CREATION PROCESS 

 

Customer participation during creation stage:

During the construction of the jewelry prototypes you will receive pictures at each stage of the production and you will have opportunities to give your opinion, modify and participates to resolve technical or supply restrictions, optimize the costs, etc. When you receive your samples you already known pretty much what is in the package for you have seen the evolution of the product from 3D, to the finished piece.

In case some modifications wished by the customer will require extra molds, extra printings or redesign, these cost will be proposed and explained before we operate the modifications.

 

No definite deadline for Creation, Prototypes and Unique Pieces

This is the longest and most difficult stage of development.

Typically it will take between 6 and 8 weeks to come out with the first prototypes, and can be up to 12 weeks for an entire collection depending on:

- Design Complexity

- Amount of products, and variations of each product

- Materials (standard or additional sourcing time to find specific materials)

- Modifications during the Creation process

- Adjustments, redoing, fitting

 

CREATION PROCESS TIMELINE  (SAMPLE)

 

PROJECT SUBMISSION: 1 to 5 days
- First Contact, Submission, Questions, Research, eventual pre-design.

DESIGN STAGE: 1 to 5 days
- A small group of simple items or 1 more complex item

QUOTATION: 1 to 5 days
- For suctioning, sourcing materials, Pricing
- Payment of the CREATION STAGE

The below Timeline is including many materials and processed that are optional (enamel, inlays, stones, chains).
Of course the more the product is simple the more you save weeks of process.
A couple of products, quite simple, can be covered in 4 week.

CREATION WEEK 1 :
- Prepare Files for printing, place supports to avoid incomplete printing
- Wait other designs from other customers to print a full tray
- Print wax, or make wax by hand
- Eventual redoing

CREATION WEEK 2 :
- Direct Mold from Wax, or Casting of a Silver Master
- Adjustments and calibration of the master
- Solving Technical Difficulties can send us back to Design/Printing in week1

CREATION WEEK 3 :
- Eventual Illustrator design + laser engraving of logos on masters - Make a mold from Silver Master
- Test Injection waxes
- Eventual adjustments on Master + new correct Molds

CREATION WEEK 4 :
- Casting
- Cleaning, pre-polish.
- Assembling (chains jobs)

CREATION WEEK 5 :
- Assembling (chains jobs)
- Setting
- Other materials like Wood or stones inlays cut to fit each piece
- Plating (End of creation for simple products with stones)

CREATION WEEK 6 :
- Plating
- Enamel, gluing Wood or stones inlays
- QC, Solve Surface imperfections
- More structural imperfections can send us back to casting in week4

CREATION WEEK 7 :
CREATION WEEK 8 :
- Eventual redoing as explained in other weeks will bring us here...
- Eventual Sourcing problems
- Eventual Queuing in Development or production rush (Productions have priority on Creation)

In case of large collection be ready for another 4 week until every last item is ready.
This depends on the period of the year and high seasons
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