The making of... a flower ring

Hello everyone! We are hard at work getting all the spring collection orders ready for our stockists and I thought I'd give you a little 'behind the scenes' look at what we're doing.

Here are some of the steps involved in making a ring from the new Promenade collection.

First all the brass elements are pickled to prepare them. Then the brass rose and each of the claw settings must be individually soldered onto the ring.

Once all the elements are soldered together, the ring must be pickled again to clean up the parts that were blackened by the flame.

And here's a few of them together, ready to be sent out to our platers in Paris to be prettied up!

The platers add an extra layer of brass to even them out and they are then antiqued and varnished for protection and to prevent tarnishing. And a couple of weeks later.... tah dah! The finished ring, to which we've added the Swarovski crystal cabochons.

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