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Articles by designer Melissa Caron

The Tatiana Ring Customized for Clients

The Tatiana Ring Customized for Clients

The Tatiana Ring design, inspired by Parisian turn of the century wrought iron staircases. The original Tatiana Ring has an oval rose cut champagne diamond centre, set with side diamond surrounded...

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The Renaissance Collection

The Renaissance Collection

It is with great excitement that I unveil the beginning of my Renaissance Collection! Over the last four years I have filled pages upon pages in my sketch book with ideas... Shapes inspired by...

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Sweet 16 Jewelry Guide

Sweet 16 Jewelry Guide

Sweet 16 is a beautiful coming of age for every young woman. It is a time of blossoming into our own individuality, as well as the beginning of separation from our parents. A time of spreading one’s...

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What is a Grey Diamond?

What is a Grey Diamond?

What on earth is a grey diamond, you ask? As diamonds are entirely made up of carbon, the black spots in them are dots of carbon that haven't crystallized. During the formation of the diamond, they...

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The Forest Nymph Rings

The Forest Nymph Rings

These woodland beauties were inspired by the landscape of southern BC...Mt Maxwell on Saltspring Island, to be exact. A place I once called home. Carving this line I was transported back to a time...

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How Do I Get Her Ring Size?

How Do I Get Her Ring Size?

There is no fool safe way to stealthily find your fiance’s ring size, unless she has a ring in her jewellery box that she wears on her ring finger! If she does you can take this ring in to any...

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Heirloom Re-Design

Heirloom Re-Design

Creating jewellery from your heirloom family treasures touches the very core of me. This is a very intimate process of designing a new piece of jewellery from past treasures. For some people this...

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What is rose gold?

What is rose gold?

Rose gold is pink gold due to a higher copper content in the alloy mixture to create either 14k rose gold or 18k rose gold. Copper has a pinkish orange color, so by adding this and part fine silver...

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What is 14k, 18k and 22k Gold?

What is 14k, 18k and 22k Gold?

Pure gold is too soft to wear in its purest state, so jewelers alloy gold with other metals to play with the colour and to give the metal hardness and durability. I most often create rings in 14k...

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The Creation of the Artemis Ring

The Creation of the Artemis Ring

The design of Artemis first came to me in a vision. Feeling magic in my heart, and a burning fire of connection to Mother Nature, I quickly sketched what I envisioned. Journey with me as the carving...

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The Inspiration Behind My Designs

The Inspiration Behind My Designs

I live and breathe art, absorbing inspiration from the beauty and force of the raw natural world around me. This is where it all begins. The inspiration for a design can happen at any time. Whether...

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Rose Cut Diamonds

Rose Cut Diamonds

The rose cut is a gorgeous facet style over the top face of the diamond. The design was inspired by a rose’s spiraling petal, dating back to the 1500’s. The number of facets can range from 4 to 24...

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Custom Hand Carved Men’s Wedding Bands

Custom Hand Carved Men’s Wedding Bands

Join me as I show the process of  hand carving one of my rustic yet edgy men's wedding bands... The medium I begin with is a  hard carving wax. Using my jeweller’s saw with a twisted wax blade I...

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Creating a unique piece to match your vision is a fun, exciting journey of discovery for both of us. Let's get started on the design process for your own unique Melissa Caron Custom Jewellery.

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