Roman National Museum A Sapphire necklace from Rome more than 1700 years ago. Jujube Giant It's owner is one 8 year old gurl who died of pleurisy Necklace and girl's toys out at the same time. From 13 pieces Equal size sapphires made in series. Observe Carefully You can see these sapphires just after simple grinding In many of the most famous museums in Europe treasures of human history contain many sapphires These seven stones are plain and unpretentious a preservation of the look of the future The hard nicks on a gemstone surface Talking with the most simple cravings of production 10th Century – Victoria and Albert Museum In Natural minerals Sapphire is second only to Diamond We want to have sapphires to leave a clear impression Artisans without modern tools need to repeat the patterns a thousand times For Thousands of years Designers used the natural beauty of gemstones to create eye catching modern jewelry In the world of Sapphires generation after generation of artisans have make great effort to constantly surpass themselves in pursuit of the limit of beauty.
London, UK. Peter Roma is 69 years old. Not so long ago, he had knee surgery and has recovered enough to go back to work. Peter Roma, Gem Cutter Historically due to the royal aristocracy's love of extravagance Sapphire from Southeast Asia already had a steady stream into Europe.
Hatton Gardens in Central London as early as the middle ages, had already become a world famous jewelry trading center. As a sapphire cutter, Peter started work when he was 19 years old He is very familiar with every aspect of the craft In this centuries old building, some of the best sapphires in the world meet the top artisans of this age, who open up their beauty to begin a new life. This is a famous European cutting company, the Chas Matthews company, located on the third floor. It consists of only two rooms and a door between the office and another room used to cut precious stones.
At 8 o'clock in the morning, Peter Roma starts his work day From a rough stone it needs to go through three steps of cutting and polishing to inspect the stone and consider its flaws and eventually become a dazzling gemstone. In the process of cutting and grinding, gem cutters put the stone to the cutting wheel and touch and listen to adjust the angle and intensity. Peter Roma has always insisted on handwork He thinks its the most accurate for finding nuances. The gem craftsman cuts and polishes a gem, both a tiny creation and an adventurous pursuit of perfection.
In 1994 Peter Roma and his partner John took over this company. Peter is responsible for cutting John is responsible for polishing. These two started to work together when they began their apprenticeship over fifty years ago. As early as 8BC.
Ancient Greeks were already carving gems In medieval times, the monasteries all over Europe left records of their jewels. After the Renaissance, the upper class pursued a luxurious and exquisite lifestyle. Jewelry craftsman became an independent occupation.