The cold workshop
What type of cuts are we referring to? In pearl, olive, almond, bevel ... From the star-shaped cut to the iconic diamond cut, the work of the master cutter is above all that of a decorator. The “cold” is a craft of art and excellence: gestures are refined, constantly perfected - from 30 to 35 interventions are necessary for a glass engraved and decorated with fine 24-carat gold.
The piece is engraved with acid and decorated with gold or platinum by brush and hand only. The piece with gold or platinum is then annealed at 500 degrees.
A demanding control is present throughout the manufacturing process. The pieces are examined is chosen, under the watchful eye of our “selectors”.
After this meticulous choice, Saint-Louis can affix its signature. The pieces are finally ready to leave the manufacture, carefully packed in a box wearing the colours of the Maison, the Saint-Louis blue.