My drawings are then recreated by a designer using a CAD software.
A lost wax is then printed using a top of the line 3D wax printer. Unlike a mold, which is commonly used for "mass" production, the lost wax technique guarantees consistency and impeccable results for every single piece. A new lost wax is printed for every single order.
The lost wax is then sent to a local gold caster. After I pick up the casting, it goes through quality control to make sure the cast has passed quality check.
The piece is then cleaned and polished by a reputable local polisher. The gemstones are hand set by a local stone-setter before going back to the polisher for the final polishing touch.
Once the piece has been assembled, it goes through another quality check to make sure it looks perfect.
Once this final step is completed, I personally pack your order in my signature packaging and send it to you!
The whole process takes between 2-4 weeks. Some more intricate designs can take up to 6 weeks.
All artisans and craftsmen mentioned above are small businesses, either family-owned or women-owned, which I love because it helps give back to my community.
All my jewelry pieces are handcrafted in Montreal, Quebec with the utmost standards of craftsmanship and detail.
All LALOU pieces are made with Solid Gold (14K and/or 18K).
If you have questions regarding craftsmanship, please feel free to email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org