Melted Shell Studs
PRODUCTION TIME: 3 weeks.
- CRAFTSMEN INVOLVED PROCESS: (1) Karim.
- MATERIALS: Made with recycled brass mixed with silver / Gold-plated 24K.
Made completely by hand in our atelier in Cali-Colombia, with sustainable materials such as recycled brass mixed with silver / Gold-plated 24K.
The step by step is as follows: First we create the wax shape, carved by Karim (our Jewelry leader) completely by hand. When we are not satisfied with the wax result, we design the piece in a 3D program on the computer and it is laser printed. Once it is approved, we make a mother mold from which multiple copies are made. The wax trees are made, they are filled with metal (which in our case is recycled bronze mixed with silver. We buy that bronze to other jewelers and we do it with the purpose of reducing waste in the industry). Upon leaving the oven, each piece is polished by hand, by our team of goldsmiths and finally they are bathed in 24K gold (which we outsource to an expert company in this technique). Only the jewelry process can take around 3 months or more when we are doing product development. When it comes to a product that we are reproducing, it may take around 3 weeks depending on the quantities.