PACKAGING

I always envisioned PIA’s pieces to arrive inside packaging that clients would treasure and want to keep, and that they would even use to put other jewelry in! How lovely to be able to help care for your most precious possessions!  During the first few years of PIA, we packed...

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GOLD PLATING

Gold plated jewelry is a pretty broad term as it consists of a wide range of base metals coated with a layer of gold.  The dictionary definition of Vermeil is simply ‘gilded silver’, however, when applied to modern jewelry terms it is a bit more complicated. In the U.S. to...

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STONE INLAY

In this chapter of how it's made we want to focus on the meticulous task of inlay. Inlay refers to decorating an object by embedding pieces of a different material in it, flush with its surface. This technique applies to a wide range of sculpture and the decorative arts, employing...

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METAL CASTING

I am sure some of you have wondered how exactly we get to make so many of the same pieces and have them look exactly like each other, and the answer is molds! I made the first Third Eye ring for personal use, however I shortly realized I needed to...

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STONE SOURCING

Stones are obviously one of the main characters in the story of PIA, and a huge inspiration to everything we create. I have been in love with mosaics and joinery since I was a little girl, and as soon as I started learning how to make jewelry, I became immediately...

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DESIGN

From concept to reality, there are many stages to make a piece of jewelry work! For me, it all starts with an outline to be inlaid in stone, like for example the scarab in the SunRa collection! After I have settled on the contour of the stone inlay I adapt...

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