Bespoke Jewellery

 

BESPOKE JEWELLERY AND GIFTS

Devanet® undertake special commissions for bespoke jewellery gifts and products, ranging from cufflinks, pendants, pin badges, buckles, letter openers, wedding gifts, sentimental keepsakes, birthsign gifts and anything made from solid brass - crystals - cabochons to make the bespoke jewellery a collection piece for the recipient.

From the design idea of a bespoke piece of jewellery starts with a clear brief of the customers idea, the design using innovative modelling software to the machining of one or more elements to make up the final pieces.

 

Once the machining is complete, several stages are designed to ready the bespoke jewellery pieces for final plating in real silver or 24 carat gold. In some cases the jewellery is adorned with dazzling inlays of Swarovski® Crystals or Cabochons or items supplied by the customer of sentimental value.

 

Many customers from individuals to corporate clients require bespoke jewellery gifts which are treasured, Devanet® endeavour to capture this uniqueness in the design.

 

The end results is a bespoke peice of jewellery that is exclusively made for each customer

 

Temperley London Fashion Week 2018 - Project With Devanet

 

Temperley London - Fashion Week Custome designed Aviators Buckle and Suede Belt By Devanet

Devanét was approached byTemperley London for their range of Aviator styled buckles and belts for display at London Fashion Week 2018. To custom design a series of stable styled buckles and suede belts backed by nubuck lining. The project involved a complete custom designed buckle and belt, given the brief from Temperley. We Would like to thank Temperley for the opportunity of being involved in this project and acknowledge any copyright for the images we have used to illustrate the buckles and belt. For our customers, the buckles and belts are custom designed exclusively for Temperley and are not for resale except through Temperley or their appointed resellers.

 

The design had to be completely redrawn to make the buckles suitable for machining the various interlinked components. The centre focused piece was domed out of solid brass and the logo T for Temperley, 3D modelled and a relief created, There were 4 components, each had to marry up with close tolerances, the issue was that all these items had to be made in less than a week, when they would normally take 4-5 weeks to complete. Being a small specialised company this creates it's own issues, as standard planning goes out the window and unfortunately companies fail to realise the complexity and work that goes into such a project but probably we all fall into this from time to time, nevertheless Temperley did their best under the circumstances to accommodate us.

 

The images illustrate each component which was CNC machined from solid brass. The parts were assembled and brazed as required, The buckle pin and 60 mm side buckle was designed and made from scratch by Devanet to facilitate adjustment of the belt.

 

The buckles were finished in gold and silver and although we did not have time to finished the buckles the way we wanted, as we had such a short window to get things done that they were hand plated, we would normally use tank plating for volume work buit this takes over one to two weeks to complete.

 

The belts themelves were made from Portugese suede hides, which we had imported especially for the occasion, backed by a nubuck liner for softness, the belt edge were burnished, edge dyed then edge stitched to finish.

 

Overall the project challenge was the timeline, not the technical aspects - Devanet has the technical ability and machinery to undertake most projects and are continually investing and developing as well as gaining expertise in being able to produce complex parts. We have several other projects underway of a similar nature making custom made stable style belts. in the end we finished the day before the catwalk was to take place. We have shown examples of the machined parts, finished product and some of the amazing fashion styles the Devanet buckles and belts were illustrated with.

Temperley RH bar Temperley LH Bar Temperley 60 mm adjuster buckle
Temperley 3Dlogo buckle front
Temperley Aviator Buckle and Suede Belt By Devanet
Temperley Aviator Buckle and Suede Belt custom made by Devanet

 

Temperley Aviatoir Silver buckle and belt Temperley Aviator buckle ande belt
Temperley London Fashion Week 2018
Temperley London Fashion Week 2018
Temperley London Fashion Week 2018 Temperley London Fashion Week 2018
Temperley London Fashion Week 2018 Temperley London Fashion Week 2018
Temperley London Fashion Week 2018 Temperley London Fashion Week 2018

 

 

 

           
      Below is a special commission by Victoria for her family

Wooden Cross

The story is true and starts with a request to create a series of 8 elements which could be given as gifts to siblings and dad as small keepsakes in remembrance of their late mother.


The emphasis was to capture each piece and place it into a holder.

The very nature of the 8 divisions was such that Devanet® decided to create 8 pieces of jewellery that when put together formed the shape of the orginal cross.
Cross part 2

The next stage was firstly to cut the cross into sections and thin it down to a size that would enable each piece to fit into a precision milled holder.

 

After the wood was carefully cut, a template was made and milled in brass to ensure the complex shapes fitted and adjusted to each template so that the pieces dropped into the brass.


The template was designed with a built in ring so that a chain, jump ring or lobster claw could be attached as required.

Cross Part 3

Having adjusted the templates and re run the design, the solid brass bar was precisioned milled to the shapes with a recess to house the wooden components. Each part was profile cut ready for tumbling and polishing.

 

The recess was checked for fitting and processed through three finishing stages to prepare for silver plating for the males and rose gold plating for the ladies.

 

Each part was then plated in real silver and 24 carat gold and final polish,

Cross part 6

Each piece had a special message that had to be applied to the back of the solid brass item.


A high speed galvo laser had to be used as the text was small and it was necessary to deep engrave the items at the same time achieving a high resolution to the engraving.

Devanet® have several inhouse lasers and engraving machines to engrave intricate and detailed text and logos to substrates.

Cross part 5

Each piece of the cross was carefully sanded, with varying grits to first remove the ink marks and then to achieve a smooth blemish free surface.

 

The wooden pieces were then coated with Danish oil to preserve the wood, each piece was matched to the metal holders and then inserted into the plated pieces. The pieces were then fixed with a special flexible adhesive so that if the wood expanded or contracted they would remain fixed in the plated holders.

Cross part 7

The final pieces completed, polished and ready for the customer to come to our showroom and collect in time for Mothers Day.

 

See what the customer had to say about us.

cross part 8

 

 

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