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The Handcrafted Advantage: Why H. Sena Chooses Artistry Over Mass Production

Handmade engagement rings and wedding bands in Singapore

At H. Sena, we take immense pride in our commitment to handcrafted artistry. Each piece of jewellery we create is meticulously crafted by hand from start to finish by our master jewellers in our own production facility located in Singapore. But why do we choose this labor-intensive process over more efficient mass-production methods? Let's delve into the world of handmade jewellery and discover why it's superior to cast pieces.

The Handmade Difference

Handmade jewellery, also known as hand-fabricated jewellery, is created entirely from scratch by skilled craftsmen. This process begins with raw pieces of metal, usually in the form of wire or sheets. Our artisans then manipulate this metal through cutting, hammering, shaping, and annealing (heating) to create the desired design. Once the metalwork is complete, it's polished to perfection before the gemstones are carefully set.

This meticulous process results in jewelry that is:

  1. Denser and More Durable: Handmade jewellery is almost 50% harder than cast jewellery. The metal becomes much denser through the hammering and shaping process, resulting in a more durable product with increased resistance to scratching and bending.

  2. Finer and More Delicate: The increased durability allows us to create finer and narrower designs with a more delicate appearance. By comparison, cast rings often have a bulkier look to compensate for their lower density.

  3. Versatile in Design: Hand fabrication allows us to combine multiple types of metals seamlessly without introducing flaws or decreasing durability. For instance, a handmade engagement ring with a yellow gold band and white gold prongs won't suffer from porosity, a common flaw in cast pieces combining different metals.

  4. Unique and Customisable: Each handmade piece is truly one-of-a-kind. The process allows for intricate, custom designs that are impossible to achieve through casting.

The Casting Process: A Comparison

In contrast, the vast majority of retailers use the casting method. This involves creating a mould and pouring molten metal into it to form the piece. While more efficient for mass production, casting has several drawbacks:

  1. Lower Density: Cast metal is less dense, making it weaker and more prone to breaking or bending.

  2. Limited Detail: It's challenging to create very fine, delicate details through casting due to the metal's limited durability.

  3. Combining Metals is Tricky: When different metals are needed, components must be cast separately and then soldered together, potentially introducing weak points.

  4. Less Customisation: While cast pieces can be modified, they lack the level of customisation possible with hand fabrication.

The H. Sena Difference

At H. Sena, we believe that true luxury lies in the details. That's why we insist on hand-fabricating each piece of jewellery. Our master craftsmen pour their passion and expertise into every creation, ensuring unparalleled quality and attention to detail. It's a testament to our dedication to creating jewellery that's not just beautiful, but also durable enough to become cherished family heirlooms.


While handmade jewelry requires more time, skill, and effort to produce, we believe the superior quality, durability, and customisation possibilities make it well worth the investment. When you choose a H. Sena piece, you're not just buying jewellery – you're investing in a work of art, crafted with passion and precision to last a lifetime and beyond.

Experience the H. Sena difference for yourself and connect with us today! . Visit our atelier to see our master jewellers at work and discover the unparalleled beauty of truly handcrafted jewellery.


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