INSIDE OUR JEWELRY SHOP

DOWNTOWN, LOS ANGELES

IT ALL STARTS WITH FAMILY

Our jewelry shop has been around for over three decades. Located in the heart of Downtown in sunny LA, some of the same artisans have been with us for over 25 years. 

JEWELRY MAKING PROCESS

FROM SKETCH TO 3D

THE DESIGN

We start by sketching each of our designs in house. During the design process, we finalize the dimensions of each piece and the size of the diamonds used. That way, we can estimate costs before we begin!

THE DRAWING

Our CAD artists take each sketch and turn them into beautiful 3D computer generated models. In house, we like to call these the “drawings”.

WAX MODEL

Once the drawing is approved, we send the model to the printer. The next day, we get a magical 3D wax model that looks like an exact copy of the jewelry piece. Yes, it’s exactly like 3D printing!

JEWELRY MAKING PROCESS

CRAFTSMANSHIP

SPRUEING THE WAX

Next, the wax model is sprued in place and covered with a plaster-like compound that hardens around the wax model. This sprued wax model is then placed in a kiln for many hours until the wax and sprue burn out, leaving a void within the plaster in the exact shape of the jewelry piece.

CASTING

Metal is then melted in preparation for casting the ring. A casting machine spins at an extreme speed to produce a pressure which forces molten metal into void of the plaster. Once filled, the plaster is cut from the rough metal casting.

SETTING

The rough metal is then finished – meaning it is cut, filed, sanded, and polished – to create a completed form of the piece. It is then ready for the delicacy – diamonds. Stones are picked in the proper sizing, set into the gold, and the gold is hammered to hold the stones in place.

FINAL TOUCHES

PRESENTATION

FINAL POLISH

Next, the wax model is sprued in place and covered with a plaster-like compound that hardens around the wax model. This sprued wax model is then placed in a kiln for many hours until the wax and sprue burn out, leaving a void within the plaster in the exact shape of the jewelry piece.

PACKAGING

Metal is then melted in preparation for casting the ring. A casting machine spins at an extreme speed to produce a pressure which forces molten metal into void of the plaster. Once filled, the plaster is cut from the rough metal casting.

SHIPPING

The rough metal is then finished – meaning it is cut, filed, sanded, and polished – to create a completed form of the piece. It is then ready for the delicacy – diamonds. Stones are picked in the proper sizing, set into the gold, and the gold is hammered to hold the stones in place.