Portuguese Story (Jewellery Collection) by Diana Vieira da Silva
2016 - 2017, Golden A' Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Award Winner
I am seeking to combine design innovation to traditional craftsmanship and to show that is possible to build an idea of contemporaneity with a perspective of our past. I decided to pick a time of great originality in art and Portuguese architecture. It was carried out a study in architectural elements from several portuguese buildings and it was decided to do a interpretation of a ceiling's structure of a sixteenth century's church.
The main goal was to create a collection that would link the jewelry to architecture and Portuguese cultural heritage with a unique and contemporary perspective.
Design Challenges
The main challenge in creating this collection was be able to transfer the design geometry to an integrated algorithm in the 3D modeling program. This tool was essential to adapt the design to different forms of jewelry, whether they were rings, earrings, rings and pendants. The 3d model with these characteristics also allowed to generate multiple alternatives and study very important variables, such as the weight of the parts, which wanted to be the lightest possible within the high quality standards we wanted to achieve.
Production Technology
Hand drawing, CAD design, 3D printing in wax, modeling by hand, casting in gold, gemstones setting and hand crafted finishing. Materials: 19.2 kt pink gold and come in different gemstones combinations. It is possible to choose between only diamonds or add a mix of colored gemstones such as tsavorites, peridots, emeralds, rubies, sapphires, quartz.
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