An Interview with fine jewellery designer and maker Antonio S De Gaetani

New Art United Interviews Antonio S De Gaetani a designer and maker of fine jewellery who has been working in the business for over 20 years.

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Antonio De Gaetani FIPG

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Antonio works on the belief that his customers` needs are of the utmost importance. He is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of his business is from repeat customers and referrals.

With twenty year`s experience Antonio is able to offer a high quality fine jewellery service in the form of bespoke jewellery, ready to wear pieces, redesigns, repairs and valuations.

Antonio works with full spectrum of precious and semi-precious metal: -silver, 9ct-14ct-18ct gold, palladium and platinum; precious and semi-precious stones from cubic-zirconia to diamonds.

To view jewellery designs see Instragram account.

 

What made you want to become a jewellery designer? 

I wanted to use both my design and engineering skills in a creative environment

 

Which designers inspire your work? 

There is no one designer in particular that inspires my work. I gain inspiration from a variety of sources. 

 

Is the process of making jewellery hard?

Yes if you don’t have the correct technical training but not is you have received a good grounding in real fine jewellery making skills such as diamond-mounting and stone setting.

 

Do you ever get annoyed with the metal or the tiny diamonds when they don’t cooperate? 

Sometimes.

 

What has been your favourite piece you have made so far? 

Every piece I have made has something in it that makes it my favourite but my most favourite pieces are those which have won awards.

 

Do you have a set style throughout your works? 

No because I work to individually commissioned pieces which are often influenced by what the client would like included in the design.

 

How do you know a piece has been well designed? 

When it is beautiful, well-made and well-designed and is really wearable.

 

What jewellery designs are you working on at present?

A variety of fine jewellery pieces.