Experts in their own original jewelry makings, working in gold, platinum and mokume-gane, (an ancient Japanese metal-layering technique, meaning wood grain metal), the goldsmiths at Goldworks practice the traditional art of fine jewelry making. The jewelry they design is personally designed and hand worked, allowing for constant variation of design, and the growth of creative ideas. Each of the designers brings their own style and jewelry methods, from traditional to artistic, from antique to contemporary styles. All have an excellent eye for quality, craftsmanship and detail; their designs are creative as well as timeless, creating personal heirlooms that express the uniqueness of the person, as well as the special joy of owning something truly original.
Searching for the best piece of jewelry is an exciting yet often daunting process. Goldworks is proud to provide its customers the option of creating custom, one-of-a-kind designs. At Goldworks, the designers and goldsmiths are professionals at interpreting your ideas and desires, and turning them into beautifully crafted jewelry. From rings to pendants to earrings, the process is an enjoyable glimpse into the world of handcrafted makings, as each piece is made by their own in-house goldsmiths. Select your metal, your stones, your design, your style. In the end, the results are truly as unique as you are.
|City||Asheville , NC|
|Address||18 Wall Street|
|Phone Number||(828) 254-2630|
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Goldworks' in-house jewelry experts embody the true art of fine jewelry making, by mixing traditional and contemporary jewelry making techniques to make personal heirlooms that express the uniqueness of the individual.
At Goldworks, every goldsmiths has their own style and jewelry techniques, from traditional to funky, from antique looking to contemporary. Specializing in custom jewelry design, working in gold, platinum and mokume-gane, (an ancient Japanese metal-layering technique) the goldsmiths at Goldworks embody the true art of fine jewelry making. Hand working directly in the metal itself, each piece of jewelry is individually fabricated, allowing for constant variation of design, and the growth of creative ideas.
Rings have been exchanged as a symbol of the relation of marriage for so long, and in so many different cultures, that the origin of the practice is obscure. Certainly, the circle of a ring represents undying love and the continually renewed vows of the married couple. Circles have long been archetypes for not only timelessness, but also wholeness and homecoming. The circle also represents the constant round of the seasons.
Just like any other type of jewelry, no single wedding ring is the right selection for every person. Every man and especially woman like to choose a wedding ring of their own that is done in the style, stone, and material that they desire.
You get married with the intention of being with your partner until death do you part. That is a long time and you want to ensure that the ring you choose will be one that you want to look at and wear for years to come.
Mokume Gane is an old Japanese metalworking method which when translated, means "wood-grain metal". During the Samurai Era, Mokume Gane was used to create adornments on the handles of the Samurai's sword. These marks were thought to be symbols of status and wealth. Today the technique is used to create contemporary art and jewelry. The process includes layering thin sheets of metal and exposing them to heat and pressure which causes the layers to fuse rather than melt. Forging, twisting, cutting, or otherwise manipulating the layered material can make many different organic looking patterns. The end result is the unique and distinctive layered pattern in the metal that mimics the grains on wood. It is a representation of the harmony of nature as embodied in wood while having the strength and polish of metal.
Each mokume gane ring features unique patterns, like the banding of a tree. The patterned materials symbolize the joining of souls into a single integrated creation, far greater in strength than its components, yet preserving the essence of personality.