olympia komianos

gold and silversmithing

“I admire the new tech world and what this industry has evolved in; however i crave to stay in the true authentic form of goldsmithing by keeping it traditional with old world techniques just as my mentor has guided me. lets be honest i never began making jewellery this way, i learned it only years ago under his wings, and i vowed i would keep his legacy going and one day if the opportunity arises i would share my knowledge to someone that can appreciate the value in hand made. although these traditions are not lost, they are fading and i would like to keep them alive by passing them on”
xo O


a diamond in the rough

they say a diamond is a girls best friend ...

in my world, it's my guru that gifted me this raw diamond, and my darling bilic that gifted me this gold ♥

together I am bound by this exquisite creation of immeasurable love; and to top it off .. I made her! 100% all me ~ that is the greatest gift of all, creating something magnificent from raw materials gifted and wholeheartedly made with love xo

for my birthday, jurgen gifted me a shimmering piece of mother nature's raw goodness, this 1.2 carat raw fire yellow diamond

I poured my 17g ingot of 750 dark yellow gold with bilics gift of gold, and asked Jurgen to create a beautiful ring for me; he suggested I make her myself - I giggled yet was flabbergasted as he was damn serious! after the rush of christmas events, shows and darling custom orders, the holidays were a success and the new year began with my gift to me: in the seat of the student learning the delicate robust art of forging this beauty!

a true blessing and an honor to learn this tension setting technique which originated in germany in the late 70's. an approximate 10,000-12,000 psi (pounds per square inch) pressure is literally holding (pinching) this diamond in place. 16 hours of damn fucking awesomeness with (of course) the fortunate guidance by my guru

featuring a 1.2 carat raw fire yellow diamond held by a 750 (18 karat) 4.2mm thick dark yellow solid gold band

2017 is flourishing with delicious love, xo O

fort langley & granville island, beautiful british columbia canada
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