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My Bench: Steve Pallas

APRIL SPOTLIGHT:
Steve Pallas loves working with platinum.
STEVE PALLAS


Works at: Steve Pallas Bespoke Jewellery (formerly GN Designer Jewellers)

Age: 36

Years in trade: 19 years

Training: No formal training, I learnt from my father and previous business partner

First job: Diamond Affaire

Other qualifications: Father and husband

SIGNATURE PIECE:
 
LA LINEAS RING
FINALIST – MEN’S ACCESSORIES & JEWELLERY, JEWELLERY DESIGN AWARDS 2017

This 18-carat white gold men’s ring features white pave-set diamonds with black pave-set diamonds elevated on four pieces. It represents the complex aesthetics of architecture.

Favourite gemstone:

Diamonds, as I love the way different colours reflect from them in the sunlight!

Favourite metal:

I am really enjoying working with platinum – I love the challenge to get the high-polished finish.

Favourite tool:

Laser machine, as it broadens your ability to make pieces that were otherwise almost impossible.

Best new tool discovery:

Laser engraver.

Best part of job:

The excitement of clients when they pick up their special piece.

Worst part of job:

The industry not working together to keep a reasonable profit margin.

Best tip from a jeweller:

Take your time and get it right.

Best tip to a jeweller:

Set yourself up with a good foundation and build your knowledge.

Biggest health concern on the bench:

Sitting for long periods of time – I’ve suffered with back issues as a result. To make up for all the sitting, I need to exercise more often.

Love jewellery because:

Each unique piece has a story behind it.

 

 

 











Peter W Beck
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Wednesday, 03 June, 2020 01:43am
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