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hk+np studio Jewelry / Architecture Blog: The Metals in our Jewelry February 01, 2016

Silver jewelry, most commonly uses an alloy to make jewelry which is know as Sterling Silver, or .925 Silver. The reason for this is that natural silver is considered too soft for most applications. Silverware, and most silver jewelry contains 92.5% silver, and 7.5%...
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Architecture and Jewelry: Part 3: Discovering Craft Sanyuu January 29, 2016

Our search for exemplary craftsmanship took us back to japan where Hiroko had made the first pieces as a student of architecture. We hesitated to look for a casting studio in Japan at first because we were worried about the costs to have it made there. But after realizing some...
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Architecture and Jewelry: Part 2, Searching for a Casting Studio January 20, 2016

I suppose that being an architect and in the architecture field should have deterred us from pursuing a jewelry studio. Adding to that feeling is the fact that we don't have any experience in making jewelry or casting metals ourselves. Indeed, we have come to learn that this is a...
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