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Our Melted pieces are exactly as they sound: while working the wax model, we melt and manipulate the design into flowing, swirling, molten lines. Every single Melted piece is one of a kind, and custom work is welcome, as long as you are prepared for a design adventure, as we cannot ever completely predict what will turn out!
These pieces are often finished with a combination sandblasted/polished texture, but if you prefer a full sandblasting on any item, just let us know in the comments section of the purchase.
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Raw gemstones- rough bits of mineral and color and fire pulled from the Earth and set directly into the metals they once shared ground with. Raw power, raw design... raw, unbridled nature- captured in art.
These are stones that have had no cutting, drilling, shaping or polishing whatsoever. They have internal inclusions naked to the world, crystal structures perfectly visible in some, while cleavage lines and shatter marks show up in others. This line is our second most popular, and quite often surprising people by how much they begin to love it.
This design line is in stark contrast to the CAD/CAM jewelry so often found in design schools and shopping malls. Nearly every piece is one of a kind, and custom work is a double blind adventure, as we cannot predict how the lines and curves of metal will follow the natural shards and angles of a stone.
Raw stones cannot be guaranteed, as they are often jagged and will wear over time. This, however, is one of the benefits of the line- a gemstones that will age while you do, slowly revealing the fire inside.
As often as we can, we buy the stones direct from the source- small mine owners in Kenya and Nigeria, Brazil and Oregon. We visit trade shows only once a year usually, so supplies are limited at best. Once a parcel of river sapphires sells out, that is often it until next winter, when we can meet up with the dealers again. This also makes it difficult to specially procure a size, color, or gem that may not be in our collection.
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