Throwback to this unique engagement ring / wedding band. This was one of my favourite custom design projects of 2016. The organic, sculptural design was cast in Platinum and paired with an Emerald for an unconventional bride.
Wishing all you crazy love birds a very happy Valentine's day! Jewellery is always a nice treat for your sweet, heart themed or otherwise. Featured here: lockets, a tiffany style silver bracelet and heart leaf earrings. We'll be open 10-6 on Tuesday February 14th for your last minute Valentine's Day gift needs.
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.
We've added lovely new pieces to our gold jewellery collection. Choose form elegant, modern and striking gold earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. Shop online 24/7 or drop by our store in downtown Hamilton.
This real wedding feature shows a glimpse into Jack and Martha's charming Rockton wedding. These two were such a joy to work with; So happy, full of love and bursting at the seams with positive energy. Just thinking about them as I type this puts a huge smile on my face. It started with Martha's unique engagement ring, then His and Hers wedding bands, special jewellery wedding gifts for each other and finally bridal jewellery for the bride to wear on the big day. The wedding rings were so meaningful to this couple that they included photos of them and a write-up right in their wedding program. I'm truly honoured to have been a part of their remarkable journey.
Photo credit: images 2-4 by photographer Mark Zelinski
This unique men's wedding ring was a recent custom design project for a Greek gent. Made in two tone 18K gold, it includes personalized symbols meaningful to the client and features a distressed finish. Girls usually get all the fun where engagement rings and wedding bands are concerned so it's a treat when I get to design an unusual men's wedding band. This one has a continuous design that's different from every angle. View the video below for the full 360.
Springtime is upon us and Mother's Day is just around the corner so we're featuring a few pieces of jewellery that embody the essence of spring and which would make lovely and unique gifts for mom.
First up is an 18K yellow gold necklace with a rose quartz cabochon; a pretty pastel pink which happens to be one of the Pantone colours of the year - and is actually called "rose quartz". The pendant also features a delicate gold flower detail.
What is more spring like and mom appropriate than these Mama and Baby Bird earrings? Made in sterling silver and yellow gold, these two tone earrings would be a perfect special gift for a mom that appreciates unique jewellery.
The other Pantone colour of the year is "Serenity", a lovely light blue shade exactly like the blue of these chalcedony earrings featuring a hand carved leaf design that is oh so pretty and delicate.
PRICING INFO: Rose quartz pendant is $825, 18K gold chain is $275. Chalcedony earrings are $245, Mama and Baby Bird earrings are $665. (Prices are in Canadian dollars). We offer FREE SHIPPING for these items within Canada and to the US (based on standard postal service - rush shipping upgrades available).
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!
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.
A UNIQUE, MODERN JEWELLERY COLLECTION
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.
A hand saw is used to cut each segment of the design.
Each segment is hammered into shape to achieve a beautiful contour.
Every piece is hand filed to soften the edges and ensure a perfectly smooth surface free of any hammer marks.
Segments are aligned into their intended design and soldered together. Things get pretty hot!
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.
The final step is to use a buffing wheel to achieve that perfect, mirror like shine.
The finished jewellery:
This gift guide is all about BLING! I'm showcasing some of the sparkly jewellery options in our store. Glitz and glamour accessories for easy gifting.
Prismatic Swarovski crystal bracelet in sterling silver
Stunning emerald-green Swarovski crystal earrings with hematite cluster
Modern Swarovski crystal necklace
Bold bling cocktail ring in silver with CZ
Classic, elegant chandelier crystal earrings
Silver pendant with blue and clear Cubic Zirconia
A gorgeous cascade of hematite sparkles on these elegant, long, dangle earrings
Unique, designer ring in silver with a 'starry night' scatter of gypsy set blue sapphires and diamonds
Contemporary design and colourful Swarovski crystal set: necklace and earrings
'Ice' Swarovski crystal designer earrings with CZ teardrop
Sparkly CZ tennis bracelet in sterling silver
Dramatic Swarovski crystal earrings
Unique silver ring with Cubic Zirconia