This item is part of the Following Collections
Root Rings grow in many different directions, but somehow unify into a piece of wearable, organic art. They can be studded with gemstones, melted bits of contrasting metal, or simple and plain.
Each Root ring is formed from pieces of wax leftover from other design processes. The steps that we take to achieve the unique textures and lines are our trade secret. No two will ever be remotely alike. We believe these are collector pieces.
Custom work in this line is welcomed, but unpredictable as to the finished look. We can constrain some parameters, such as width and finger size, or what stones are set, but the rest is a completely organic process. If you are adventurous enough for that- you may be the proud owner of your own Root Ring someday!
Other items available in the Root collection
Swirling eddies of water, broken bits of twig, the foam on the edge of a tidal pool... these are forms repeated in the Organic collection. Lines that appear to have grown on your finger, soft and hard edges in contrast to our brick and sawmill confined lives.
This design line often overlaps other lines, such as the Root Ring or the Raw Gemstones. You might be surprised at how comfortable these are to wear, with beveled inside shanks on the rings, sandblasted or satin brushed backs on necklaces, and a bend towards the softened line. There are often little hidden 'treasure' stones sprinkled throughout the pieces.
Other items available in the Organic collection
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.
Other items available in the Raw collection