To slash costs and save time, the mass production of jewelry has led to a steady erosion of proficiency in artisanal techniques. Many manufacturers today lean on casting jewelry from molds in their production, but this comes with a big downside. Casting reduces hardness and strength of the material by 50%.
NÉWA forges its metals and cold rolls them into bar or sheet, from which goldsmiths cut and sculpt into jewelry. Called fabrication, this method of handcrafting jewelry retains the material’s hardness and tensile strength. Although it may take more precision, care and time, the results are well worth it. The difference can be seen in the crisp lines, defined transitions, and increased durability of each piece.
We believe we exist to not only create beautiful jewelry with our clients but to also share the special craft of goldsmithing. Every detail, from the technical process to material use and sourcing, is carefully considered.