Obviously everything begins with an idea for a jewellery piece: therefore you have to start with the design. After designing and drawing we always, and here I can only speak for ourselves,
produce a prototype in our house – mostly in sterling silver to get a concrete and three-dimensional impression about the final jewel in advance. Upon finishing we decide if the design is
appealing or not and let the project rest for a certain period – similar as with the already mentioned potatoes .
Thus you have the opportunity to make modifications and adjustments.
A jewel should not only inspire on the first sight, it should be as well timeless, well-balanced and please again and again. As we all know, first impressions could turn out finally deceptive.
If the proportions are perfect, the next step follows, and this stage is highly important for the appearance of a diamond jewelery piece –the so called « disposition ». This kind of
arrangement is fundamental for the laterly set diamonds. Here not only the expert, but also the aesthete is required.
We follow always the shape of the piece and try to highlight and underline it even more.
Accordingly you have to work with various diamond sizes, and if you compare by yourself different diamond jewellery pieces of similar designs (for example pavèrings), you will realize, that
in many cases the used brilliants do have all the same diameter. The reason for this is quickly explained.
On the one hand the producers of such jewels prefer to use diamondsizes which are available for the lowest market price, on the other hand they save the disposition process. Another reason is,
that the diamond-setter has a much easier work – he only has to set monotonously one and the same diamondsize. However this saving of time and labour definitely affects the final product
Just to visualize what I mean, please take a look at the attached images.
Monotonous lines, which seem sterile versus a lovingly arranged Pavè, which follows and respects the shape of the piece or rather underlines it, and exposes the brilliance of the diamonds in a
I think, if one may choose, the decision is quite easy, but as said, one must first of all have the choice.
If a piece of jeweller is appropriately and professional conceptualized and prepared, as mentioned so far, the most important steps have been made. According to the disposition, the diamond
setter drills the required holes for the later setting process.