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The Art of High Jewelry: Creation, Collection and Care

Have you ever felt the mesmerizing allure of a sparkling gemstone or the weight of a gold piece that seemed to capture an entire story within its design? This is high jewelry, where each piece perfectly balances unparalleled craftsmanship and artistic vision.

At Grown Brilliance, we consider high jewelry wearable art designed to inspire. Explore the art of high jewelry, where beauty, sophistication and artistry combine into something truly extraordinary.

The Essence of High Jewelry

High jewelry, also known as haute joaillerie in French, represents the pinnacle of craftsmanship, artistry and exclusivity in ornamental accessories. Unlike mass-produced or commercial jewelry, which is often made from less expensive materials and commonly available designs, high jewelry is custom-made, often one-of-a-kind and crafted with the highest level of expertise.

It is an expression not just of style but of art, culture and luxury.

Uniqueness and Rarity of Materials

The materials used in high jewelry are carefully selected for their rarity, beauty and value. Only the most precious of stones—diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires — are worthy of inclusion and even then, they must meet stringent criteria for color, clarity and overall quality.

The metals used are equally extraordinary: 18K, platinum and rose gold, selected for their monetary value and durability, malleability and sheen.

The Artistic Perspective

Its artistic value truly sets high end jewelry apart from standard jewels. Each piece is not just an ornament but a work of art. Artisans spend hundreds or even thousands of hours on a single piece. The design process alone can take months, as each concept is perfected to ensure it complements the unique attributes of the materials.

High jewelry is more than just practical or pretty. It highlights human creativity and skill, expressing feelings, telling stories or capturing special moments. It often pushes the limits of what can be made, pushing innovative and artistic boundaries in jewelry design and creation.

The Creation Process: Where Art Meets Craftsmanship

Creating high jewelry with lab created diamonds involves multiple stages, from conceptualization to the final piece. It is a time-consuming and labor-intensive process that combines craftsmanship with an artistic vision.

Conceptualization and Design

The journey of a high jewelry piece begins with an idea. Designers often draw inspiration from numerous sources, like nature, architecture, history and personal experiences.

The Grown Brilliance High Jewelry collection is inspired by the cultures and architecture in cities worldwide. From the minimalist Oslo bracelet featuring sleek lines of emerald cut lab grown diamonds to the delicate Sacramento necklace inspired by the lush foliage of oaks and sycamores, each item in a collection tells a story.

Dedication to Craftsmanship

The dedication to craftsmanship is the bedrock upon which timeless high jewelry pieces are built. The construction of high jewelry pieces requires careful attention, where even a minute discrepancy can affect the final design. The time invested, often stretching into countless hours, is a testament to the painstaking effort involved.

Artisans also need to understand numerous techniques, from challenging plique-à-jour to knowing how lab grown diamonds are made to make the most of their brilliance.

Collecting High Jewelry: An Investment in Elegance and Eternity

Owning a piece of high jewelry is like holding a piece of art; it carries emotional weight and significance. These items often commemorate important life milestones, symbolizing love, achievements or personal journeys, turning the jewelry into cherished heirlooms that can be passed down through generations.

However, due to the precious materials and painstaking construction required to make high jewelry pieces, they’re typically more expensive than regular jewelry. Fortunately, these pieces often appreciate over time, making them a savvy financial investment.

Caring for Your Collection: The Height of Responsibility

High jewelry is a testament to timeless elegance and its value grows when cared for properly. Our expert care tips can help you keep your cherished pieces shining brilliantly and preserve their worth through the years:

Proper Storage

High jewelry should be stored carefully, giving each piece its own protective space. For thorough protection, place each piece in a plush, soft-lined compartment. Hang your necklaces or lay them flat to prevent tangling. Place your rings in their own slots to avoid scratching. Always shield your treasures from sunlight, excessive humidity and temperature fluctuations.

Our recommendation? An artisanal jewelry box with distinct sections or a climate-controlled safe deposit.

Maintenance and Cleaning

Maintaining the luster of your high jewelry is an art in itself. Regularly inspect pieces for any loose settings or stones. For cleaning, immerse them gently in lukewarm water with mild soap, using a soft-bristled brush to touch upon intricate details. Always dry with a lint-free cloth.

At Grown Brilliance, we carry a specialty jewelry cleaning kit for your high-value pieces. Our exclusive kit, nestled in a reusable linen pouch, is your perfect travel companion. An all-natural cleaning spray, a precision bamboo brush for fine details and a soft polishing cloth ensure your diamonds and jewels radiate brilliance anytime and anywhere.

You can also use an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner. These devices use high-frequency sound waves to make microbubbles that dislodge dirt and grime from intricate settings and surfaces. However, consider professional cleaning for intricate designs or precious gems to ensure their timeless sparkle remains undiminished.

Insurance and Appraisal

Securing the value of your fine jewelry goes beyond its gleaming surface — it involves having it appraised and insured to protect its worth. Regular appraisals determine your piece’s current market value, allowing you to get full coverage insurance.

For instance, you can get comprehensive coverage from a specialty jewelry insurer like BriteCo, which safeguards against the unforeseen — whether that’s disappearance under mysterious circumstances, loss, theft or damage.

Investing in jewelry insurance ensures that your treasured pieces are protected, allowing their brilliance to shine through life’s unpredictable moments.

Add the Perfect Pieces to Your High Jewelry Collection

High jewelry is more than just adornment; it’s a mesmerizing art form in its own right. At Grown Brilliance, we don’t just craft jewelry; we sculpt masterpieces that redefine elegance. An unwavering passion for exceptional artistry and ethical sourcing drives our vision.

Browse our high jewelry collection, including our lab grown diamond engagement rings,
Bracelets and earrings to find the ideal pieces for your collection.

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