Blog - Mathieu Chaume, Artist Jeweler & Urban Wood Worker 
  • Wedding Anniversary - Traditional Theme

    Wedding Anniversary - Traditional Theme
    1st Year Paper
    2nd Year Cotton
    3rd Year Leather
    4th Year Fruit/Flowers (US)
    5th Year Wood
    6th Year Iron (US)
    7th Year Copper (US)
    8th Year Bronze; Pottery (US)
    9th Year Willow; Pottery (US)
    10th Year Aluminum (US);
    11th Year Steel
    12th Year Home Décor (US)
    13th Year Lace
    14th Year Ivory
    15th Year Crystal
    16th Year Silverware
    17th Year Furniture
    18th Year Porcelain
    19th Year Bronze
    20th Year Porcelain
    21st Year Brass; Nickel
    22nd Year Copper
    23rd Year Silver Plate
    24th Year Opal (US)
    25th Year Silver
    26th Year Pictures
    27th Year Sculptures
    28th Year Orchids
    29th Year Furniture
    30th Year Pearl
    35th Year Coral (US & UK);
    40th Year Ruby
    45th Year Sapphire
    50th Year Gold
    55th Year Emerald
    60th Year Diamond
  • Design your own Birthstone Ring. Ask for an addition for customized order.

    Design your own Birthstone Ring.

    The Origin of Birthstones
    The idea of a birthstone, a gemstone that corresponds to a person’s birth month, is a relatively modern creation. However, its origin dates back to biblical times. Historians believe the twelve gemstones of the breastplate of Aaron corresponded originally to the twelve tribes of Israel. However, Josephus and St. Jerome, in the 1st and 5th centuries CE respectively, began linking these gems with the signs of the zodiac. Presumably, each stone offered wearers special powers during the corresponding astrological period. Therefore, people tried to collect and wear all twelve gems throughout the year as talismans or for therapeutic benefits.The modern association of one gem to each month, and the practice of wearing just the stone connected to your birth month, arose between the 16th and 18thcenturies. The list of so-called ancient or “traditional birthstones” originated in Poland during this time. In the United States in 1912, the National Association of Jewelers released a list of so-called “modern birthstones.”
    How do Traditional and Modern Birthstone Jewelry Differ?
    Although the lists differ somewhat, romantic gem enthusiasts in Western cultures today commonly choose birthstones from both selections. While most contemporary consumers don’t typically attribute special powers to these stones, the gems do have popular meanings and associations.While traditional birthstones include a mix of transparent and opaque gems, such as opal, pearl, and turquoise, the modern list features only transparent gems. Practically speaking, this makes it easier to mix different gems into one piece of modern birthstone jewelry. However, if you prefer the traditional look to the modern alternative, choose one of the ancient stones for your jewelry.
  • How do I calculate my ring size?

    Prior a purchase, it is highly recommanded to visit a local jeweler to know your exact ring size.

    We offer ring sizer in our shop https://atelierdubonbouleau.patternbyetsy.com/shop/24755096/ring-sizer

    All our Wood Rings are designed based on COMFORT FIT model.

    See attached picture for your size references per country.
  • Really! The average $6,324 Americans spend on an engagement ring.

    People in California spend the most on engagement rings, while those in Mississippi spend the least.

    ... the average $6,324 Americans spend on an engagement ring.
  • Gold Filled versus Solid Gold and Plated Gold

    What is Gold Filled?
    Gold-filled is a United States layered gold product that is gaining popularity throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe. It is a quality material that is common in all types of jewelry. The product is easy to care for and will usually maintain its golden shine for a lifetime.Gold-filled is constructed in two or three layers. The core metal is jewelers’ brass. A gold alloy is then bonded to one or both surfaces of the brass core with heat and pressure. Unlike plated (aka electroplated or "dipped") metals, Gold-filled is legally required to contain 5% or 1/20 gold by weight. This 5% is then described by the karatage of the gold alloy. Our Gold-filled items are 14kt gold-filled. 14k Gold-filled products are identified as 14/20 Gold-filled; alternatively, 14kt Gold-Filled is also acceptable.
  • Handcrafted Wood Rings, Feel the positive energy of Mother Nature

    Once upon a time, a wood ring was born. Every ring has a story, what is yours?

    Let's design the ring of your life, meet the artist locally in MONTREAL

    Contact us mchaume@gmail.com
    C.: 514-802-2587

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