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Friday, 11 November 2016

Is it worth the extra cost to have a piece handcrafted?

The difference between manufactured and handcrafted may seem obvious to most but I challenge you to look again.  What my father, Paul, loved about his craft is that he could create one of a kind pieces that had meaning and importance to those for whom it was made. 

See how each piece the goldsmith holds is soldered with a natural gas torch, one at a time?  Paul’s Jewelers still uses the oldest jewelry making techniques that honor the tradition.  Starting with a sketch, if fabricated, we hand cut the precious metal, heat it, shape it, solder, pickle it then clean, polish and set the gems. If cast, we carve a wax for you to see, try on and, if need be, adjust. The wax is cast, finished, polished and also set with gems.  Each of these steps takes time and attention to detail. That’s what makes a piece of jewelry an heirloom quality piece to treasure and pass down from your generation to the next.  Is it worth the extra cost to have a piece of jewelry hand made from scratch?  You decide! 

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Handcrafted wedding crowns

Take a brief look at how and why Wedding Crowns are used in the Greek Orthodox Ceremonies of today, the purpose for Baptism and the Orthodox Crosses that are worn. Watch how we handcraft these jewels and gems into one of a kind earthly treasures and pieces that last a lifetime.