Yellow Gold Jewellery Set
The designer's perspective
A unique set of personal jewellery pieces designed to create an heirloom reflecting the personality of their designer.
Kenny contacted us after a long and fruitless search for a partner to work with him on his ambitious design project for his complete set of jewellery with a Guadeloupe theme. With very specific requirements, illustrated with many detailed drawings, this was the starting point for an extraordinary collaboration.
The first challenge was to create the distinct sugar cane segment shape to produce the chain for the pendant. What really made a difference was using a clever 3D design tool program, dedicated to generating organic forms.
The Customer's perspective
Kenny recounts his experience
HOW DID YOU COME TO CHOOSE CAMELEOR FOR THIS PROJECT?
Well, I spent almost four years looking for the right partner, capable of producing my designs. I got a dozen or so quotes and you were the first supplier to address the technical challenge of really producing what I had in mind, rather than trying to steer me towards an existing production method.
For the “Sugar Cane Segment” chain, for instance, I got some very basic proposals, using tubes with eyelets. Some quotes even offered to supply a manufactured chain ……
But what I was looking for was very specific and only Nathalie, the Cameleor designer, was able to produce in the finest detail the true sugar cane form which still very different from bamboo.
And then, compared to other online jewellery suppliers who offer bespoke designs, I needed a human point of contact, to be able to meet people, to know whether their expertise was up to the challenge. And I have to say, I was really thrilled with your level of professionalism and ability to listen. I quickly felt at ease and I knew my project was in good hands.
YOU SAY THAT YOUR PROJECT REQUIRES A DIFFERENT APPROACH. COULD YOU EXPLAIN WHY?
Most of the jewellers wanted to work by the weight of the gold, so when I explained that I may want to create “hollows” in some pieces, this caused a problem. It was important that the price reflected the work carried out and not the weight of the gold. The time taken to complete the piece is the same whether the jewellery is hollow or solid.
You definitely convinced me from a design perspective. By using the 3D program and then seeing a 3D wax model impression, I could visualise the dimensions and finer design details. This is a huge bonus, as you can avoid any design flaws prior to final production.
What’s more your expertise only improved the project and the proposal reflected exactly the work required. That was enough for me to know you were the right partner. As the quote was so favourable, I was able to buy in old gold and produce the complete set in solid gold. I’m delighted!
AND COMPARED TO THE LARGE JEWELLERS WHO HAVE SPECIALIST WORKSHOPS?
I also talked to the Place Vendôme Jewellers, but I was concerned as their workshops were not on site… they had to send the work to an intermediary to carry out a feasibility study. The advantage of Cameleor is that you have the skills and design tools available to know immediately how feasible a very complex design, like mine, will be, even if it requires great technical expertise.
The fact that you’re based in Brussels isn’t really a problem, you’re only an hour away from Paris after all!
AN IDEA FOR A CREATION?
Cameleor will give life to your most extraordinary dreams!
With Cameleor you can have something truly bespoke, a piece of jewellery created just for you, a high quality exclusive jewel like no other.