Jewellery model-making artisan

Upon approaching Laura's workbench in our High Jewellery workshops, one would think one was discovering a veritable treasure trove of sparkling and colourful objects. But make no mistake, the abundance of fine jewellery masterpieces to be found there are in fact no more valuable than imitations made for opera costume jewellery! A luxury jewellery model-making Artisan exercising her talents in our workshops since 2018, Laura shapes these models using pewter and crystals. They will guide the work of the other Artisans in crafting the actual model from gemstones and precious metals .
"As a child, I loved nothing more than drawing and playing with the tools in my grandfather’s workshop. This learning process is extremely valuable to me today in sculpting my pewter models."

Laura, Jewellery Model-Making Artisan

Laura, jewellery model-making artisan

"My mission is to recognise beauty, a skill which enables me to reveal the magic that lies within is all, and that we too often forget."

Laura, jewellery model-making artisan

Trained in drawing from a very young age, our luxury jewellery model-making Artisan is an interpreter of beauty. Her mission is to give shape to the jewels sketched by the designers in order to create their first three-dimensional representation. There are no gold and diamonds for Laura, as she works with pewter, an extremely malleable metal that she can fashion more swiftly according to her ideas and her interpretation of the model. Unlike the fine jewellery-sculpting Artisan who uses wax, she has the option of enhancing her model with white or coloured crystals, which simulate precious stones and give a rough idea of the brilliance and colours that the real jewel will have. This is extremely useful for

those who will have to select the stones used according to their size and colour for the original model.

This model will be used by the workshop manager, lapidaries, jewellers and gemsetters to understand the shapes and specific characteristics of the piece of luxury jewellery to come during its production. Such important preparatory work saves a lot of time for the entire workshop and makes the project much easier to visualise, since they will follow the three-dimensional ‘template’ that Laura's expertise has enabled her to prepare with the utmost precision.

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