What exactly is milgrain? In French, the term translates to a ‘thousand grains’, which is the perfect description for this intricate technique. For hundreds of years, jewellers and artisans have used specialised milgrain tools to form small balls or beads on a metal surface to create a decorative finish or border.
Milgrain might just possibly be that last defining detail that completes your ultimate wedding or engagement ring. Reminiscent of a time passed by, milgrain will help to bring to life that antique or vintage style ring you have been dreaming of. Or even personalise a newer and modern style of ring.
Jewellers use milgrain to form lovely little trails of shiny metal beads to perfectly frame your diamond or to highlight the delicate craftsmanship of the piece. Still popular today, women love milgrain for the fine feminine style this technique offers. Celebrities have fallen in love with this trend; Natalie Portman’s and Katie Holme’s hands have both been adorned with stunning milgrain rings.
If you are after a vintage style ring or a delicate feminine piece, milgrain can be the perfect touch to bring your dream ring to life.
Fleur and the entire gang at Larsen in Melbourne are WONDERFUL. They produce the most amazing pieces of jewellery. Fleur worked very closely with my partner (who, although very creative, had no idea about jewellery) to make the most gorgeous engagement ring. He was met with patience, guidance, prompt feedback and responses, and he was always made to feel welcome to make changes or slight tweaks to his original design. When it came to creating my wedding band together, we had the same experience. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Larsen Jewellery to anyone looking for beautiful custom jewellery!! Thank you Fleur & Larsen Jewellery for the two pieces that I will own for a lifetime!
05:31 22 Jul 20
My partner and I both got engagement rings made by Rod. They are absolutely beautiful, we are in love with them. We had Rod helping us on our journey of picking diamonds and getting the bands made. He was so helpful and patient. Highly recommend this place
00:32 22 Jul 20
I cannot rate Larsen highly enough. It is always an absolute pleasure working with them to design jewellery. From an engagement ring, to wedding bands and birthday earrings, they always provide the absolute best service and the highest quality products. I doubt I’ll set foot in another jewellers when these guys can customise whatever I could ever need. Thanks again to the whole Larsen team!
04:47 19 Jul 20
From when I first wandered in off the street (without an appointment - sorry!) to completion of my fiancee's beautiful engagement ring, Fleur and the Larsen Jewellery team were an absolute delight to deal with throughout the process. Having decided to take the more traditional route and surprise my partner, and knowing little about diamonds beyond their reputation for being expensive, trust was an important factor for me in choosing a jeweller. Fleur instantly put my mind at ease, in that she patiently explained 'the four Cs', emphasised the importance of sticking to a budget that suited me (there was not even a hint of upselling) and was clearly passionate about her work. Indeed, I could sense that ensuring the final product was right for my partner was also important to her. I can confirm that the story had a happy ending - my fiancee loves her ring - and I would not hesitate in recommending Larsen Jewellery.
00:44 08 Jul 20
Had such a lovely experience with Larsen Jewellery. Sarina guided us with helping design our wedding rings and sent us mockups before they were finalised to be made. When I came to collect the rings, they were presented very well and they also gave my engagement ring a very nice polish. We were so happy with the results. The process was super smooth and met our deadline and budget. Will definitely recommend!