A day in a life of our craftsman, Artur
'I love it when a customer wants a more unusual Temprell engagement ring. It could be a rare coloured gemstone, a more organic shape or even a different metal finish like hammering or sandblasting.'
You're probably wondering what happens behind the scenes here at Temprell? As soon as you walk into our Nottingham studio you are greeted by rows of sparkly diamonds many of which you can't ignore. But how they got there is another question many people ponder. Well, I can tell you the answer...and that is down to our very own Temprell craftsman, Artur!
Artur works on bringing various peoples dreams to reality by crafting all of their unique designs and ideas in the Temprell workshop, giving each piece the care and attention it needs to bring ideas to life. He doesn't just make jewellery but helps to create special moments in peoples lives that will last a lifetime and will remain in their memories forever (pretty cool, right?). So, to us, our workshop is not just a place of craft, time and dedication, but a place where we can change the lives of people for the better, by bringing the joy and happiness they deserve.
We pulled Artur away from his workbench for a few minutes to ask him what he gets up to in the workshop! (scroll down to continue reading)
Hey Artur! What are you currently working on right now?
'My project this morning involves wax carving. I have a customers' twisted engagement ring on my bench that requires a platinum diamond shaped wedding band to complement it. To ensure the fit is perfect I will carve the shape into wax. I'm sure it makes the customer laugh when they see their wedding ring in bright green but this allows precision and we can then cast into platinum.'
What do you love the most about creating pieces of jewellery?
'What I love the most about creating pieces of jewellery? Well, that's an easy question! I love knowing that pieces of jewellery I create will last a lifetime and every piece I create has a different meaning to everyone - that's something pretty special.'
What is your favorite piece to make?
'I love when a customer wants a more unusual Temprell engagement ring. It could be a rare coloured gemstone, a more organic shape or even a different metal finish like hammering or sandblasting.'
This might sound like a funny question, but which is your favorite tool to use?
'(Artur laughs) well, they're all quite important and I could not do my job without any of them. But, if I had to choose, I would say the micro motor! I can use it to polish, set stones, prepare casts and finish off pieces of jewellery! It's good for everything really! (Art pauses for a second) Actually! I like my laser too! That's pretty cool...'
At Temprell, we love knowing that the jewellery we offer is one of a kind and that we can create something uniquely speial for everyone. Having our own in-house craftsman allows us the creative freedom that we need to deliver something that's not only personal to you but rewarding to us. So, the next time you're thinking of planning something special, we hope that you will pop by the Temprell studio. It's okay, don't be shy, we dont bite! #yourtemprellstory