18KT FAIRMINED ECOLOGICAL GOLD JEWELRY HANDCRAFTED IN NYC
MADE BY MASTER JEWELERS
Behind each piece of FUTURA jewelry is a small team of passionate master jewelers who craft each piece thoughtfully by hand, with the utmost attention to care and detail, here in New York City.
Our workshop, founded in 1954 in New York City by an expert Parisian jeweler, has been making jewelry for some of the most renowned jewelry houses in the world. As a multi-generational family business, their expertise was recognized by Christie’s Auction House, who named the workshop “the jewelers, jeweler”.
After years of success serving the luxury jewelry industry, the workshop became aware of the issues of small-scale gold mining and decided to change their procedures to become an ethical workshop.
HOW OUR JEWELRY IS MADE
Each piece of jewelry made in our workshop, starts off as a copper and/or sterling silver model to test the proportions and engineering. Once the process is perfected, the Jewelers then craft each piece with 18kt Fairmined Ecological gold.
Many different skills are required to achieve the final product, with the utmost attention to detail even down to the fraction of a millimeter.
All test materials are smelted down, to be used again for future models.
the final step: polishing
Once the final Ecological gold model has been made, it's time for finishing and polishing. The polisher has an incredibly important job, one wrong move and the whole piece could be ruined. They could truly make or break the finished piece in the last step of the process.
Polishing is a very lengthy and involved process requiring multiple levels of filing, sanding, and buffing to achieve that super shiny lustre.
There is a high level of skill required to become a master jeweler that is only honed after many decades in the industry. Making jewelry is an intense labor of love, one that finds many without them looking. It's an art form that is slowly being replaced with 3-D modeling, yet some jewelry cannot be made on a computer. There will always be a need for human hands to finish and polish the final product as well.
The human touch is a subtle feeling that gives a piece of jewelry more soul. You can certainly feel the love when you put on a piece that is crafted by hand. Discover 18kt Fairmined Ecological gold jewelry, handcrafted in NYC by the masters.