Pascal Vennin, 3 studio

Trade Jeweler 

Who is he?

Pascal Vennin is a jewelry designer who works with precious metals. He was born on August 9, 1966 in Auchel (Pas- de- Calais, France). After graduating and years of professional experience in IT and in the management of nursing homes, Pascal Vennin discovered metal work by chance. In 2011, his wife advised him to take up a jewelry internship, and so he made his first attempts at transforming material there: a revelation that would later change his life! Because he was so fascinated by jewels, he decided to train properly. And for two whole years, he took courses at the famous jewelry Tane school and followed jewelry crimping internships at the Pôle Bijou Baccarat workshop. 

What does he make?

Working with precious metal is carefully regulated in France. To guarantee the authenticity of precious metals to customers, each piece must be hallmarked. Pascal Vennin founded his company at the VMAD, and got his official hallmark license from the French Makers’ mark Custom service in Paris, in December 2013.

He designs rings, pendants, earrings, sterling silver or stone set brooches. He either uses his own stock of precious metal and stones, or reuses old metals to make new jewelry. His jewels are the expression of his creative talent, but he also really enjoys working with the help of his clients. Indeed, he likes repairing jewels, as well as designing new patterns.

How does he work?

Pascal Vennin is an artisan.  All stages of creating his craft are entirely handmade, he doesn’t use any molds.

His work begins with the development of a design that is built mostly around one or several precious stones (cabochons, gemstones and faceted stones). The choice of metal depends on the client and how much he is willing to spend on the jewel. Silver is often a good compromise between price, durability and the gemstone’s brilliance.

The metal is melted and cast into an ingot, a shape suitable for further usage, and then rolled several times to obtain the desired thickness.

The glide is then cut with a jeweler's saw and then shaped with pliers, snaps , hammers and milling cutters. And is ready to be decorated with the stones which are then crimped .The work is finalized with a polishing phase, followed by an ultrasonic bath to remove the last traces of polishing paste on the gem.

CONFIDENCE "I chose to install my workshop at the VMAD, in order to professionalize my business, for my work to be recognized, and to have a nice place to welcome the clients. I would also like to work with other craft professionals, in order to combine new materials to my jewelry."

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