Fabrication

United by Design: The Ceremony Collection

Jewelry is essential, sentimental and timeless. Sentiments like love and equality don’t change with the seasons or fall in and out of fashion. Our commitment to unite design and values demands that we make only what truly exemplifies our mission and integrity.   Introducing our Fall 2017 Collection, Ceremony, the perfect marriage of design and values.   Much of […]

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Positive Design, Perfect Packaging

The power of positive energy is a core company belief”“ infusing every one of our handmade items with thoughtful, responsible intent. Naturally, our packaging design will follow suit.   We strive for our beliefs to shine as bright as the ethical diamonds in our Diamond Cluster Ring.   We want the protection offered to our […]

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One of a Kind Aluminum Collection

We are now thrilled to share our new limited edition Aluminum Collection. When first daydreaming of a new limited edition series, we challenged ourselves to create a body of work large in scale but also light weight.  The sculptural and airy bracelets and collar necklace highlight our handcraft as well as our exploration of new materials […]

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Moonstone Mile: From Mystical to Ethical

  Not to be confused with moon rock, which actually comes from the earth’s moon, moonstone is an undoubtedly terrestrial gemstone characterized by an optical phenomenon called schiller. From German for “twinkle,” schiller describes a bronze-like luster, sometimes with iridescence, that comes from beneath the gemstone’s opalescent surface when light is refracted by its layers of […]

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Top Notch Faceting’s Jean Noel Soni

Jean-Noel Soni is the mastermind behind Top-Notch Faceting. Jean creates award-winning, precision cut gemstones that are ethically-sourced, cut by hand, and created without the use of computer-aided design . In his words, the unique facets in his gemstones are “all figured by man.” I had the opportunity to take a peek at his notebook and […]

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Recycled Metals

Gold smelting   Working with recycled precious metals is an important part of our process at Bario-Neal. We focus on sourcing the most environmentally and socially responsible metals and stones possible. One hundred percent recycled precious metals are the best option currently available, as they don’t require additional mining. Our recycled silver, gold, palladium, and […]

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Metal Properties

This article describes in detail the precious metals we use at the Bario-Neal studio, and we hope it will be helpful in choosing the right material for your commitment band or engagement ring. What does the karat refer to? Karat is a unit of measurement for gold. 24 karats is pure gold, or 100% gold. […]

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