The basic process of creating a piece of jewelry has remained virtually unchanged since ancient times. Many believe the earliest known gold jewelry originated in what is now southern Iraq, around 3000 BC. However, recent discoveries point to the shores of the Black Sea, in what is today Bulgaria, nearly one thousand years earlier. Wherever gold jewelry first began the ancient artisans began the process much the same way as their modern day counterparts.
First they begin with an idea or Concept. Initially these ideas were limited by the manufacturing techniques available at the time. As technology improved so did the range of their designs. The same holds true today.
It all begins with a question....
How should it look? How should it feel? More importantly how does it make you feel? Each new jewelry design must answer these simple but critical questions.
From traditional to exotic, it's all up to you.
After the preliminary concept is complete, modern day jewelry designers use computers to perfect and finalize the design.
Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) uses computers to automatically control the machinery performing various manufacturing processes.
There are numerous techniques that fall under the category of CAM.
Jewelry Manufacturing has seen countless innovations over its inception thousands of years ago.
Surprisingly many of the basic techniques used today have been around since the beginning. Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machinery has launched a new era.