ARTISANSA vision of a kinder, more modern jewellery house has driven us from the start, we use only the most ethical materials and production techniques.
FOR ETHICAL REASONS, LESS THAN 0,1% OF DIAMONDS PRODUCED IN THE
WORLD WOULD BE SUITABLE FOR USE BY DE VINDT.
ORIGINS AND TRADITION
We can tell you exactly where each diamond and each gram of gold come from - which country - which producer. Ask your jeweller if he knows?
Our story starts in Amsterdam, an historic centre for diamond trading and jewellery production in Europe. Along with Antwerp, Amsterdam has been one of the great trading cities in Europe, producing a strong tradition of jewellery design and manufacture. The first joint stock company, The Dutch East India Company, was created in Amsterdam in 1602 and at the same time the worlds first stock exchange in 1602. Amsterdam diamond exchange was set up in 1890 and is the oldest diamond exchange in the world. Some of the great houses of the jewellery industry started in and are still based in Amsterdam, Gassan, Asscher and Costa for example.
ROMA RINGDe Vindt Roma ring, from the Diva collection, in 18 karat yellow gold and yellow 0.70 carat diamond. SHOP ROMA RING
CREATING A DIVAOur Roma ring takes a classic solitaire ring design and extends it. The shank is slightly wider than with most solitaire rings so that it can take a line of side stones. The result is both classic and modern, perfectly at home as an engagement ring, for daily use or for special occasions.
THE INSPIRATION, THE IDEA
Creating any item of fine jewellery starts with an idea and inspiration. Using only pencil and paper we sketch out and evolve the basic shape, keeping the design elements to a minimum. The sketch is refined over a period of time with several drawn iterations.
A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS
Once the idea and sketch is stable, we use computer design tools to create the design as a 3D model. This allows easy changes and visualisation and additional calculations to be performed, such as calculating final gold weight.
The production process uses traditional manufacturing techniques that have been used for jewellery manufacturing since ancient times. Wax moulds are produced using the 3d model. This ensures accurate correlation between the rendered images and final product.
SETTING AND FINISHING
The addition of both side stones and the main stone is called setting. Setting is a skilled manual process that requires patience and care. Our setters are all Antwerp professionals with many years setting large stones.