Affianced Jewel Design

Now you can see a few examples of how jewellery designing is carried out in our workshop, and how we present our plans to our dear customers – we also show how the final products look like in relation to the plans themselves.

Talisman Jewellery collection

Pieces of this collection were made with chiselled, magical gemstones, using white gold and three small brilliants.
The collection uses Japanese kanji as its main source of inspiration: their main idea is creating the perfect balance and ratio. The items do not symbolize the exact characters, but they do embody their characteristics and put their positive energies to good use.

Szenvedély – Pendant
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Szeretet – Pendant

ekszertervezes-enAffianced Jewel Design

Our guests can personally experience the joy of cooperation whilst designing an item. Constant interactions, consultations and if required tryouts make this process exciting.

As a first step, all the needs are measured through a simple conversation. To be more precise, I’d like to label it as collecting inspiration. Every piece of information can be important. For example, when making an item for a specific event and for a specific set of clothes, then the event itself can be a crucial inspiring element. A community occurrence or a ball have different requirements than a family get-together, or a wedding.

The décolletage, fabric, style, color of the dress, even the hairstyle, everything that changes outward appearance in the slightest can be vital. When talking about a female collection, the first item to be designed is always the necklace. We match the earrings’ style to it, but, naturally, the hair can be a determining factor, too. A decorative collier doesn’t need a larger sized earring. A showier one can match a delicate necklace perfectly. Our guests’ figure and personality is required to be known as well. For a swan-necked bride with a dress that has a deep décolletage, we encourage making a longer earring for larger, flashier necklaces as well. On a more curvaceous woman, eye-catching and curiously designed items look the best. A thinner, delicate piece of jewelry can easily accentuate a plumper figure, which is not the goal. For further details, we call on the showcase models of our earlier designs for help, or their photographs. Familiarizing with these, we can determine what sense of taste we need to be targeting with our designs. Gathering technical information happens at this time as well: sampling sizes, determining lengths and widths, etc. After this comes the second step, meaning hand-drawn sketches with the earlier composed details in mind.

ekszertervezes-2Worrying about the more detailed development is pointless yet. Even the structural solutions are just in our minds, roughly thought out. We design a maximum of 3 of the best ideas we come up with, to show our clients. This means well-detailed hand-drawn and computer designed sketches. By now, these sketches are supposed to show all the structural solutions, and where the materials are holding together precisely; after all, this will be the “map” of the designing work process.

After this comes arguably the most complicated task; putting together the designing schedule, appointing the tryouts so that everything can go smoothly until the given deadline is at hand. Evaluating the material needs and stating the price belong into this group of tasks as well. Naturally, we elaborate on this question as well during the first consultation, so that we can remain close to the imagined budget, but by our experience, the budget accepted later on is always larger. During the next consultation, we await our guests with the prepared plans, schedule and price calculation.

By this time we make experimental details and parts, also we put together a showcase of the desired materials, so that the final outlook of the item can be visualized even better. The first tryout usually takes place during this time, too, which means trying the paper cut-out of the flattened jewelry design of the item. In the case of a necklace, we point out the stronger curves of the collarbone and the neckline arcs of the shoulders on the paper mold. This will help making the structure-ready necklace’s tilts to be precise.

On the next tryout, we present the piece of jewelry in this form. By this time, the production is in that state that we are required to anchor the arcs on the item. This way, the necklace will fit perfectly on the décolletage and every arc of the neck. Meanwhile we discuss the actual questions, opinions and notices, taking note of all of those that will determine further work.

After this is done, the next step is the detailed development of the item. If a small difference occurs during the process, an additional consultation may need to be held in order to acquire perfection. The final act of the process is handing the finished item over to its rightful owner.

The done product has to fit three criteria: function, development, design. Function means how comfortable it is to wear, and how well it fits the event it was meant for. Development is a professional question. Only development of perfect quality is acceptable. Design means the creative thoughts, the proportion sense and the aesthetic. If this trinity is achieved, then we can call it a job well done.