Custom Engagement Ring - Unique & Modern

This unique engagement ring was completed just in time for a Christmas proposal. The contemporary two tone gold design is set with a Canadian diamond. Follow the link for more photos and to see the process behind this custom made stunner.

Unique, custom made engagement ring

Unique, custom made engagement ring

Thank you from Zoran Designs Jewellery

As the year draws to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for making 2015 another fantastic year for Zoran Designs Jewellery. I had the pleasure to meet and get to know some truly wonderful people over the course of the year. Whether it was while working on custom jewellery design projects, during engagement ring or bridal jewellery consultations or simply while serving you in the store and helping you find the perfect gift for the occasion, it's the stories and connections (both in person and online) that make the moments meaningful and memorable. Jewellery marks special occasions and life's milestones (both big and small) and though it is a given for big purchases like engagement rings and wedding bands, smaller items can take on special meaning and sentimental value over the course of years as they become associated with a special person or special moments and ingrained in our memories.  When you commission me to design a ring or when you purchase that pair of earrings as a graduation or birthday gift, I feel I am made a part of those special moments in your lives and it is a lovely feeling. So thank you for your new and continued business, for your referrals and of course thank you for letting Zoran Designs play a role in those special moments. 

I hope 2015 was a happy and prosperous year for you all and may 2016 be even more so!

Sincerely,
Maja Prvanovic-Kogut - Owner / Jewellery Designer @ Zoran Designs

PS. We know how much you love jewellery photos so here are some that were featured on our Instagram account over the past couple of months.

Modern Jewelry: gold pendant with blue sapphire, tanzanite, and amethyst gemstones

Modern Jewelry: gold pendant with blue sapphire, tanzanite, and amethyst gemstones

Artisan Jewellery:  unique silver ring and earrings

Artisan Jewellery:  unique silver ring and earrings

Fine Custom Jewellery: Australian Opal Pendant

Fine Custom Jewellery: Australian Opal Pendant

Serbian Jewelry - Srpski Nakit

Serbian Jewelry - Srpski Nakit

Swarovski Crystal Jewellery: statement bracelet

Swarovski Crystal Jewellery: statement bracelet

Unique Gold Jewellery: organic rings

Unique Gold Jewellery: organic rings

Michael MIchaud Jewelry: nature inspired earrings, necklaces and bracelets

Michael MIchaud Jewelry: nature inspired earrings, necklaces and bracelets

Fine Jewellery: two tone gold necklace

Fine Jewellery: two tone gold necklace

Modern Jewellery Design: ring with blue sapphire and diamonds

Modern Jewellery Design: ring with blue sapphire and diamonds

Pearls: pearl jewellery

Pearls: pearl jewellery

Silver Seasons Jewelry: bird earrings

Silver Seasons Jewelry: bird earrings

Modern Designer Jewelry: sculptural gold pendant and earrings

Modern Designer Jewelry: sculptural gold pendant and earrings

 

 

The making of LUCID

A UNIQUE, MODERN JEWELLERY COLLECTION

Unique, modern jewelry

The Lucid jewellery collection embodies elegance, style and sophistication. Expertly designed and crafted entirely by hand, these incredible pieces are simultaneously clean and ornate, contemporary and timeless. Fluid shapes and feminine curves make each piece striking yet soft. 

Dreamy designs with a bright clarity that awakens the senses. This is LUCID.

HOW IT'S MADE - THE PROCESS OF HANDMADE JEWELLERY

It all starts with hand drawn sketches. 

Jewelry design - sketches

Jewelry design - sketches

A hand saw is used to cut each segment of the design.

Jewelry making: hand cutting

Jewelry making: hand cutting

Each segment is hammered into shape to achieve a beautiful contour. 

Jewelry making: hammering into shape

Jewelry making: hammering into shape

Every piece is hand filed to soften the edges and ensure a perfectly smooth surface free of any hammer marks.

Jewelry making: filing

Jewelry making: filing

Segments are aligned into their intended design and soldered together. Things get pretty hot!

Jewelry making: soldering

Jewelry making: soldering

When making jewellery that is to have a shiny finish, polishing involves several steps. Starting with rough grit then working your way to super fine until the piece is perfectly finished and free from all scratches and imperfections. Rubber bits are sometimes used in areas where the buffing wheel may not be able to reach well. 

Making jewelry: polishing

Making jewelry: polishing

The final step is to use a buffing wheel to achieve that perfect, mirror like shine. 

Jewelry making: buffing

Jewelry making: buffing

The finished jewellery:

Beautiful silver statement necklace. Unique, modern design from the LUCID jewelry collection.

Beautiful silver statement necklace. Unique, modern design from the LUCID jewelry collection.

Elegant earrings with a clean, contemporary design. From the LUCID jewelry collection

Elegant earrings with a clean, contemporary design. From the LUCID jewelry collection

Beautiful earrings from the LUCID jewelry collection.

Beautiful earrings from the LUCID jewelry collection.