Nicole Rimedio, the designer behind Variance Objects, creates jewelry that highlights the natural beauty of raw materials.
Her jewelry shows the earth, fire, and hand that it came from.
We use the materials of traditional fine jewelry but we approach the process in a minimalist way.
We cut and polish all of our stones, but we do it with a different set of priorities in mind.
We look to capture the nature of the stone, and preserve its inherent textures, color patterns, and light qualities rather than transforming them into a sparkly made object.
Then, because of the way we cut stones, we are able to approach metals and settings in a completely different way.
We fabricate everything so there is no duplication in the way that there can be with cast metal. Plus we mix gold and silver, melt metals together and leave everything only semi-polished, the final polishing comes with wear.