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sterling silver and Swiss blue topaz
2x4mm & 3mm
Monica Gennaro in creating the pieces of jewellery is using ancient methods of jewellery making. She works in her own studio located on the outskirts of Stouffville, Ontario.
The Sterling Silver is poured into ingot, then forged, rolled into sheet or drawn to wire. From there on the designing process starts, drawing the design to the sheet, cutting it out, shaping it by dapping, hammering and annealing for the metal to be soft and pliable.
The process continues with soldering, filling. Stones are all set by hand by Monica in the handmade settings. Finally, but not the least time-consuming process is the finishing. Some pieces are high shine, some hammered and some have reticulation finish.
Inspiration for the different collections are from nature - leaves, flowers lending creativity an organic freedom, and there are the Geometric collection with its rigours and rules.
The Sterling Silver and the precious and semi-precious stones used in creating the jewellery are sourced from Canadian dealers in an effort to support the local business.