Laura Luxury Jewelry Model-Making Artisan

Jewelry model-making artisan

Upon approaching Laura's workbench in our High Jewelry workshops, one would think one was discovering a veritable treasure trove of sparkling and colorful objects. But make no mistake, the abundance of fine jewelry masterpieces to be found there are in fact no more valuable than imitations made for opera costume jewelry! A luxury jewelry 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 .

Trained in drawing from a very young age, our luxury jewelry 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 jewelry-sculpting Artisan who uses wax, she has the option of enhancing her model with white or colored crystals, which simulate precious stones and give a rough idea of the brilliance and colors 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 color for the original model.

This model will be used by the workshop manager, lapidaries, jewelers and gemsetters to understand the shapes and specific characteristics of the piece of luxury jewelry 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 visualize, since they will follow the three-dimensional ‘template’ that Laura's expertise has enabled her to prepare with the utmost precision.

"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, Jewelry Model-Making Artisan

Laura, jewelry model-making artisan

A Chopard Artisan sketching a luxury necklace
Modeling a luxury jewelry piece
Luxury jewelry craftsmanship
The rose inspiring luxury jewelry pieces
Rose-shaped luxury jewelry
"""My mission is to recognize beauty, a skill which enables me to reveal the magic that lies within is all, and that we too often forget.""

Laura, jewelry model-making artisan
Luxury gold jewelry craftsmanship
White gold jewelry craftsmanship
Creating a luxury diamond necklace
Piece of luxury jewelry in steel
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