Witness the Birth of an Eddie Borgo Gemstone Pyramid Bracelet

Edythe wears the Eddie Borgo Graduated Pyramid Cuff. Photo by Rodolfo Martinez.

Ever wonder how your treasured jewels are made? The necklace you wear everywhere but the shower, or the rings you slip on before heading out on the town. We asked Eddie Borgo to get super-specific on the how-it’s-made of his beloved beauties. In this first part (of three) we witness the birth of the Graduated Pyramid Bracelet — an Eddie Borgo classic.

Ideation
“Hand-sketching is always the first step.”
Eddie Borgo_Graduated Pyramid Bracelet Step 1

Development
“After analyzing the raw stone, we are able to make cuts based on the shapes we need, then polish or sandblast. For the Gemstone Pyramid group, we used a sandblasting technique to achieve a matte, powdery finish on the stone.”
Eddie Borgo_Graduated Pyramid Bracelet Step 2

“With 3D renderings, we can also view styles in groups to help us see the full range of a collection before ever producing one physical sample. This is especially helpful when merchandising the collection.”
Eddie Borgo_Graduated Pyramid Bracelet Step 3_A“The animated rendering is a 3D model in a virtual studio. We are able to rate the model, zoom in and out, and even see the insides of the piece designed. This allows us to analyze every angle and see any potential manufacturing problems. The computer generates a still image of each angle of the piece and puts them together in a video animation to get a seamless look at the entire piece.”

Birth of an Eddie Borgo Graduated Pyramid Bracelet from BlackBook on Vimeo.

Final Product
“The Gemstone Pyramid bracelet and cuff with matte agate gemstones and a matte rose gold finish has become a best selling style for the season.”

Eddie Borgo_Graduated Pyramid Bracelet Step 5_A Eddie Borgo_Graduated Pyramid Bracelet Step 5_B

 

 

Edythe (Marilyn) wears the Eddie Borgo Graduated Pyramid Cuff
Photographer: Rodolfo Martinez
Hair: Hikaru Hirano
Makeup: Ayindé Castro
Fashion Editor: Alyssa Shapiro

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