MANUFACTURE & DESIGN
Whether you’ve already got a design idea in your mind or have been inspired by a ring that you have already seen but would lik to adapt
it to suit your own tastes, we can create your very own personalised ring using our Mervis design service.
All our engagement rings are made to order to suit your personal requirements.
STEP 1 - HAND DRAWN SKETCH
First, we discuss your piece and work clarify your vision. This process might include reviewing sketches and samples, exploring photos and prepare hand-drawn and computer drawings of your ideal engagement ring, necklace, bracelet or earings. We explore whether the style is classical or modern, plain or baroque and work to finalize a perfect hand-drawn realization of your dream piece of jewellery. We will move to Step 2 only when your are completely satisfied with the final.
STEP 2 - CAD DESIGNS
Next, our gifted computer-aided design (CAD) department gets to work creating a custom layout to the exact specifications of your sketch. This will result in a unique CAD rendering of your design. We will sit down together to review every aspect of the computer drawing and ensure it matches your original concept and expectations. Once you are satisfied, we will move into the fianl and most exciting stage.
STEP 3 - FINISHED DESIGN
The CAD design is then sent to the next department where a wax mold is printed. This typically takes 1-2 days. Once the wax mold is completed, the next step is casting in either gold or platinum. The final casting is cleaned and prepared for stone setting. Our stone selecting team carefully selects every diamond and gemstone, making sure that each stone is in no way damaged and is a perfect fit. Each stone is set by hand, and the prongs are finally tipped, to complete the product. Your custom design item is hand polished and rhodium plated before being passed to quality control where it is carefully inspected for any flaws, scratches and other quality issues. Finally, we are ready to deliver your special custom pieces. Usually the custom design process from concept to delivery takes 15-20 business days.
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DIAMOND BUYING GUIDE
DIAMOND BUYING GUIDE
For most people, buying a diamond is a new experience, but that doesn’t mean it should be overwhelming.
Understanding a diamond’s quality characteristics is straightforward and simple.
However, the measure of cut, colour, clarity and carat offers a useful grading system, helping to categorize every diamond and define their beauty.
All our Diamonds from 0,30 cts have a South African Certification: GIA and EGL.
Various characteristics of Diamonds are graded and categorized by the Diamond industry.
To learn about Diamonds is to first learn about the “four Cs” of Diamonds.
The four characteristics which are considered the most important in determining a Diamond’s value.
Don’t rush into your Diamond purchase.Value:
K-M Colour SI1-SI2-SI3 Clarity
Standard: I-J Colour SI1-SI2 Clarity
Premium: G-H Colour VS1-VS2 Clarity
Investment: E-F Colour VVS1-VVS2 Clarity
Colour Range varies from E to J Clarity varies from VVS to SI. All the Diamonds from 0,30 cts have a South African Certification: GIA. EGL.