It is very important to understand the design concepts and process. The design concepts are rendered followed by detailed technical drawings generated by a jewellery designer, a professional who is trained in the architectural and functional knowledge of materials, fabrication techniques, composition, wearability and market trends.
During our first meeting, we became familiar with Agora’s style, taste and preferences, so we had the opportunity of introducing ourselves and presenting Agora’s story and values. Then, we will advise the client about their idea and how I could design and create a unique piece of jewellery.
We are preparing and presenting a few alternatives of different types of designs, and we had the opportunity to work together and developed further and interesting ideas.
Once initial ideas for the basic design concept have been discussed and the design concept is complete, the design is rendered and fabricated using the necessary materials for proper adaptation to the function of the object. For example, 24K gold was used in ancient jewellery design because it was more accessible than silver as source material.
The stones are usually the best place to begin working toward a detailed design. The type, shape, size and quality of the stone is settled by discussing basic preferences of colour, bold or delicate appearance and approximate budget. For bespoke work, it is important to work with good quality of stones.
We will discuss and agreed on all the aspects of the piece including design, stone settings and production timelines.
It is then our role to make the concept ‘work’ as a balanced and stylish piece.
The creation of your pieces in the workshop
Your jewellery will be design in our London studio and manufacture in our workshop in Colombia. We are working with a very highly experienced and qualify Filigree artisans.
Traditional hand-drawing and drafting methods are still utilised in designing jewellery. However, the design programmes are widely used. Whereas the traditionally hand-illustrated jewel is typically translated into wax or metal directly by a skilled craftsman, a CAD model is generally used as the basis for a CNC cut or 3D printed 'wax' pattern to be used in the rubber moulding or lost wax casting processes. Viewing, learning about, and selecting the materials including metals and stones.
We need to outsource and buy the stones from the supplier and send it to the artisan who will be in charge of making the right setting.
These and countless other details are all part of our determination to provide truly fine quality, bespoke-made jewellery.