Transformable Fine Jewelry
Bespoke collection inspired by a client's love story, who met his wife on a flight to London. The idea sparked off from the conversation of fate, how it can guide love to find each other and lives' destinations to crossover. It was the key elements 'Cross of fate', which developed into one of James Ganh's landmark of creative jewel engineering.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Materials: 18k gold, round white diamonds, amethyst, tourmalines, peridots, topaz, yellow & blue sapphires.
Description: Adorned with delicate pear cuts in full crown, With its signature engineered movement and lock, it can be worn as a bangle or expands to a tiara.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
There is a round catch lock between each centre white topaz and diamonds setting, gently squeeze the cross section and open upwards to release, one in two are the catches, release all to expand into a tiara and shrink to bangle.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The design project started in March 2015 in London, and finished crafting in September 2015 in Canton.
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Hand Drawing then CAD design, 3D Printed Wax, cast into gold and Hand crafted finish. Materials: 18k gold, round white diamonds, amethyst, tourmalines, peridots, topaz, yellow & blue sapphires.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Weight：74g Size: 65mmX50mmx45mm, Package size: 100mmX100mmX60mm
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Wood expandable structure tests, drawing，CAD 3D design trials, 3D printed wax tests and casting assemble,silver structure and movement tests, catch-locks stabilising experiments, sizing and resizing for catch-lock and structure.
Artistically, the most difficult part was truly capturing the essence of this romantic story, 'Cross of fate'. The key element to shape creation. Technically, the most challenging part was the trial period of making the structure and the movement to work in a secure way. We tried, spring, and presure rubber and eventually the catch lock is the most functional and durable method.
TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Creative Director: James Ganh and Managing Director: Sunhee Ko
In-house photographed and edited by marketing members.