A ‘master’ is made. This requires the skills of designer and master pattern maker (a most skilled craftsperson) to combine, in order to produce the original of a particular design, from which all subsequent pieces of that design are made. It can take months, and many experiments, to achieve the master just as the designer wants it. The master is used to make a mould, out of a special kind of liquid rubber, which captures every detail of the design, and then solidifies. Once solid, the mould is cut apart into two halves. Wax replicas of the design are then...
Ola Gorie founded the jewellery company that bears her name in 1960. From the start, she decided that there could be no compromise on the quality of the jewellery she was making.  As her business grew over the years, she instilled in all who worked with her an unwavering commitment to the highest standards. It’s a matter of pride for us still. Design is, to some extent, subjective: everyone has their personal preferences. But with manufacture there is no argument: either something is done right or not.  If it is done right, then a piece of precious metal jewellery, carefully...