The Story of Mr Spessartite the Big Cheese.

March 31, 2010

  The other day as I was opening my workshop, I heard a tremendous commotion inside, screaming and running and then a volley of gunshots. Then complete and utter silence, I carefully looked around the corner, but everything seemed normal, except that my rough gem box was not in the same place that I had […]

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New Titanium and Gold Ring

March 11, 2010

I have made a similar titanium ring like this before. This one, however, has an emerald cut diamond in the center with little diamonds around it. And my client wanted it higher and broader than the first one. This type of ring is quite tricky to make. One reason is that the size has to […]

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Jewellery, Aquamarines and Lathe Work.

March 7, 2010

    This ring, made on commission and my clients design. 18ct white gold and a yellow gold tube. The opal doesn’t photograph so good, but it is actually a very nice stone I always sweat to set a delicate stone like this, because it isn’t mine and if I break it I can’t replace it. […]

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New Titanium Pendant and Carved Intarsia.

February 27, 2010

This is my latest Carved Aquamarine -Titanium- Gold-Diamond-Emerald pendant. It’s about 50mm high. About 30 hours of work. The Aqua can be spun, if you so desire. Everything is mechanically joined. The four screws at the bottom of the picture are made in this sequence: Head soldered onto threaded wire, and cut to length. Spacer […]

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New Laminations and a New Concept Stone.

February 24, 2010

With this one, I had hoped to get a vibrant purple. But it figures, because blue and red make purple, so pink and blue would give a sort of mauve colour. That would be the two triangles on either side. Ok, so this one I actually didn’t know what would come out. I made the […]

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A New Lathe and a New Sign.

February 20, 2010

  Got my new lathe. This is a small one, mostly for gem related work. I must say, for $650 from it is probably one of the nicest bang for your buck machines that a jewellery shop can have. Nice and compact. Ok, you need to do some adjustments, tighten various things up, but […]

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The Tale of the Three Swinging Stones–Part 1

February 16, 2010

Once upon a time in land far, far away there lived an itsty beeni teeni weeni little diamond, called ‘Fraidy cat. She was a tiny little diamond, and even though she had 57 facets, she was only 1.2 mm across. So she was afraid of everything At night she used to shiver in fear when […]

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Hans Meevis’ Workshops Announce Two Major Achievements.

February 14, 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen, Behold! The first CZ in the world with a three phase inclusion. A solid, which in this case is a gold ball (AU), then a liquid, which is Di-Hydrogen Mono-Oxide and two gasses, namely Nitrogen and Oxygen. Produced in the workshops of Hans Meevis. Difficult to photograph too. This is the first sucessful […]

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Quest for Fire.

February 4, 2010

    Remember the movie”Quest for Fire”? Well this has got nothing to do with that. That movie came to an abrupt end after the invention of the Bic lighter. This is in search of CZ lamination fire. So now you know. Above are the laminated preforms. I cut this one in the Wilf Ross […]

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A Coptic Cross and Rings

February 2, 2010

  Classic fused sapphire and diamond ring. The diamonds had to be set randomly. This ring was commissioned. It has lots of symbolism attached. It’s called the “Broken Promise” ring—’nuff said. Can I call this a Coptic cross? Commissioned work. Made out of yellow and white gold with a blued titanium background. First I pierced […]

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