Jewelry Manufacturing

Recently, a customer stopped by our office to double check her finger size on a ring we had just cast for her. When she saw the raw piece, straight from casting, she freaked out. I then explained to her more about the jewelry manufacturing process from 3D CAD, to the printed wax, to casting, to the beautiful polished, finished piece. When the ring was polished and ready a few days later, she stopped by to pick it up and could not believe the difference!

This got me thinking that maybe people think jewelry comes out of casting looking all polished and ready to go. Well, this is not the case. Here is a ring we recently custom manufactured for a client of mine. He wanted a diamond halo cocktail ring with 40 round brilliant cut diamonds surrounding a 9.58ct blue zircon.  I want to walk you through the steps of the manufacturing process and show you some behind-the-scene pictures and CADs….

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    The 3D CAD is designed with all of the details in mind.  We know the shape, size and carat weight of the center stone as well as the customer’s finger size.  Here you can see the 3D CAD.
  2. The next step is to have the CAD printed into wax form. This wax is then sent to casting and a day or so later, voila, we have the raw, cast piece.  Below (left) you can see the raw, casting.
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    Left: Raw piece straight out of casting. Right: Finished custom ring.

    Once the ring has been cast, our jeweler does an initial polish so the ring can go to diamond setting. Our expert pave setter carefully handsets each pave diamond using a microscope. Once the accent diamonds are set, the center stone is set and the ring goes through a final polish and rhodium. Here you can see the final product.

  4. Our last step in the manufacturing process is to make sure the ring has gone through a thorough inspection process. We check for loose center stones, loose diamonds, we double check finger size, that the metal is stamped properly, etc.  This is a critical step, like all the previous ones, to ensure a perfect, final product.

To learn more about our custom process or our manufacturing in general, click here. It’s really incredible to see a piece of jewelry go from concept to final product and everything in between. If you need help with designing a piece of jewelry or if you have questions regarding the manufacturing process, please do not hesitate to call on us!

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Affordable Moissanite Necklaces

Recently, we have been expanding our fine jewelry to include Forever One moissanite center stones. We use Forever One from Charles & Colvard. If you’re new to learning about moissanite, please learn more on our moissanite education page. With the holiday season being right around the corner, I wanted to share some of our new moissanite necklaces, which are as stunning as they are affordable. These necklaces are timeless and would be a welcome addition to a fine jewelry collection of your loved one.

1. Forever One Moissanite Asscher Solitaire Pendant

Forever One Moissanite Asscher Solitaire PendantThis necklace is a solitaire pendant. It features one asscher cut Forever One gemstone that will weigh measure your choice of 6.5mm or 8mm. You may call to speak to a deBebians jewelry expert if you are interested in a different gem size. Asscher cut stones are square and feature step cut faceting, creating a classy and refined look.

2. Moissianite Station Necklace with 4mm Forever One

Moissianite Station Necklace with 4mm Forever OneStation necklaces are among our most popular jewelry items. Each bezel is made by hand and securely holds the round brilliant cut Forever One moissanite in place. This necklace features 7 bezel set stones. You may choose between a 16 inch and an 18 inch chain as well as the precious metal type desired.

3. Oval Forever One Moissanite East West Halo Necklace

Oval Forever One Moissanite East West Halo NecklaceIf your loved one loves the look of vintage jewelry, look no further. This necklace features an oval cut Forever One moissanite, which is surrounded by milgrain detailing and a diamond halo. The necklace can be manufactured from 14 karat white, yellow, or rose gold.


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Oval Cut Diamonds

The history of the oval cut stones dates back to the 14th century but those earliest cuts were rudimentary, made without the skills or tools afforded by today’s cutters. They did very little to enhance the brilliance of the stones. It would be several centuries before the stone cutters would possess the right tools and mathematical skills required to allow for the modern fancy cuts, such as round brilliant cut and its cousin – the oval cut.

