If you have chosen gemstone setting as a career, you’re a person who loves challenges. That’s because working with precious and fragile materials always requires intense concentration and outstanding manual dexterity. The Skyline BY KIM bracelet with brilliant-cut diamonds in a pavé setting, which is presented here and on the following pages, is an impressive example of the outstanding expertise of our team at the Wempe Atelier.
It was commissioned by a customer who wished to give it as a wedding anniversary present. He also wanted it to be made in a special size and to have a date engraved in it. This was a customized creation that required a great deal of time and special materials.
In the first step, a clasp was used to measure the circumference of the future wearer’s arm so that we could offer the customer a price for his order. Next, CAD technology was used to create a three-dimensional model on the computer. This made it possible to precisely calculate the positioning of the stones. However, no machine can replace the extremely complex and valuable manual work that goes into a hand-crafted pavé setting (“pavé” is the French term for “paving stone”). Beginning with the larger stones in the center, increasingly smaller stones radiate out toward the sides.