Handcrafting – Our Process
- At Paul Bram a diamond ring begins as a mixture of gold granules & alloys or platinum granules, melted in a crucible by one of our skilled craftsmen.
- The 18 ct gold alloy or platinum is then carefully rolled by hand into a small bar. Gold alloy is less porous & harder than pure gold & is therefore more durable & longer lasting, Platinum is even more durable than gold alloy & is the ultimate choice for premium quality diamond rings.
- The gold or platinum bar is then cut, hammered, curved & fashioned into the basic shape of the band of the ring.
- The coronet or setting is also hand crafted from gold alloy or platinum & is then drilled to provide a seat for the diamond.
- A craftsman then cuts out the claws by hand to ensure a perfect fit for the diamond so that it is completely secure. Once the diamond is set in place, the claws are trimmed & polished.
- The setting is the most important part of a ring & so is made only by our most experienced craftsmen. This is one of the reasons our diamond rings are renowned not only for their style & symmetry but also for the safety & security of their settings.