Antwerp Diamond Brokers
There is nothing quite like owning (or giving) a beautiful, quality diamond–a one-of-a-kind masterpiece of nature, perfected by the skilled hands of the expert diamond cutters in the world’s diamond center–which was hand selected for you by your personal diamond broker in Antwerp, Belgium. A gift that will last a lifetime–or twenty lifetimes.
Designed specially for the discriminating eye, our fine jewellery pieces are immaculately crafted. Bridal jewellery, wedding bands and diamond rings set in gold or platinum are all specimens of fine jewellery that are designed with immense articulation and an eye for detail. Fine jewellery is an heirloom, a work of timeless ethereal perfection, which stays in bloom for all times to come.
Free Gift Packaging
Presentation to us is as important as the content, we offer free gift packaging.
Each purchase is covered by our insurance binder until the moment it arrives in your hands. We will also work with you to ensure your item is properly insured while it is in your possession. We would be happy to explore the need for additional insurance regarding theft, loss or damage with Jewelers Mutual.
Please feel free to stop by our store if you would like to have your diamond rings checked. We also offer complimentary ultrasonic or steam ring cleaning
Custom Design Jewellery
The foundations of our business have always been a close relationship with fine craftsmanship and a strong emphasis on the quality of our finished product. Our design studio is equipped with the most modern and innovative tools and equipment available to the jewellery industry. Our craftsmen are trained to utilise many different methods in the jewellery creation process.
3 Step Ring Design Process
- The first step is deciding on a price range. This narrows down the criteria in selecting a diamond, which in most cases determines approximately 90% of the cost of the ring.
- Second is finding a loose diamond from among the many Artistry In Gold offers. Buy what you can afford, you can always upgrade later.
- Thirdly, is selecting a ring setting, this may at first seem at first to be the most intimidating, but it is actually quite a simple process. There are several options available from our extensive selection of pre-made unset or semi-set ring settings, from our unique selection of our original designs, or you may communicate your ideas to us and with your assistance, we will design your “treasure for tomorrow”.
Remember after the wedding, the celebration with family and friends, the honeymoon etc., the ring is one of the few everyday reminders of your commitment to each other.
Diamond Trade In
Our tremendous relationship with our diamond suppliers in Antwerp, Belgium, ensures The Fine Diamond People at Artistry In Gold will provide quality diamonds to you at prices that CANNOT be beat. If at any time you would like to upgrade and trade in your diamond purchased from us, we will gladly apply the purchase price of your diamond toward a larger diamond.
One of the greatest assets and credit to our success at Artistry in Gold is our ability to create a piece of fine jewellery completely by hand. This is the area in which our reputation for fine craftsmanship was built, and where we truly shine. Before the advent of computer aided design, modern casting and mass duplication technology, jewellery was created by highly skilled craftsmen utilising ancient techniques. Workers in the jewellery trade were separated by their level of skill and training. Artistry In Gold brings you three generations of commitment to fine craftsmanship.
Our clients often approach us with little more than a concept for a piece. Our designers at Artistry in Gold can take those conceptual ideas, whether from a sketch or just a verbal description, and turn them into working images through Computer Aided Design. You will then be able to see a visual prototype of a piece and work with us to adjust the design to your specifications. Once you’re satisfied with the design, our designers at Artistry in Gold will use Computer Aided Manufacturing to create a physical model, ready for molding or casting.
We are flexible in our approach to the jewellery CAD/CAM process. You can provide us with your ideas and we will refine and create a model. There are many options available at Artistry in Gold when it comes to your fine jewellery. We’re here to help you at any point in the process, from design to production.
At Artistry in Gold, the ancient practice of lost wax casting is used to create a variety of pieces, from simple to extraordinarily complex designs. We feel it’s of paramount importance to match the piece to the most effective method of casting. We employ three different methods of casting.
- Gold and silver are cast at relatively low temperatures (1,500° to 2,100°F). A gypsum-bonded investment is used to cast. The melted metals are gravity-poured with a vacuum assist and pressure over pour.
- Platinum and palladium are cast at higher temperatures (2,200° to 3,800°F). A phosphate-bonded investment is used to cast. The melted metals are centrifugally poured under a vacuum.
- At Artistry in Gold, we also employ a proprietary cuttlebone shell and sand casting method. This unique technique can be used with every type of metal.
Repairs are undertaken by skilled craftsmen on the premises. Charges begin at $35 plus GST that should cover the cost of a simple re-sizing of a gem-set gold ring.
Artistry in Gold, Design Studio uses a sophisticated jewellery laser welding process for both assembling and repairing pieces. Offering far more precision than other techniques, our Laser system allows us to weld spots with diameters as small as .2 millimeters. Heat-sensitive metals present no difficulties and our laser welding enables us to work with materials that traditionally cannot be soldered.
In addition, we are able to weld different metals together and create a purer metallurgical bond without compromising the temper of the metal. Laser welding creates stronger joints with no discoloration, no added materials, and no filler. Our equipment is state-of-the-art, greatly enhancing our ability to provide you with the best work the industry can offer.
Hand & Machine Engraving
True hand engraving, once a cornerstone of fine jewellery ornamentation, is all but a lost art today. Skilled artisans-tutored in classic old-world apprenticeship programs labour over each and every ring in effect creating one-of-a-kind masterpieces
Artistry In Gold have a selection of the finest gold and stone-set signet rings and offer a comprehensive engraving service, from helping to trace a family crest through to commissioning an original Coat of Arms. Signet rings are available in 10K, 14Kand 18K gold at competitive prices in a choice of styles chosen to accommodate almost every shape and size of crest.