About our Jewelry

We put forth our jewelry to be judged on its own merit.  We do not subscribe to high pressure sales tactics as we believe in a voluntary trade of your hard earned dollar for our jewelry.  Our workmanship is of the best quality and when you deal with us we will treat you as any of us would like to be treated.

Decades in our wilderness setting have given us a deep appreciation for the untamed freedom of a wild land and a desire to convey that appreciation artistically.  See About RockClimbingJewelry

All of our designs are hand made with strict attention to detail and quality.  Every item is carefully checked for quality before shipment.  We use only the finest supplies and materials in our jewelry. Additional findings are supplied to us by reputable companies in the industry.

Our jewelry making process starts with designing and hand-carving the wax original.

This wax model is then encased in vulcanizing rubber. When the rubber is set, the mold is cut into two parts and the original wax model is removed. A pressurized heated wax pot, called a wax injector, is used to inject wax into the rubber mold. From the models made with this process, wax trees are created.

These wax trees are then encased in a plaster mold. After the plaster mold is steamed to remove the majority of the wax, it is baked in an oven at 1,300F degrees for up to 12 hours to remove the last remaining wax. This plaster mold is then placed on a vacuum table and gold or silver, melted in an electric furnace, is poured into themold. When the metal has solidified, the mold is dropped into water and the plaster explodes, leaving the trees of gold or silver. The pieces are then cut from the trees. The jewelry pieces are then partially hand finished before being completely finished in a series of mass finishing machines.

We also hand make, from tool steel, our own dies and mandrels for forming our popular carabiner from silver wire.