Elegance in simple shapes, open spaces, and clear accents designed to connote individuality and sternness of cause, characterizes the Classics series. It is a balanced mix of contemporary accents and vintage appeal.
In conjunction with the theme of origins, we believe that basic shapes and clear accents are the basis of any design development. As such, this collection sustains original shapes as a basic foundation for the future exploration in design.
FEATURED ELEMENT: Organic Pam Ivory
Palm Ivory© is our featured eco-element. Termed endearingly “Vegetable Ivory,” it is refined to show its natural and individually unique colors and ingrains. Palm Ivory is (commonly known as Tagua) is a seed of a palm tree from the rainforest of Ecuador. A fair trade compliant organization harvests the nut, benefiting the local people and economy.
The unique properties of this seed are its strength, color and visible grains. It is an extremely hard seed that withstand significant wear and tear. The chemistry of an individual only makes the seed remarkably stronger and silkier feeling.
The synthesis of simple shapes, elegant metal and diamond accents, and the uniqueness of vegetable ivory truly makes this series “Classics.”
All the jewelry is made with recycled metals, predominantly gold and platinum, high-grade conflict-free diamonds, and fair trade gems. The integration of these sustainable jewelry elements with seeds of vegetable ivory is a complex and delicate challenge that took years to develop.
The seed goes through an extensive refining process. It starts with the whole seed that gets sliced in a certain direction to take advantage of the most amounts of the seed. Then the process of selection starts. Not all seeds are pure white nor are they without any overly cumbersome grains, cracks, or gaps. So, akin to the selection of a diamond, we must search for the seed slice that has the purest of colors and beautiful grains, without too many cracks and holes. The selected seed piece then gets shaped and cut to the specifications of the design. Finally, the shaped seed gets polished to fine shine. The fastening of the seed to the conventionally manufactured metals without any glue is the most challenging of the process.
A combination of old-world hand craftsmanship and high-tech machinery and devices (lasers, CNC machinery, advanced casting) were required to achieve the challenge. Both are interdependent and indispensable for the success of the design.
Every piece of jewelry made is authentic. Each seed has its own grains and colors. For that reason, we place under our logo in the back of every piece a unique serial number.
MADE in the USA
The entire process of our jewelry is proudly made in Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A. From the world, to the world.