From the imagination to paper.

The birth of a jewellery piece starts with pencil and paper. All of the AUSTE jewellery designs are an expression of its own unique and identifiable style. After many hours of work by the designer, the inspiration is revealed in sketches that later will become true works of art.

FROM THE IMAGINATION TO PAPER
SKULPTING

SKULPTING

The piece that has been previously drawn is precisely and painstakingly sculpted by hands in a block of hard wax, giving each model and piece the maximum detail. In this manner it is possible to appreciate the volumes and come as close as possible to the final appearance of the piece. Using this master prototype in wax, a rubber mold will be made into which liquid wax will be injected to produce the models that will later become jewels.

FROM WAX TO METAL

Jewelry casting is a traditional process that has been in existence for thousands of years. Wax models are retouched by hand one by one, and placed in a “tree” that will be transformed into yellow, rose or white gold through a lost wax melting technique.

Casting
Soldering

ASSEMBLY AND SOLDERING

When wax models are casted in metal, the true work begins. Now various gold parts are cut, filled, soldered and all components assembled to final jewelllery piece. Manipulation of the raw material is a laborious process that requires dexterity, dedication and a special ability that is acquired only from experience.

SELECTION

We don't compromise on quality, therefore we use only natural gemstones and pearls from our trusted suppliers. An every gemstone is valued for different characteristics. It needs to selelect the most suitable metal and setting type in order to fully reveal its color and beauty.

Setting

SETTING

Precious stones integrated with the metal. The gold pieces reach the stage of fitting, adjusting and setting gemstones, to make sure they are securely holded in the piece of metal. Jeweller must be very rigorous in their work to ensure that the stones are inseparable from the metal.

FINISH AND POLISHING

Polishing is one of the most challenging jobs in our Edinburgh workshops and is relied upon to bring our pieces to life. Our polisher uses a variety of coarse brushes and delicate mops, rotated at exceptionally high speeds, to give our silver its beautiful mirror finish.

polishing
Quality and hallmark

QUALITY AND HALLMARK

All finished pieces are marked with the AUSTE jewellery logo and are then hallmarked at the Lithuanian Assay Office.

Pieces made with high value precious stones and that were made using complex technologies are valued by qualified jewellery valuers in London, UK and come with a value certificate in English.