In order to produce a unique piece, the very initial step is to create a design. This is the point from where the magic begins. An idea of the end product is communicated to a very talented designer who then makes a sketch of the design. This process of Blueprint Designing is carried out by proficient craftsmen using techniques & methods handed down over decades. Each piece of jewelry starts off with a concept. A concept is basically a rough design in the mind of the designer. The final design is the result of close cooperation between designer & craftsman giving the art object a real hand crafted origin. The designer’s concept & drawings are used by the model maker to create the original piece of jewelry.
For some designers, this is done with a detailed color painting, while others create a simple, basic sketch to use as a guideline. Many of today’s artisans will create a comprehensive, computer rendering through CAD jewelry design, & some simply work with a visual image in their mind. Regardless of the methods, the original design will continue to evolve throughout the entire creation process. Whether feasibility or esthetic, design alterations continue as the masterpiece evolves at the h& of the craftsman.