ME­THOD­I­CAL PROCESS

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The high jew­ellery work­shop fol­lows the sketches by the cre­ation stu­dio right down to the small­est de­tail. It is im­por­tant for the work­shop to fol­low the brief be­cause the draw­ing has been fi­nalised based on aes­thetic rea­sons and busi­ness-re­lated cal­cu­la­tions. Above, we see the var­i­ous di­a­mond-set white gold com­po­nents of the Vol Sus­pendu neck­lace set against the orig­i­nal blue­print.

TOP DRAWER

Be­sides the usual crafts­men’s ta­bles, where met­al­work, pol­ish­ing and gem-set­ting are done, we spot­ted an un­usual work­sta­tion in the work­shop. A lady sat qui­etly by the win­dow with a bunch of cot­ton threads, re­peat­ing the same mo­tion over and over again. Our guide ex­plained that she was us­ing the threads to pol­ish the tiny and ob­scure cor­ners of the cre­ations, which would have been im­pos­si­ble with reg­u­lar pol­ish­ing tools. Such is the house’s ded­i­ca­tion to achiev­ing su­perla­tive qual­ity.

STATE­MENT PIECE The com­pleted Vol Sus­pendu neck­lace is a beauty to be­hold

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