George the Craftsman

Interview with George the Craftsman
How long have you been working in the industry?
George: have been working in the industry as a jewelry craftsman for over 50 years, it is the only thing I truly know and enjoy doing. Every metal has a story to tell, I have worked with a variety of precious metals including gold, silver, sterling silver, and gold vermeil. Along with precious stones and pearls that go hand in hand with the precious metals
What is your favourite type of Metal to work with? 
George: Every metal has a unique technique when it comes to creating new designs. For example, Sterling silver has a more delicate approach when compared to gold, and thus, different tools will be used in creating jewelry pieces. In addition, the heat used to melt the jewelry varies between metals. Knowing these differences is crucial in jewelry making, only well-experienced jewellers will know these differences. 
What is the most important thing about jewelry making? 
George: The detail of the work behind every piece is very important, the beauty of a jewelry piece is only recognized with the perfect finishing. It also resembles the work of an experienced jeweller.
What do you like about Claurete? 
I really like the creativity of the designs, throughout my time working in the industry I have noticed how jewelry is more focused on introducing pieces that were not a good fit for daily wear, it was never about the comfort of the end user. I can see that Claurete really focuses on that, while still providing great quality. 
Can we take a picture of you while working? 
George: Yes, under one condition, can I hide my face? I am not ready to be famous! *Laughs*

Claurete: Absolutely! We respect your decision. On behalf of the Claurete team, we would like to thank you for taking the time to meet with us. 

George: Thank you for taking the time to interview me. Best of Luck!