Westies & Co was founded in 2014 by Fahmina Ahmed and Fasil Alemante. Our idea was to apply 3D printing technology to make high quality custom jewelry. The Westies & Co collection takes signifiers from our collective internet history and turn them into high quality jewelry forged in precious metals. The tension between digital and physical, hand crafted and 3D printed is central to our work. Each item we make is transformed from pixel to object using 3D printing. It is then transformed from 3D printed object to precious metal jewelry using lost-wax casting techniques, a craft form that has existed for thousands of years of human history.