Coming Attractions – Week 3 • Handcrafting

raw silver and gemstones

RAW SILVER BLOCKS Will be melted down and used in the casting of pendants and earrings for the gemstones in this picture!

This last week of my India trip finds me in a whirlwind of activities, so there is not much time to write. There are many exciting things to look forward to that I will write about next week.

One amazing find that I can’t resist mentioning is a newly discovered mine from high in the Himalayan Mountains. It contains rock that is a mix of bright blue and green Kyanite with some shiny silvery speckles of feldspar.

I already purchased all that was available in the rough and as soon as they are cut into cabachons and polished, I will take pictures for you to see next week.

Here are some pictures of what has been keeping me busy. Stay tuned for more exciting news. Love you all!

Raw Silver

Checking the 92.5 Quality in the Raw Sterling Silver

Raw Silver Here I’m looking over the sterling silver blocks that will be used in the casting of the new collection for the fall and winter season.
Polishing Vats

Silver Polishing Vats

Each piece from Esprit Creations goes through this state-of- the-art extra high tarnish-resistant polishing process, so that when it comes to you it stays extra shiny for a very long time.
Each of our pieces is dipped in each of these vats and rinsed at the end!

Espert Stone Setters

My stone setters are expert at getting those stones to stay in place.

Setting gemstones in prong settings or bezel settings is quite a process. Our experts work carefully to get it just right. A master setter must secure the gemstone in the least invasive way.
When done properly, the setting is not the center of attention. The goal is to focus on the gemstone in a way that most flatters it, without drawing attention to the prongs or bezel.
Elaine Sheth
I enjoy every step of my work with the expert and gentle artisans and I can hardly wait to show you the completed line of my latest designs!So give me your feedback….thanks