Hot off the press, Cynthia Unninayar has published the latest Eco Trends in Jewelry and how and where they are worn! More and more attention is landing on designers and makers to source materials responsibly and this is our main goal as Ethical Metalsmiths. My reclaimed 18k gold Radiant Cufflinks with Diamond Foundry cultured diamonds [...]
Worth more than just scrap, this heavy gold bracelet with meteorite has become a statement bib-necklace with just a few minor changes and a simple extender chain. A bold way to honor the gift, while updating the style!
Ethical Metalsmiths next fun event will be a Trunk show at Terra Firma in Berkeley CA: Four Ethical Metalsmiths will show their amazing work for a one day event celebrating Terra Firma's recently opened Berkeley location, sales to benefit Ethical Metalsmiths! It promises to be a special and elegant event with a reception starting at [...]
The latest use of responsibly mined Australian Silvermist Diamonds ™ for those who prefer subtle and delicate while contemporary, these new tiny pebble earring studs measure 5mm, and are made from 100% reclaimed recycled and oxidized sterling silver.
Repurposing old unwanted or damaged jewelry is a fun way of recycling! Jewelry materials are usually valuable so nothing goes to waste, and then there's a NEW piece reborn from the old. This ring is made from 18k gold scrap and a re-cut lapis lazuli cabochon, in a setting referencing Early Renaissance Jewelry.
Dramatic combination of light and intense blue sapphires brightened by the white pearl center, framed elegantly in pure palladium and diamonds- made specially for a lucky client. Palladium glows bright red as its welded under intense heat seen here in the progress shots. 100% recycled palladium and client's gemstones
These earrings were a larger project than they appear: Simple sterling droplet shapes appear to be "sprinkled" with the client's mine-cut tiny diamonds, yet every stone was an asymmetrical shape and each had to be custom fit and set securely into the silver. The result is a lovely subtle glittery twinkle like stars in the night [...]
Reclaimed Silver was forged and fabricated to the client's specifications incorporating a lovely tourmaline for this lovely gift. You can see here the "before and after" shots how the metal can be formed by hammering to the graceful curves of the abstracted starfish- this like so many gifts were developed at the end of the [...]
Color is everything: to draw out the full spectrum in a "Black" pearl, just add Red or Green. Here the side stones of natural Spinel bring out the Blush of pink in this beautiful Tahitain pearl! And of course its set in (100% reclaimed) 18k gold.
At the pinnacle of the Radiant collection proudly reign's this Radiant Jellyfish Pin-Pendant of undulating hammer formed and burnished 18k gold set with a fine 16mm mabe' pearl which is held in place with 5 platinum set white diamonds, leading to 10 surface set natural Australian cognac diamonds, draped on 18 inch 3 row 18k cable [...]