In 1919, Marcel Tolkowsky published the first mathematical formula for the “ideal cut,” which was swiftly adopted by his father Abraham and his cousin Lazar Kaplan – two very famous Russian diamond cutters of the 20th century. Lazar Kaplan was so talented that with the single blow, he could take a “worthless” diamond and cleave the stone into smaller flawless pieces. In 1957, Mr.Kaplan successfully applied his mastery to perfecting the first Modern Oval Cut. This unique fancy cut features 58 facets, which produce nearly as much scintillation as a Modern round Brilliant Cut, but with the singular shape.

Ovals, in my opinion, provide classy alternatives to the round cut, some ovals of the same carat weight will look larger than rounds. Oval cut can visibly elongate the fingers, providing that long “piano hands “ look. Ovals can vary in shape without diminishing their value. The length to width ratio of 1.35 – 1.50 is considered the classic oval cut. But it is a personal preference really to what your eye will gravitate to, when choosing the oval diamond. Oval cut diamonds possess some degree of bow-tie, varying from near invisible to severe. This is the result of the length of the lower girdle facets being different in the middle of the diamond where they extend out to the sides, than they are in longer sections that extend out into the tips. So, the distribution of the light will never be consistent throughout the oval cut diamond, due to the difference in the facet structure. I recommend to always see the image of the oval cut diamond or see it in person, before making a decision to buy a particular oval cut diamond.

These are some of my favorite oval cut engagement ring that you can find on our website:

oval-pave-engagement-ring pave-setting-oval-diamond-halo-engagement-ring oval-baby-split-double-halo-engagement-ringPlease, give us a call if you need assistance in your search of the ring of your dreams.

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Celebrate a December Birthday with Gemstone Jewelry

The month of December is celebrated with an array of precious gemstones, such as blue zircon, turquoise, tanzanite, or blue topaz. We have a stunning array of blue topaz and tanzanite jewelry that would be welcome additions to any woman’s jewelry collection which is affordable and versatile. You may learn more about each of the following pieces by clicking on the product image or on the link below.

1. Blue Topaz Wedding Band with Diamonds

blue-topaz-wedding-band-with-diamondsDiamonds and blue topaz make a beautiful combination, which is showcased in this shared prong eternity ring. F-G color VS clarity diamonds alternate with AAA quality blue topaz. The ring has a versatile width of 2.5mm and can be worn alone or stacked next to additional rings. The diamonds and gemstones have a total carat weight of approximately 1.00 cttw.

2. Blue Topaz Gold Earrings

blue-topaz-gold-earringsBlue topaz stud earrings are one of our most affordable fine jewelry options. This pair of earrings features two 6mm AAA quality round brilliant cut blue topaz gemstones. The earrings are large enough to showcase the unique color of the birthstones. These earrings can easily be dressed up or dressed down for any occasion.

3. Tanzanite Cushion Halo Pendant

tanzanite-cushion-halo-pendantThis necklace is set with a 3.00+ carat cushion cut tanzanite. The tanzanite is surrounded by a halo of diamonds which have G color with VS clarity. The diamonds will weigh approximately 0.30 cttw. This necklace comes on your choice of a 16 inch or an 18 inch chain.

If you want a custom piece of jewelry, please contact a deBebians jewelry expert by filling out our complimentary custom jewelry request form. Our jewelry design team will be able to provide you with a custom price quote.


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December Jewelry Gifts

December is here!  This is officially my favorite time of the year!  Between Thanksgiving, my birthday, Christmas and New Years, there is so much to celebrate with family and friends.  I’m sure it is the same for so many others, too.  During this time of year, there is a lot of gift giving.  Here at deBebians.com, we’ve got you covered when it comes to buying jewelry for that special someone on your list.  We have lots of stunning jewelry in all price points so without a doubt, you’ll find something that’s just right.

In case you need some help, here are a few of my personal favorites.  I’ve chosen from a variety of price ranges to meet all different budgets and styles.  Happy Holiday shopping!

