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Meet the Motley Metals

Because we love color of all kinds, we are smitten by the artful alchemy that is colored metal! Be it Titanium, Aluminum, Platinum, Silver, or Gold, all of these metals amplify the wonderful dance of light that reflects through stones or texture. How are such Motley Metals achieved? One theory is: Nature + Curiosity + Innovation = Beauty!

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Because we love color of all kinds, we are smitten by the artful alchemy that is colored metal! Be it Titanium, Aluminum, Platinum, Silver, or Gold, all of these metals amplify the wonderful dance of light that reflects through stones or texture. How are such Motley Metals achieved? One theory is: Nature + Curiosity + Innovation = Beauty!

 
 
Suzanne Syz Knot Ring Motley Metals

SUZANNE SYZ

Suzanne Syz’s dynamic, radiant colored jewelry is confirmation why it is better to have something rather than someone wrapped around your finger! Her “Tie That Knot” sapphire ring, set in radiant titanium blue, is a nod to the playful whimsy and 1980’s NYC Pop Art influence that distinguishes her work. The sapphires are set in two rows and (in an almost chameleon-like fashion) the luminescent glow of the blue titanium creates the illusion of no visible metal from the top! While there is much technicality involved in the artistry and materials, the idea behind it is simple: an elegant ring that can be worn casually by day - or elegantly into the night! 

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MARGHERITA BRURGENER

Titanium in it’s purest form is grey... unless Margherita Burgener’s “alchemy” is involved! The transformation of her radiant hues is via nuanced oxidation - a highly-developed, specialist skill. Her creations are also imbued with another special element: family. “Margherita" is the name of the designer’s first daughter and “Burgener" is her family’s surname, who happen to be skilled goldsmiths in Valenza, Italy. Every piece is designed and handmade in the family workshop. The inspiration behind her precious creations are the “little wonders of nature”. The delicate luminosity of these flower petal earrings perfectly mirror the lightness of titanium... dipped in diamonds for good measure.

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ZAFFIRO JEWELRY

Elizabeth and Jack of Zaffiro Jewelry have a phenomenal flair for exploring non-traditional color combinations. Their cleverly developed alloys and techniques in an array of precious metals are a striking compliment to their labor intensive granulated jewelry - an ancient 4,000 year old Etruscan legacy. An example of such mesmerizing color is the “Corona” bangle bracelet: the rich, dark charcoal tones of forged and oxidized sterling silver with the beautiful intensity only 22 karat gold possesses. This Motley Metal pairing is set off perfectly with red Spinels... welcome to the wonderfully colorful world of Zaffiro!


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LORENZ BÄUMER

When Lorenz Baumer graduated from engineering school, he set out to dazzle the world with technical structures... of the precious kind. And dazzle he did with vibrant, geometric jewels inspired by architecture and poetry. Ever the daring innovator, Lorenz does not shy from color - or the challenging medium of Titanium! His "Stackable Earrings" with Amethyst, Aquamarine, purple Sapphire (and a touch of white gold) are deliciously drenched with color, but assuredly light to wear.

Ortaea Koral Ring Motley Metals

ORTAEA

Our final Motely Metals jewel is a sensational “Koral” diamond ring by Ortaea London. Inspired by soft coral, it is made of 18 karat Black Gold. What exactly is "black gold"? It is a decadent, rich black finish achieved by plating gold with Rhodium. Mita Vohra, the woman behind Ortaea (a fusion of "Ortus" Latin for beginning and "Gaea" Greek Goddess of Earth and Creation), draws from nature, history and the wonders of the universe to create pieces that celebrate the power, style and strength of women. Just a few of our favorite things!

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