So many factors go into making a successful piece that is both pleasing to wear and possible to produce. The principles of jewelry design require expertise. We use premium design software in order to computerize the concept. Sometimes, countless versions are required to obtain the perfect design. The artist initials and serial numbers are engraved in the model to ensure it’s uniqueness. It means that each model produced has its unique 3D file, its unique print, its unique mold, its unique casting process.
This is where we bring the digital model into the real world. Seeing and handling a printed prototype gives us the opportunity to see where alterations to the design might be needed. Leading edge technologies allow us to print the model in high resolution. We verify and challenge the design until we obtain the perfect version.
The molds are made by securing the 3D printed model to one side of a box frame and then pouring a thick liquid compound to fill the frame. The compound solidifies and cures around the model. Then, the model is cut free from the mold, leaving a negative image of the piece. We make vulcanized silicone molds one by one, using a hot press. This modern material is the best option for higher details resolution. The mold is made for only one single use since the artist initials and serial number are molded with the artwork. The mold will destroyed once the final cast is made and deemed perfect.
A time-honored art. Using the mold, we cast gold into the mold with outstanding details.
We remove the sprue and clean the piece. We check for impecfections and correct them. This step is very time consuming and thorough. A high polish will bring the piece to a high shine.
Each model is delivered in an ECOLSON™ branded packaging, and has a certificate of authenticity signed by Edouard Colson.
Our hallmarks are laser engraved per historical European standards to tell the model’s origin, fineness and date. Refer to our Code of Ethics for more details.