When someone talks about “going organic,” the first thing to come to mind is the trend toward healthier eating. But there’s a popular organic movement that has nothing to do with food.
The hottest trend in jewelry is the use of organic shapes. These are usually designs taken from nature, such as leaves, branches and vines. The look is most closely associated with art nouveau, a movement in design and architecture around the turn of the 20th century that celebrated nature through the use of natural forms and structures.
Devotion accommodates its clients who are seeking diamond engagement rings incorporating custom organic designs within the company’s brand guidelines, said Monty Dalley, Senior Vice President of Manufacturing. The process begins with Devotion’s Computer Automated Drafting (CAD) software. An experienced jewelry designer enters the organic relief engraving design into the CAD system. That “pattern” can then be used to produce a “wax view” via a 3D printer.
“One of the capabilities that separates Devotion is our ability to create prototypes,” Monty said. “Our 3D printer produces an actual three-dimensional model the client can hold in their hand, as opposed to a drawing or comp. It adds a whole new level of confidence in their purchase.”
Once the piece is cast in metal, Devotion’s expert in-house artisans then follow the established pattern using hand engraving. “The sometimes slightly random hand-engraved finishes adds a desirable uniqueness to our brand,” Monty says.