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OUR INSPIRATION

To discern in a small thing universal truths valid for both small and great matters.

For example, in the jewelry we create, two so-called inanimate and dissimilar materials cleave together when heated to form a bond, glass and solid 14k gold.

The glass–to–gold bond is a perfect pairing where atoms bond on the molecular level. They cleave to one another and in doing so they allow us to create original and timeless jewelry that has made up our eponymous collection since 2000.

The same thing happens when we see something beautiful or experience something pleasing with our senses. There is a pull from inside us towards that object or form.

There is a connection. There is a bond. Something inside us is bonding, to a certain extent, with that form. We recognize something in that form that is true and in line with how we want to experience the world.


Our very nature as life forms is to bond. It is our biology–atoms, molecules, ions–these are our common bonds. Bonding creates energy. Energy creates matter. Everything in the Universe is made from energy.

This underlying principle of a common biology–the impulse to bond between all life forms–is applied in the pursuit of beauty and in ensuring a space for reflection in all the work the that we create.

All of these conscious steps and underlying principles are unspoken, of course, when you view the work.

We hope the jewelry speaks for itself. It has a presence all its own and an originality tied to the beauty of life itself.

Glass-to-gold bonding has been around for decades and is still used in many microelectronics. Glass-to-gold technology is also used in A.I., the next digital frontier.

The glass used to make our jewelry has a softening point close to the melting point of gold.


An optimum temperature for cleaving between glass and gold is between 1436°F and 1400°F. Gold adheres well to glass because of interfacial diffusion of cations from the glass and of gold atoms from the gold.

In addition to our original jewelry, we also produce a line of refined and reinvented Pâte de Verre decorative bowls, apothecary products and whirligigs.

The method for making Pâte de Verre dates back to prewar France. However, we have removed all the arcane steps and exotic binders thereby eliminating burn-off toxins when fired. Our original, more environmentally friendly process, has significantly reduced firing times and electrical outputs.

The bowls are made by the simple cohesive quality of the glass. That’s it. Nothing more, nothing less.

All of our work is crafted by hand, one piece at a time. No workshops. No stone setters. No middleman. No minimum requirements to fulfill. Just us.