The choice of our gemstones

Fascinated by gemology since its earliest childhood, Erik Schaix keeps travelling the world in search of the best gemstones to integrate into his collections of jewels. Fine specialist and gemologist, he plays with subtlety with colors and transparencies by setting his gemstones, multi-reflex stones (jasper, beryls, corundum, quartz, agates, garnets etc.) and pearls of any origins.

 

Our jewels are made of gemstones, precious stones and organic stones.

 

Gemstones: agate · Aquamarine · Amethyst· Aventurine · Chrysocolle · Citrine · Carnelian · Crystal rock · Epidote · Garnet · Jasper· Kunzite · Lapis-lazuli · Malachite · Melanite · Tiger’s eye · Onyx Periclase · Peridot · Moonstone · Prehnite · Pink Quartz · Smoked Quartz · Rhodonite · Rutile Quartz · Serpentine · Sodalite · Tanzanite · Tourmaline · Turquoise blue etc.
Precious stones: Ruby, Emerald, Diamond, Sapphire.
Organic stones: Freshwater pearls, Tahiti Pearls, Natural Pearls, Coral.

 

 

The drawing

Precious metals

 

We create jewels made of yellow, white and red 18 carat gold 750, and sterling silver 925.

 

 

The stages of manufacturing

The preparation of the metal

 

Everything begins with the transformation of the raw metal. The metal is then worked in various forms (raw, plated..). For certain creations, our craftsmen also use the technique of the lost wax casting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The jeweling and the setting

We use several techniques of jeweling and setting:

  • The cabochon: mainly in a claw or in a bezel setting
  • Faceted stones: mainly in a claw, grain, bezel or bar setting.
  • The tortillon: technique used for bracelets and silver necklaces, made of stones or pearls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The polishing and rhodium-plating

 

The polishing allows to choose the final effect which we wish to give to the jewel. Several techniques can be used as the brushed effect, the brilliant polishing, the hammered style or the grinding.

 

Some jewels need to pass by the stage of the rhodium-plating. It is mainly white gold or silver jewels in order to give them a brighter effect.

The stamping

 

Before the final polishing, the jewel is punched with the master’s stamp (the acorn) and with the stamp of the State. At the end it is laser-signed by the logo Schaix Paris. The laser allows to engrave very small parts of the jewels with great precision and to make high quality decorations on them.

 

 

Poinçon de maître

 

 

Brightening and ultimate check

 

The last stage consists in brightening the jewel in order to give it the final shine. In the end the jewel is checked under all its aspects before being validated by an expert.

 

The case

 

The master’s fashion house ‘Erik Schaix’ provides for our jewels a unique lamb leather case of an incredible softness, pressurized with the ES logo.

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