The back of the jewel

I’m working on a new line with an unusual method of fabrication, made out of  solidified lace and then, transformed into metal. The front of these pieces cannot be polished like any other typical jewel or else, I’d loose all the weaving details, so the polish consists in a meticulous brushing of the surface of the jewel. In the other hand, to make the piece smooth on the skin, I’m spending hours of polishing on the back of each piece. It reminds me of a master jeweler who once said that a piece of jewelry is judged on its worst feature. If the piece is well executed in the front, but poorly finished on its back, it will altogether be a poorly executed piece. It’s a good reminder when you spend lengthily polishing sessions at your bench.

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