ScavezzeGoldsmith

Scavezze Goldsmith

Salida, Colorado · 48 Sales

ScavezzeGoldsmith

Scavezze Goldsmith

Salida, Colorado 48 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(23)

Announcement   Scavezze Goldsmith is a working studio in the Mountains of Colorado, consisting of Jerry Scavezze and Toni Tischer. We specialize in hand forged, anticlastic jewelry. Our line consists of Earrings, Bracelets, Rings, Necklaces, etc. We work in 14K, 18K, and Platinum. The work is heirloom quality. You're granddaughter will enjoy wearing this jewelry. Money Back guarantee if not delighted. Call or email us for info. Jerry

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 3, 2015

Scavezze Goldsmith is a working studio in the Mountains of Colorado, consisting of Jerry Scavezze and Toni Tischer. We specialize in hand forged, anticlastic jewelry. Our line consists of Earrings, Bracelets, Rings, Necklaces, etc. We work in 14K, 18K, and Platinum. The work is heirloom quality. You're granddaughter will enjoy wearing this jewelry. Money Back guarantee if not delighted. Call or email us for info. Jerry

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5 out of 5 stars
(23)
lenai3

lenai3 on Jun 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I just received my earring. I LOVE them. I purchased the silver but I am saving my money so I can get them in white gold. Perfect size. Perfect style. Perfect compliment to any outfit.

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About

We specialize in Anticlastic Raising, a jewelry process which makes a very sculptural, lightweight , piece that conveys motion on the body.

While I have been a Goldsmith my entire adult life, Scavezze Goldsmith was begun in 1989. The company consists of Jerry Scavezze and Toni Tischer, both Goldsmiths working together in a collaborative effort. Often the pieces are designed by one or the other of us, but just as often we bounce ideas and new designs off of each other. We believe that by collaborating we get the best possible piece. We both love the anticlastic process because of the sculptural quality of the finished jewelry. They are truly like wearing little sculptures and are very 3 dimensional. People approach you from all directions, shouldn't your jewelry look good from all sides? All of our jewelry if done with "conflict free" diamonds and "Harmony Metals" recycled gold. It doesn't contribute to new mining in any way.

All of our anticlastic forming is done using steel hammers on plastic stakes or plastic mallets on steel stakes. Metal does not want to bend this way so it must be "gently persuaded" with the hammers. No molds or castings are used. The metal is not hammered into a form the shape of the earring but rather formed freehand over the stakes. Many "courses" or passes are required to deform the metal into the desired shape. After each course the metal must be annealed (softened by heating), to restore its workability. If too many courses are done without annealing the metal becomes brittle. Once the desired shape is reached the metal must then be planished all over to remove any hammer marks or irregularities. The piece must then be polished and or sandblasted to complete the project.

Each pair will match (mirror images but the same size and shape), but because there are no molds used there may be slight variations from pair to pair.

I have always been intrigued by movement in jewelry. Here, movement is conveyed simply by the fluid shapes and by the reflection of light from the curved surfaces. Put them on, and they seem to dance in mid-air.

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  • Jerry Scavezze

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Sales, Promotion, Janitor

    I live at 7000' high in the Colorado Mountains. I have been a Goldsmith all of my adult life. I fell in love with Gold and Jewelry at 20 years old and the romance has never ended (40+ years). I still enjoy working in the studio and creating new items

  • Toni Tischer

    Maker, Designer, Curator

Shop policies

Last updated on April 20, 2013

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
100% satisfaction guarantee . We will exchange it , fix it, or refund it. Your Choice. Refunds need to be request within 7 days of receiving item.
Payment
Colorado residents will be charged 2.9% tax
Shipping
Most pieces are shipped UPS 2nd day air, Signature Required. Let us know if you want it shipped to P.O. box.
Additional policies and FAQs
We do Wholesale. Minimum 8 pcs. Message for details