News and Stories

  • Mineral: the molding and wax sculpting process behind our newest fine jewelry collection

    We’re often asked about how a piece of jewellery or a collection came to be. Where does the inspiration come from and what does the process look like? We thought we would share with you some behind the scenes images and descriptions of one of our most recent collections: Mineral.

    If we had to explain our process in one sentence this is what we would say: the atelier LAF Mineral Collection is the result of sculptural explorations involving experimentation with mineral textures and carefully thought out proportions applied to classic jewellery shapes such as rings, medallions and discs. So what exactly does this mean? How did our experimentation result in jewellery?

  • Types of metals used in jewelry design

    There are several metals used in the creation of fine jewelry. By knowing information about the different metals, their benefits compared with each other and their unique qualities you will be able to make a better and more informed decision about purchasing your jewelry.

    The metal types commonly used to make jewelry include Gold, Platinum, Palladium, Titanium, Silver, Tungsten and Stainless Steel.

    In this article you will find information about each of these metal types, together with information about which metals are best for particular types of jewelry.
  • How to choose jewelry that suits your skin tone in 2020

    When most people order jewelry, they concentrate on their preferences. You might prefer a topaz ring because you love blue or purchase a rose gold necklace because you saw someone wearing it and it looked incredible. As long as you feel good about your looks, then it doesn’t truly matter. But there may be a time when you bought a piece of jewelry that looked really fabulous but after wearing it, you did not feel the same at all. If this may be the case, you could end up with a jewelry box full of pieces that you don’t ever wear.