When someone holds a special place in your heart, so do their treasured possessions.
So when you inherit a piece of jewelry from a loved one, you want to do everything you can to honor their memory.
Sometimes that's as simple as keeping the piece safe or wearing it as is. But, other times, you know the owner would want the piece worn, but in a way that makes it as special to you as it was to them.
3D printing is everywhere, but it still feels a bit like science fiction.
You’ve likely heard of 3D printing or seen it used on TV (3D printed organs on Grey’s Anatomy, anyone?). Maybe you even have access to a 3D printer at school or work. But have you considered 3D printed jewelry?
Many designers and jewelers have adopted this technology and are taking jewelry design to a whole new level.
You're out with the guys watching Steph Curry clean up during the NBA Finals. The announcers are fawning over the Golden State Warriors' impressive run through all of 2015 and 2016. They cut to a shot of the 2015 NBA championship ring.
Your friend says, "Couldn't they come up with a better prize for these guys than a gaudy ring?"
You jump in and explain the astonishing symbolism and craftsmanship behind every detail of NBA championship rings for the last six years.
Jaws would drop. Rings suddenly don't seem like such a "lame" prize anymore.