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  • New Titanium Ring : Gaia 1

    Hot off the press, a brand new ring using brand new technology.
    This is a design that we have made previously,
    (it is actually a variation on Sé's own wedding band).
    Up until only a few weeks ago, something like this would have been virtually impossible, or at the very least prohibitively expensive. Technology is moving so fast now, and when we hear about what is happening it makes us drool with anticipation of what we can do and what it makes possible.

    This ring has a continuous, unbroken pattern covering the entire inside of the ring.
    It has a flat outer surface, measures 6.8mm wide by 2mm deep, and the inside is a pronounced curve (an inverted D-shape).

    This use of pattern originally came to us as an inspiration from looking at how suits and tailoring would have very understated external presentation, while having something of a flourish or sumptuous detail on the lining. This approach allows us to be very decorative, whilst still having a finished ring that is wearable every day and understated.  This pattern was across the wedding bands and was also applied to a wedding set of cufflinks, bracelet and pearl catch.

    We love finding these details that personalize a persons jewellery. Every one has a story.
    The titanium ring is on sale here

    The titanium printing is done over here;
    their blog is very informative and a good resource for hearing about what is happening in technology innovations;
    & their site;

    At our talk that we gave in Trinity during last years Innovation Festival, we touched on emerging production methods and the gap in application between the process, the initial idea, and the technical finishing and surface quality. We think that now more than ever it is relevant to have hand skills and some knowledge of traditional technique in order to properly realize the potential of one's ideas.
    For anyone who is interested in the debate on technology and craft check out these links;

    ps: Gaia was one of the titans from greek mythology, and Klaproth named Titanium after them in 1791.