  1. Diamond Double Heart Pendant
    diamond-double-heart-pendantThis super sweet double heart pave diamond necklace really is one of my favorites.  The pave diamonds are hand set into this double heart necklace.  Choose from a variety of metals and chain lengths as well.  Currently starting at only $900, this is a knockout stocking stuffer!  🙂
  2. Infinity Pave Diamond Ring
    infinity-pave-diamond-ringYou love her to infinity, right? Give her this beautiful diamond pave infinity ring that she can wear alone or stack alongside other rings.  Currently starting at only $522, this will not totally break the bank.
  3. Diamond Chain Necklace
    diamond-chain-necklaceA round diamond station necklace is the ultimate go-to gift for her. Believe me, a necklace like this will not go out of style.  Currently starting at $2940, it’s a bit pricier than the first two favorites I showed you, but she’s worth it, isn’t she?  😉
  4. Diamond Cushion Eternity Wedding Band
    diamond-cushion-eternity-wedding-bandGo big or go home, right? That’s what they say!  I chose this 4.00cttw cushion cut diamond eternity ring because of the classic design.  While I love round diamond eternity rings, I prefer cushion cut eternity rings more because they give something just a little different from the traditional round eternity ring.  This is definitely more than a stocking stuffer, but definitely a gift she will cherish for years and years.

If you need help with a jewelry gift this holiday season, do not hesitate to call on us.  We can help guide you and offer suggestions based on budget and her overall style.  We look forward to assisting you!  Happy shopping!

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Big Savings on Jewelry During the deBebians Holiday Sale

debebians-holiday-saleAs you know, the holiday season is quickly approaching and with amazing holiday sales and deals from deBebians.

Starting today, we are offering 10% off of diamond eternity rings and most engagement ring settings (loose diamonds excluded, Bel Dia Signature Collection & pre-set engagement rings excluded) when you use coupon code JINGLE10. This sale event ends December 14, 2016.

On December 16, we are offering 10% off of diamond stud earrings (non-certified) and diamond solitaire pendants (non-certified) when you use coupon code SPARKLE10. This sale ends December 20th, 2016.

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Last Day of the deBebians Thanksgiving Weekend Sale

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Today is the final day to save 25% on select fine jewelry items from deBebians. We are offering 25% off of our men’s and women’s signet rings as well as 25% off of all moissanite wedding bands when you use coupon code THANKS25 during checkout.

We have a huge collection of signet ring designs that range in size, shape, and price. Use coupon code THANKS25 during checkout to collect your savings.

We also have moissanite wedding bands on sale, including moissanite eternity bands and moissanite five stone rings. Use coupon code THANKS25 to collect your savings.

Hurry, this sale event ends today!

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Black Friday Sale

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Black Friday is here!!!  Woohoooo!!  Can you believe it?!  This year has flown by!  This year, like years passed, we wanted to offer you, our preferred customers, huge savings!  That is why we have put some of our most popular items on sale for this Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday!  We want you to know how thankful we are to each and every one of you!  This year for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, you can take advantage of 25% off savings on signet rings and moissanite wedding bands.  Be sure to use coupon code Thanks25 when you are checking out!  Who wants to head to the crazy busy malls this weekend?  Not me!  With deBebians.com, you can shop online from the comfort of your own home!  Plus, you can save an extra 25% off!  I’d say that’s a win win for sure!  Happy shopping and enjoy this Holiday Season!

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Huge Savings from deBebians All Weekend

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Today is the first day of our Thanksgiving Weekend Sale, which encompasses Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday! This is one of the biggest sale events of the year for deBebians. Starting today, November 23rd, save 25% on select jewelry until November 28th.

Starting today, we are offering 25% off of our signet rings when you use coupon code THANKS25 during checkout. We have a wide variety of men’s and women’s signet rings that can be engraved with a single initial or a three initial monogram. We offer computer, laser, and hand engraving for our signet rings for an upgraded fee. These rings can be worn on any finger and will be a lovely heirloom piece of jewelry.

We are also offering 25% off of moissanite wedding bands with coupon code THANKS25. All of our moissanite wedding bands feature Forever One moissanite from Charles & Colvard. We have an array of eternity band and 5 stone ring options, which can be worn as a wedding band, anniversary ring, or promise ring.

This sale event includes Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. Use coupon code THANKS25 during checkout to collect your savings. This sale event ends Monday, November 28th, 2016.

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