Astrological, Vedic Jyotish Jewels
Designing Process / The Planetary Gems International Co.
We take pride in designing and crafting
in-house all of our astrological, Vedic Jyotish jewels. With the exception of diamond
e-rings, shown here, the rest
of the settings are designed & created by us. We offer custom-made jewelry for all the stones
you see on the site. As our prices are the most competitive for the
quality offered, both in terms of colored stones and custom-made jewelry, we do
not make pieces with other people stones.
This creation process usually sparks
during our overseas, buying trips, when we buy or deal a particular
stone or group of stones. When Rodolfo chooses a stone, he already
envisions a jewel, thinking both in terms of a ring
or a pendant. It is a natural, creative vision. Be it a square cushion or trillion,
sapphire, an oval, Colombian emerald or a Mediterranean coral
cabochon, it is a this point that
something starts to get created.
however, the custom piece itself start back in our office with a custom
design, after the customer has chosen a gem and laid out his/her
requisites. Factors like male or female taste, size, shape and depth of
the stone, finger size, metal used, all of these variants, will
determine the design. Once the design is finalized, a wax is then
modeled or carved out. Nowadays, all of our jewel designs are done using
a CAD program (CAD stands for "Computer Aided Design") that is a
computer programs that can be in 2D or 3D. This saves usually time vs. a
pencil, handmade drawing.
Once the design is done, a wax
prototype of the ring or pendant is modeled or carved out. Some
designers still carve out by hand the wax. But nowadays, from a CAD
design, a 3D printer or CNC mill, can machine the exact wax in a speedy
way. When the wax is ready, it is then casted it in the metal chosen.
Once the metal casting is done, we first contemplating it a bit, then
cherish it for another bit, polish it, and set the stone(s) as the last
step of the process. A Vedic Puja is preformed during this last step.
Even though I made it simple and
described it in very few words, the
process of creating a beautiful Vedic custom jewel is intense and laborious.
Precision, exactness and patient is required to create that perfect,
one-of-a-kind piece that will charm the eyes and withstand the passage