Every piece of jewelry made is a combination of precious metal, gemstones, design and craftmanship. Industrywide, compromises in metal and stone grades, design details, durability and manufacturing methods are needed to satisfy a wide range of consumer needs. At Jabel, we do not make compromises. Our jewelry is crafted with all concern for enhancing the special qualities of fine gold or platinum and highlighting the features of hand-selected stones, thus creating timeless, inspired designs in ways that assure lasting durability and appreciation.
The die-striking process is the method which most Jabel components are made and results in much higher density and durability than more common “cast” jewelry that is made in low-pressure molds. The cornerstone of the Jabel Method is “PRESSURE”. After alloying, our experienced jewelers begin forming intricate parts using a series of metal forming tools, called dies. Fifty tons of pressure is repeatedly applied to the ingot as it is rolled and formed into gold or platinum of higher luster and greater density. Whether an engagement ring or a fancy diamond bracelet, each Jabel piece can be expected to last a lifetime.
Our alloys are exceptional. Strength and malleability are critical to the longevity of any jewelry. In-house metal alloying assures our customers that the precious metal in today’s Jabel pieces is every but as pure as when we started making jewelry. Jabel was one of the first manufacturers to create white gold using a 15% mixture of Palladium, resulting in a whiter, cleaner-looking white gold. Our Platinum is 95% Platinum and 5% Ruthenium, an excellent alloy renowned for its hardness and wear resistance.
Handcrafted in America, our methods of manufacture, although evolved through modern techniques, are still a process of hand-assembly, setting, finishing and polishing. Our highly skilled artisans create the equivalent of original works of art. Each piece is handcrafted requiring as many as 50 separate steps to complete a piece of jewelry.