TECHNIQUES OF JEWELRY
Enamel highlights many of Sophie d'Agon's creations. Black, white or ultramarine blue, enamel gives our jewelry that vintage touch we love so much! This technique creates a perfectly smooth, highly resistant surface that adds just the right touch of brilliance to our jewelry. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the making of our enamel jewelry.
After the jewelry's gold frame has been manufactured comes the enameling process. The first crucial step is cleaning: each piece is immersed in an ultrasonic bath to remove all impurities. Next, water is sprayed under high pressure to remove any residual liquid.
The perfectly dry jewel is stabilized with tweezers. The liquid enamel is gently mixed with a few drops of catalyst, in quantities calculated to the nearest gram. This step allows the liquid enamel to become solid after a few minutes of mixing. The material is then applied to the jewelry in small dabs, using a special instrument in the form of a very fine needle.
Next comes the firing stage. The pieces are placed in the oven for a few hours to set the enamel. This allows the enamel to spread into every nook and cranny of the gold frame. This stage allows the enamel to become one with the gold.
Once these steps have been completed, the workshop moves on to the setting and polishing processes.