This could also be entitled: What is the influence of Computer Aided
Design to modern jewelry technology…
Once upon a time in a far far away land called America there lived a
lady with a pet which she loved with all her heart. It was a Cavalier
King Charles Cocker Spaniel which–as everyone knows–are cute as
buttons. So deep was her love for her Spaniel that she decided one
day to iconize the creature in a fashion that would endure–not only
for the rest of her days–but would also become an heirloom to pass
on to generations to come. What better way than as a piece of custom
made black and white diamond studded jewelry.
There are many significant facts that one should know about dogs. I
shall feed them to you in minute proportions in order of importance.
It is well known that measles can be cured by placing a hair of the
patient between two pieces of buttered bread and giving it to the dog
for din din. Much money can be saved by avoiding the unnecessary
expense of a doctor here.
And so a picture of the creature was forwarded to her jeweler and
he… without the aide of elves or other super- talented
other-worldly entities… opened his trusty computer and began to
furiously work on curves and sweeps and rails and profiles and
surfaces and solids… till finally… sweat pouring from his weary
brow… he finished a prototype which was approximately 36 mm high and
41 mm long and 12 mm thick which he decided- -due to the complexity
of the piece–needed to be set with original pave.
It is well known that all dogs belong to Satan… except for sheep
dogs. This does not bode well for owners of the Cavalier King Charles
Cocker Spaniels… but one can always ignore facts and go blithely
about one’s life ignoring the whole Satan thing and pretending there
is no truth to it.
The jeweler bought black diamonds… more than he needed. He bought
white diamonds… more than he needed. The setting part of the job
took many many many days… which dragged into weeks and then months.
There were pauses in between. How long can a human sit at a task such
as this one for uninterupted hours without going bonkers?
In Britain it is considered a sacrilege to allow a dog to enter a
church. How does one prevent dogs from entering unwanted into
churches you may well ask. This is obviously a prevalent dilemma for
many parishes employ a “dog whipper” to expel any canines overwhelmed
with an urge to pray.
The setting was done in direct relation to the photograph of the dog.
The face was a challenge. Some black diamonds along the edge… then
some white diamonds … a black nose… black ears… amber eyes. The
body needed to mimic the picture of the beloved pet as closely as
possible. Black upper body. White lower body. In the end… total
amount of diamonds to make up the Cavalier King Charles Cocker
And then… dog myths not-withstanding… it was done. And a sigh of
relief pervaded the land as invitations were offered via Tidbits and
email to one and all: "Send me a picture of your pet and I’ll
immortalize it for you in silver or in gold or in platinum… with
gems of your choosing and mythological facts to match.
So. You wanna see. Go. You know where. And you will see a Cavalier
King Charles Cocker Spaniel with black and white diamonds galore.
For those of you who are new to this thing called Tidbits…may I
direct you to my home page at http://www.tyler-adam.com where you
will scroll down the left side menu till you get to the area that
says Current Tidbits… click it… and you will see represented on
our pages an image of a Cavalier King Charles Cocker Spaniel in white
gold and studded with diamonds.
And there ya have it.
That’s it for this week folks.
Catch you all next week.