are cast. The piece is then shaped and polished to its final form before being set with diamonds or other stones.

If the jewellery is made using traditional methods, a metal blank is melted down and then shaped by rolling, sawing, filing, drilling and grinding until the desired result is achieved.

Stonemasonry is the most precise stage of jewellery making and the one that requires the most skill on the part of the goldsmith. The metal claws or metal edge of the jewellery are pressed onto the diamond or other gemstone to hold the stone in place. The stone must be straight and not wobble when the setting is done professionally. The characteristics of the stone such as cut (grinding) and hardness (durability) should also be carefully considered at the time of planting.

Once the setting is complete, the jewellery is finished by grinding and polishing with various grinding and polishing tools. Finally, the rings are engraved and the white gold jewellery is rhodium-plated to lighten the colour of the white gold.

All Festive jewellery is designed and manufactured in Finland.