You wear jewellery to all places formal and fun. You wear it to your work, mart, doctor’s and where not. If not all of it, your everyday studs have now become a part of your life. Have you ever wondered how much effort it takes to make your studs? Or your ring?
No doubt the art of jewellery making has evolved a great deal since the beginning, but it did begin thousands of years ago. Helen is said to have worn it. So did Nefertiti, and so did many of those Greek and Roman warriors we meet only in books. Accounts of brooches as a part of Greek clothing are common.
Initially, jewellery was made using essential tools like hammers. The most ancient jewellery included pebbles and stones. Gradually, as more tools were introduced to morph intricate jewellery structures, the art developed into what it is today.
Some jewellery is still is made to represent traditional customs. The Claddagh rings, for example, are a good representation of Irish culture. The ring is a go-to traditional Irish wedding ring. It has two hands holding a heart. A crown rests on top of the heart. The symbolism stands for two people working together to nurture a love that always wins at the end of the day.
To buy a Claddagh ring for your special occasion, get in touch with quality jewellers. Irish and Celtic jewellery comes in a wide variety for both men and women.
Handmade Vs. Traditional Jewellery
In jewellery making today, there are popular styles
- Handmade jewellery: Most artwork is done by an expert. Basic moulding tools may be used.
- Machine-made jewellery: Most processes like casting are done by machine.
When you look at a gold ring, do you wonder how did the craftsmen go about giving a piece of metal a perfectly symmetrical shape? The lost-wax method is an age-old method of casting metals like gold. It’s called the lost-wax method because the wax jewellery mould is lost during heating to reveal a plaster encasement. Molten gold is then passed through the encasement to shape the jewellery.
Some modern methods of jewellery making include:
- Software for Designing: CAD software help design 3D models of jewellery pieces
- Jeweller torches: Jeweller torches are used to morph metal and glass.
- Laser sintering: laser technology is rapidly changing the process of jewellery making
To experience the appeal of handmade jewellery, buy from seasoned jewellers. A jewellery item doesn’t have to be just a piece of stone. It can represent different cultures.
The art of jewellery making has come a long way. Handmade jewellery is still preferred over machine-made jewellery since handmade jewellery has more artistry. Irish Jewel, a store by Irish jewellers in Dublin, deals in handmade traditional Irish jewellery. Their Ogham jewellery and Irish rings are pretty popular in Ireland. To have the best collection of handmade jewellery, shop with them today.