Creating The Flame
Creating The Flame

Creating The Flame

Like much of James' work, his inspiration for the Flame Pendant came from the subtle and natural beauty of the elements. A flame's simple structure is elegant yet striking, however transferring this concept into a unique piece of jewellery was by no means an easy task. This is how he went about it........

The Design

James starts by sketching the purest form of the flame all the while retaining its simplistic shape. The design is perfected and deliberated over for several weeks until he is happy with the form. The next step is to make a model of the pendant which brings it to life and allows him to finally reshape and fine-tune how it will sit on the neck.

The Design

James starts by sketching the purest form of the flame all the while retaining its simplistic shape. The design is perfected and deliberated over for several weeks until he is happy with the form. The next step is to make a model of the pendant which brings it to life and allows him to finally reshape and fine-tune how it will sit on the neck.

Handcrafted

The entire design and production is completed by James on-site at his workshop at the showroom allowing him to confer with his family and colleagues about the piece. Once the pendant has been perfected and James is happy with the design he will move on to producing it in the chosen precious metal. To keep the Flame as close to the original inspiration, James chose to craft the first pieces in 18ct rose gold which accentuates the overall look. Each piece is meticulously created and hand-finished by James allowing him to provide the very highest standards of quality to his clients.

Handcrafted

The entire design and production is completed by James on-site at his workshop at the showroom allowing him to confer with his family and colleagues about the piece. Once the pendant has been perfected and James is happy with the design he will move on to producing it in the chosen precious metal. To keep the Flame as close to the original inspiration, James chose to craft the first pieces in 18ct rose gold which accentuates the overall look. Each piece is meticulously created and hand-finished by James allowing him to provide the very highest standards of quality to his clients.

Gem-Setting

To give it that final flare James and Jeff Franses hand-select 10 fine white round brilliant-cut diamonds. The graduated diamonds are set at the top curve, and as they catch the light the 'fire' released from them only adds to the design and impact of this simple pendant.

Gem-Setting

To give it that final flare James and Jeff Franses hand-select 10 fine white round brilliant-cut diamonds. The graduated diamonds are set at the top curve, and as they catch the light the 'fire' released from them only adds to the design and impact of this simple pendant.

Completion

After many months the completed Flame Pendant takes pride of place in the window with its unique and elegant style created entirely in-house, this is the essence of James' work.

Completion

After many months the completed Flame Pendant takes pride of place in the window with its unique and elegant style created entirely in-house, this is the essence of James' work.

Discover The Flame Collection

The Flame Pendant is now available in 18ct rose and white gold with matching Flame earrings.

If you would like more details on this or any of our items please contact us at the showroom on 01202 558 928 or email info@franses.co.uk

Discover the Flame Collection
Discover the Flame Collection