Jewelry Designers: Bringing the Bling to Life
Sep02

Jewelry Designers: Bringing the Bling to Life

Article Written by : The Official Law Of Attraction Jewelry Designers; making our Jewelry Design Dreams Come True The person that is responsible for planning, blueprinting and also constructing this, “wearable art is” known as Jewelry or Jewellery, is called a jewelry designer.  Jewelry designers are often required to think and work using both sides of their brains, in that they must be very precise, analytical, skilled and creative all at the same time.  Jewelry design calls on a unique combination of all of these skills to operate in concert in order to produce, original; yet extremely high quality Jewelry.  Jewelry Designers must be able to use their unique combination of skills to bring an item from concept all the way through to creation.  In most professions, an individual would have the luxury to be only responsible for one phase of production, not all of them. Modern day jewelry designers are now also thoroughly trained with knowledge of gemology, metal-smithing and rendering.  These skills must all work together so that the Jewelry designer can successfully serve the widest range of buyers. Modern day jewelry designers typically design and create a wide variety of jewelry styles.  However, some jewelry designers choose to specialize in working only on a specific type of jewelry and specialize soley in one particular niche.  These types of Jewelry designers might only produce necklaces, or  bracelts, for example.  On the other hand, some designers choose to specifically create jewelry for select events or groups; like wedding jewelry, ethnic jewelry or say the entertainment community. Historically, designers would first begin to brainstorm and transfer their abstract ideas and concepts to paper. The concept, planning and design process used to be done via paper using a drafting pencil.   Now, however, thanks to quantum leaps in computer technology, this phase is all done via the use of computer software.           Once a jewelry designer comes up with a solid design blueprint, typically using CAD or Computer aided design, they then move forward to the protype phase of the process.   If the piece that they are working on is a custom piece being specially designed for a client they may have to take some time to truly review the design via a detailed 3d rendering that shows an almost real-life example of what the ring will look like.   Most modern CAD programs allow the jewelry designer to show the ring from every angle imaginable.  Alot of the times, the client will ask the designer to make changes and will have their own ideas they’d like the designer to implement. Once the designer finalizes the...

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Introduction to Jewelry Design
Aug06

Introduction to Jewelry Design

Article Written by : Young Fashion An Introduction to Jewelry Design and it’s Origins Jewelry design is defined as the art or profession of creating, crafting, fabricating, or rendering designs made of and with the intent in itself; to become jewelry.  Jewelry Design in it’s essence is both the science and the art of creating art that one can wear. The History of Jewelry Design The history of jewelry design stretches back deeply into human history and deeply engrained in the earliest customes of humanity.  The first signs of jewelry design were seen in ancient Africa.  The African people of that day used perforated beads made from sea snell shells.  Creatively arranged jewelry articfacts have been unearthed as far back as 75,000 years.   In Kenya, beads made from perforated ostrich egg shells have been found that are estimated to be around 40,000 years old.  Researchers have uncovered numerous ancient jewelry designs that are oustandingly elaborate and detailed.  Some Ancient African tribes even used bones as jewelry, even piercing and integrating bones into their noses and other body members.  It is most likely that these ancient tribes considered this practice merely as the decoration of the body before they ever conceived of the idea of their creations being considered “wearable art” Apparently there are many ancient early civilizations seemed to inately begin the practice of jewelry design.  Primative examples of the origin of Jewelry design can be seen by ancient tribes’ practice of burying their dead with ornate jewelry garments made up of stones and other creatively arranged basic elements. Moreover, historians tell us that the practice of adorning the most wealthy and most important tribal members with the most ornate Jewelry designs dates back to 50 bc.  Jewelry even in ancient times were a sign of social status, tribal or ethnic affiliation and even religious significance. The first evidence of what become our modern day style jewelry design originated in ancient egypt between 1000 – 5000 BC.  Ancient Egyptian Jewelry desingers introduce working with precious metals like Gold for it’s luster, radiance, rarity, workability and Status. The ancient egyptians even then adorned themselves with the most ornate Jewelry designs to represent status, rank, authority and religious standing.   Not only were these ornate Gold Jewelry designs worn by wealthy Ancient Egyptians during their lives, but it was also, worn by them in death.  Some of the most valuable treasure finds to date consisted of the ornate jewelry often buried in ancient egyptian tombs among the rest of their valuables.  In addition, to gold, Egyptians worked with glass, along with a host of other precious gems.  Ancient Egyptians believed that...

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