HANDMADE JEWELLERY – TREASURE BEYOND TREASURE
The point is that jewellery is not just a piece of metal or an object of adornment, it holds cultural meaning and evokes emotions.
In history, as well as modern societies, jewellery and bejeweled objects are a means of storing wealth and symbols of status worn as functional objects, such as brooches to fasten clothing. In other cases, jewellery is worn as an ornamental object with talismanic meaning or to distinguish status of nobility or religion.
AN EMOTIONAL EXPRESSION
For most women, it’s the mood that she wears in the form of a jewellery piece. A lucky charm bracelet while going on a first date, solitaire diamond studs for an interview, a pearl necklace to accentuate the sophistication for an evening event, a diamond ring to announce an engagement, or a solid gold ring to tell her mother how much she embraces the traditional values. A piece of jewellery says it all for her.
The jeweller allows me to wear the sapphire blue lake on my finger, the emerald green leaves around my neck, and take the citrine sunset with me wherever I go. Jewellery has become my daytime link to nature in an office with no windows. And if I have to work late, there’s nothing like diamond stars and a pearl full moon against an onyx night sky. – Astrid Alauda
Just as a tailor-made suit reflects your true persona, the colour of the gemstone, the diamond cut, the twists and turns of the metal and the thoughtful ensemble of each element in your jewellery piece reminds you of your special moments, making the memories fresh even after years and decades
Palladio’s Custom Designed Sapphire Ring
This one-of-a-kind sapphire and diamond ring took over a year from concept to creation.
While Sapphire rings may not seem so unusual, what sets this ring apart is a multifaceted layer of attention to details.
• This Sapphire is a rare example of natural Sapphires at over 11 carats and near perfect in colour and clarity with a GIA certificate to validate the claim.
• Each 0.30ct diamond was handpicked and measured to ensure that each stone matches perfectly, every one with a GIA certificate detailing the carat weight, measurements, cut, colour and clarity.
• The ring itself is handmade using our own 19k white gold alloy ensuring the desired white finish requires no rhodium plating.
• The claws are hand made from pure 950 Platinum, which is the strongest possible precious metal, ensuring a secure setting for each gemstone.
• This wearable piece of art is crafted with traditional goldsmithing techniques by our master goldsmith to create a truly one-of-a-kind piece from Palladio’s design team’s conception to Palladio’s master goldsmith’s creation.
TREASURE HIDDEN IN TREASURE
Our goal at Palladio has always been to produce jewellery that will continue to be prized for generations, jewellery that is functional. We attain these goals by incorporating the finest materials; platinum, gold, diamonds, gems with the finest traditional goldsmithing techniques and craftsmanship paired with custom designs. Ultimately crafting stories into pieces that can be treasured for generations and retain their appeal while showcasing perfection and quality.
Excited to see what the box may hold; he summoned his deck hand to assist him in loading it onto his boat.
As he opened the box, he was amazed to find it full of ancient treasures … hundreds of stamped gold and silver coins, loose pearls, emeralds, and other gemstones of all sizes. He was so blown away by the find that he almost ignored the modestly decorated ring among all the shiny jewels.
The fisherman decided to gift the ring to his young deckhand as a token gesture of thanks for his service and to share in the joy of the discovery.
A few years later, and to the fisherman’s shock, he discovered that the simple ring which he had given away was, in fact, a remarkably valuable one-of-a-kind piece. This seemingly simple and insignificant ring happened to have a value worth three times the sum of everything else in that box of treasures combined.
The ring happened to be an ancient artifact and certainly a one-of-a-kind find with craftsmanship that is exceptionally rare. It could be traced back to King Alaric I who was the first king of the Visigoths and could be dated from 395 to 410. This artifact was created by the highest master in the artform to serve as a symbol for the world to recognize, not only their king, but also their Independence.
The fact that this ring was an historic artifact crafted with traditional techniques, and the only sample of its kind, made it the rarest and most valuable of all the treasures discovered that fateful day.”
The jewellery created by Palladio will always remain more valuable, unique, and timeless due to our traditional master goldsmithing standards which we maintain as the rarest and purest form of luxury.
Never in history has this been more relevant as modern technology endangers traditional art forms with mass production, cast, stamped and computer-generated jewellery.