Why Custom Made Jewelry

The Difference

Superior craftsmanship, integrity of materials, and simple elegant design that serves to complement your stone — these are the timeless, often understated qualities of heirlooms. We believe you’ll see and feel this the moment you hold one of our pieces in hand.

Better Craftsmanship

Each piece of jewelry is designed to be enjoyed for years, handcrafted entirely using only traditional forging, forming, and fabrication techniques. This approach while difficult and time consuming, requires the skilled hand and experience of a classically trained goldsmith. NÉWA goldsmiths spend hours – from the fit of delicate filigree to the finish on the back of some earrings, on the smallest details.

Integrity of Materials

Jewelry at the studio begins as an ingot (a block of gold), that is forged and cold rolled into sheet from which goldsmiths sculpt, form, and weld into a work of art. This process is called hand fabrication. Jewelry made in this way significantly increases the hardness and tensile strength over cast jewelry that make up most of the market.

The benefits are real. Harder metals offer better resistance to everyday dings and scratches. Their greater tensile strength allows rings to hold their shape since forged metal is more difficult to displace; an essential quality for securing gemstones in their settings.

Up to 2x The Tensile Strength

Hand Fabricated Jewelry from Forged Materials

100%

Cast Jewelry

50%

Up to 2x The Hardness

Hand Fabricated Jewelry from Forged Materials

100%

Cast Jewelry

50%

Design

As a studio founded on commissioned projects, we’ve been handcrafting jewelry since 1981. In those years, we have dealt first hand with the interplay between design and engineering needed to bring jewelry into reality. With years of experience, NÉWA offers expertise you can trust. So rest easy. Leave the planning to us. With a user centered approach to the design process, we’ll consider all the details when drafting proposals so that the design is best tailored for you.