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David Keeling Fine Jewellery  Custom designed and manufactured jewellery, hand-made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Recently, we completed another Damascus steel and 18kt yellow gold ring, which is featured here.

This attempt had a much longer soak in ferric chloride than we had previously, which is used to expose the laminate layers of different types of steel that make up a true, layered Damascus.

The deeper etch required a very aggressive polish afterwards, to reduce the sharper contours that were exposed during the etch. We think it turned out pretty well.

What do you guys think, though?

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Building another fine mounting for a wonderful stone today. Clean and classic, just like this beautiful emerald cut.

This is a variation on a theme that never seems to get old - precise design and craftsmanship coupled with that aforementioned classic styling.

Will definitely post an image of the finished product when it is completed.
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A simple and lovely mounting for an exceptional pear shape diamond. With a VS2 clarity and a D colour, and rated as double excellent on the cut grading for symmetry and polish, our client felt that this 1.00ct stone didn't need any extra embellishment.

Pure, clean design and commitment to the highest quality execution in craftsmanship - that's what we always aim for.

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The remodel is finished, and this significant diamond has it's new home.

Despite doing a near verbatim duplication of a previous design, we were able to add our perspective and experience to produce something that will last into the next lifetime.

Very happy with how this turned out, and really look forward to presenting it to our client.

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A complete remodel sometimes is the best option when a beloved item is either beyond repair, or needs a re-engineered solution to a problem caused by a less than thoughtful repair.

This client adored the styling and manufacturing of her ring as she respected the jewellers who had made it greatly, and merely wanted the 'same, but better'. Always happy to lend our expertise to make that happen... #yeg #yeggers #yeglocal #yegliving #yegshopping #edmontonmade #shoplocal #icedistrict #exploreedmonton #madeincanada #jewellery #customjewellery #diamonds #diamondring #canadianjewelrydesigner #dazzling #brilliant #yegjewellery #yegdesign #customdesign #jewellerydesign #engagementring #finejewellery #gold #whitegold #handmade #remodel

It's always fun to show the messier side of putting projects together - like right after having to solder pieces together!

Given a healthy coat of boric acid before heating (which acts as a firescale retardant), and a bit of planning beforehand, we take what looks like a monumental job of tidying this ring up into a quick bit of labour.

Now, onto the next insert... #yeg #yeggers #yeglocal #yegliving #yegshopping #edmontonmade #shoplocal #icedistrict #exploreedmonton #madeincanada #jewellery #customjewellery #diamonds #diamondring #canadianjewelrydesigner #dazzling #brilliant #yegjewellery #yegdesign #customdesign #jewellerydesign #engagementring #finejewellery #gold #whitegold #handmade

This is truly where everything starts for us - the raw materials.

These grains of freshly alloyed 19kt white gold and 18kt yellow gold come to us in this exact state, and ready for melting down into a new casting, or a new ingot for the fabrication of a brilliant new item.

We make everything by hand here, for the most part, and using these amazing materials always gives us a leg up in quality.

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We quite enjoy mixing the organic nature of natural hardwoods with the strength and structure of our 19kt white gold, which is a very firm material.

Here we have combined olive wood and white gold at the request of the client who desired this mix.

The wood grain is fantastic, and counterpointed with the bright, white neutrality of the white gold, it creates a very classic and understated look. Completely handmade, as always... #yeg #yeggers #yeglocal #yegliving #yegshopping #edmontonmade #shoplocal #icedistrict #exploreedmonton #madeincanada #jewellery #customjewellery #handmade #jewellerydesign #design #finejewellery #gold #whitegold #natural

Just a few of the new projects that we have on the go, with the feature stones that they are built around.

If you can make the choice, always pick your stone before coming up with your final design. This allows the engineering and design process to have a cohesive end goal, and can allow for a final product to move past 'pretty' into the realm of 'sublime'. #yeg #yeggers #yeglocal #yegliving #yegshopping #edmontonmade #shoplocal #icedistrict #exploreedmonton #madeincanada #jewellery #customjewellery #diamonds #diamondring #canadianjewelrydesigner #dazzling #brilliant #yegjewellery #yegdesign #customdesign #jewellerydesign #engagementring #finejewellery #sapphire #choices #design

So, the lovely people who this ring was intended for were so excited to pick this ring up that we didn't get a final photograph of it completely finished.

Even in an unpolished state, and without the center stone set, it's still kind of pretty.

A lot of work but always fun, and with a ton of sparkle to be seen... #yeg #yeggers #yeglocal #yegliving #yegshopping #edmontonmade #shoplocal #icedistrict #exploreedmonton #madeincanada #jewellery #customjewellery #diamonds #diamondring #canadianjewelrydesigner #dazzling #brilliant #yegjewellery #yegdesign #customdesign #jewellerydesign #engagementring #finejewellery #gold #whitegold #handmade

Doing proper halo mountings and pave' setting always takes time and efficient planning. Waxing in the layout and finding the right stones for the dimensions of the ring is a paramount concern, because building these projects requires focus and attention born from years of practise and diligence. Cutting corners can result in short-changing our clients, and that is never our intent.
Taking our time results in the best quality we can produce, with every project being the best we can make.

That's always our promise to you.
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So, to allow you all to contemplate adding this amazing piece to your lives over the weekend, we are adding this fantastic 3.41ct exceptionally fine oval natural blue sapphire to our weekly featured stone selections.
This stone exhibits a warmth and velvety softness to it's colour that can only truly be witnessed in person.

We have this amazing example marked at a regular price of $11500, but for the next week until May 4th, we are offering this for sale at 25% off. $8625 for a week only. Call to make an appointment!

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