How the jewellery is made

The jewellery is made by casting sterling silver using the ‘lost wax’ process. This technique was originally developed in the Bronze Age and, through the centuries, saw a notable blossoming particularly in Greek and Roman art and in monumental sculpture.  The method itself is suggested by its name. It involves the creation of a wax model which is used to make a mould out of plaster or clay. With two holes in the mould, one at the top and one at the bottom, the wax can pour out of the mould when heated and the melted silver can be injected into its place.  The initial resin model and the subsequent copy in wax is taken to the foundry for the casting. This is followed by a process of refinement which involves buffing the jewellery and removing imperfections and small defects which may have resulted from the casting process. At this point, the artisan takes over with his mastery and experience and, one piece at a time, perfects the shape and gives life to the details which makes each jewel a unique piece. The last step is a drop of coloured varnish which perfectly completes their work. The final trip to the kiln solidifies the colour and protects the jewellery.