We are so thrilled to be included in the SF Moma’s Trunk Show featuring jewelry designers from around the map. Save the date: Saturday, April 29th, 2017. 10am-4pm. 151 Third Street in San Francisco. More details soon!
Our TRI collection has quickly become a signature CMD style, and we’re often asked how we achieve the tri-toned effect within a single piece. We love taking you behind-the-scenes in the studio, so read on to learn about the process that brings TRI to life.
We begin with a piece of gold, either yellow or rose, and solder it to a piece of silver. Once the metals are fused, we oxidize the entire silver section (meaning that portion of the pendant will have a black finish). We then strip the oxidization off part of the silver, leaving the matte black finish on a small sliver of the piece for a unique juxtaposition.
What are your favorite TRI pieces? We’d love to hear how you wear the collection!
Sam grew up in the Bay Area, and after a 2-year stint in LA, she’s back in the bay and an enthusiastic part of CMD. She’s known Colleen awhile (since their meeting at an art shop in Berkeley four years ago). She’s dived right into the flow and was an enormous help at our recent NYNOW show
Sam has a couple favorite pieces, the first being the long TRI-toned arc necklace. Showcasing silver and rose gold with a hint of oxidized silver, she styles this piece uniquely by pairing it with a little black dress, chain resting against her neck, and the arc hanging on her back. Sam names this sleek and simple piece as a staple in her wardrobe
She also admires the 7-stack TRI square densa rings, citing the juxtaposition of soft and hard elements as its greatest versatility. (She especially loves the rose and yellow gold combination.) And she’ll always have a special place in her heart for the 10-stack rounded tri-color rounded rings, the first “adult” jewelry she bought herself several years ago.
Sam notes being around strong, creative women is one of greatest perks of CMD, and she welcomes what the future will bring, saying “I’m excited to see the brand grow!” Welcome, Sam!