Monday, June 30, 2014

The Touch Of Love: One-n-Only Fingerprint Rings

1st Picture: Metal Clay CaptureTechnique

2nd Picture: Hand Engraved Technique

3rd Picture: Digital Machine Engrave Technique

"Why would you ever put a fingerprint on your wedding rings?!" my cousin brother asked with doubtful eyes twinkling..... How should I make him understand about this very important issue - a unique wood grain resemble human texture means? (especially to fellow ladies?) 

In terms of sentimental value - a unique and meaningful piece of jewellery is always a huge preference. A genetic generated barcode from our loves one that is possible own by ME exclusively....  unexplainable sensuality feel... not to mention the beauty of each unique fingerprint pattern and the touch of  texture on your wedding ring.

We have been researching this particular technique for months. The crucial part is to capture each individual fingerprint as natural as possible. Meaning the actual dimension and the actual texture must is our 1 st consideration. Then the second important point is the ring quality in term of finishing (i.e. fingerprint texture will be enhance more by mirror finishing - and to get a mirror effect the metal itself has to be strong enough) and the ring surface structure must be smooth  after the fingerprint engraving. (we do not want dented surface that produce from metal clay technique)

There are a few ways to produce it e.g. place your fingerprint mark by physically stamp on a metal clay, hand engrave or machine digital engrave. Below are comparison based on the outcome of fingerprint capture and the metal finishing quality.

1st Picture: 
Metal Clay Technique is quite simple to produce which capture exact fingerprint. Due to the limitation of material hardness, this technique can't produce good mirror finishing. I will say not even moderate quality polish/mirror finishing. This is why you will never have the "expensive" jewellery look but a street jewellery effect.

2nd Picture: 
Hand Engraved Technique create the fingerprint texture on ring by using specific craving tools.  This is a time consuming and highly skill needed job but the outcome is quite organic that does show only 50 to 70% similarity of the actual fingerprint. Due to the carving is done by bare hand which the crafter must good eyesight and stable hand skill. The skills to control the craving depth of each tiny lines of fingerprint is so details that years of experience is necessary to created something near perfect.

3rd Picture:
So we settle down with this perfect technique - Digital Machining Technique. The different size of bandwidth custom made ring is handmade that produce a solid base for fine fingerprint engraving. (if produce by casting there will be porosity issue) Harder metal meaning better mirror polishing. Better finishing meaning sharp contrast between detailed fingerprint texture with the metal surface. That will make the ring looks elegant and dramatic. And results of computerized craving, you will get exact your fingerprints that seems gently touching on your rings - how unique is that!

Fingerprint or thumbprint jewellery design is quite common in the US and European markets. And their price is relatively high after material cost deduction.  The minimum price starts from RM 1690/pair (USD 520) onwards just for a sterling silver or 925 silver ring. 

As from us, we want to offer more and better to our customer. With the price of RM 1200/pair comes with anti-tarnishing material i.e. Palladium Silver. (Learn more about this metal here) You will also have the choice of different color materials like 18K Rose, Yellow and White Gold.

Owned this One-and-Only Fingerprint HERE

Some other design of fingerprint rings from our Facebook Page: Custom Made Jewellery

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Welcome to Jewelries Land - Project of Mr & Mrs Smiths

Can't stop relating to this movie :D
Proposal Ring: hand saw petal patterns to maximize the blink of rock

Solid Bowl Cuff-links: Mrs Smith secret gift -  during "Guo Tai Lai" (过大礼 -  Presenting of betrothal gifts)

For the whole 3 months, these cutie couple came to visit in different timing. After Mr Smith accomplish his successful top secret proposal mission.
There came Mrs Smith like an secret agent with her sketch and brain with full ideas of jewelries projects for her wedding day - earrings, necklace, cuff links, bangle (for HIM) and bracelets (for HER). The most important thing is not to let Mr Smith know. Her secret mission was nearly expose - right, thanks to GPS! Anyway she manage to convince Mr Smith with all sorts of excuses. Got these thought - wont be surprise if SHE change her job to become a secret agent. This is not about talent anymore, but the firing PASSION to complete this task :)
This is something I like about her character - instead of just keep taking, she wants to return something unique to her future husband. The designs concept that branch from HIS proposal ring that matched their wedding theme - Solid Rice Bowl -  a life long commitment that based on God's love.
HER Necklace design branch from HIS Soild Bowl Proposal Ring Design - So memorable one! 
Solid Bowl Earrings Design
Material: Sterling Silver With White Gold Plating
Stone:  3 - 4 mm White Cubic Zirconia
We were quite unsure of the necklace if the stones will stay balance until the final piece is worn by HER during the BIG day... the rocks ROCK!
Solid Bowl Earrings & Necklace Design
Material: Sterling Silver With White Gold Plating
Stone:  3 - 4 mm White Cubic Zirconia
Both Solid Bowl Design Concept:
Hammered Texture Bangle for HIS & Three Chain Bracelet for HER
Perfect Matching Bangle and Bracelet
Their combined project - Wedding Bands
Love Is Always Positive - says the designer cum bride
Material: 18K White Gold
Inlay: Black Enamel and Black Diamond

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