What We Talk About When We Talk About Gold
Gold has been a signifier of luxury and wealth for people since ancient history. Its use has been documented since the 5th Millennium BCE, preceding even the bronze age. Since then, it has been a preferred material for jewelry, coinage, and the arts. Unlike other metals which have been forged since ancient times, gold is not reactive and does not change its color. Archeologists have found finely preserved gold jewelry from ancient cultures all over the world including the Mayans, Romans, and Egyptians. What makes this material so special? Why has it been worn by rulers across the world since...
Oliver Doren's Chile Gold 100 Pesos Coin Pendant
Oliver is an implementer at a Silicon Valley firm with a very low key culture. When he approached Westies & Co, he was disappointed with what the jewelry market had to offer. He wanted to create something that reflected his Chilean heritage but only had a vague idea of how to make that into a piece he would want to wear. He needed to go custom and after a quick conversation, he trusted Westies & Co with the job. We decided to use a Chilean gold 100 Pesos coin to make a one of a kind coin pendant. Chile Gold 100 Pesos Coin...
Westies & Co Interview with Shapeways Live
Westies & Co founder Fahmina Ahmed sat down with Kat Kinkead from Shapeways to discuss her projects. Watch the interview here: Learn more about Shapeways Live here.