FAQs

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What is 3D printed nylon?

Our nylon pieces are made with a 3D printing process called SLS (Selective Layer Sintering), powdered nylon is melted in layers with a laser to form a solid object. The material is a light but strong and slightly flexible material that is very durable, perfect for jewellery. The pieces also go through a polishing process, leaving a smooth matt finish.

How do you apply colour to the pieces?

As the material is a form of nylon it can be dyed with fabric dyes. We use a hot dye process, done by hand to create the vibrant colours and gradients that are a signature of our pieces. The dye is non-toxic and completely fixed in the piece.

How do you care for 3D printed nylon? 

Although a strong material we recommend being gentle with your jewellery, don't apply excessive force or pressure. If required the pieces can be washed with warm soapy water and left to dry. If silver parts tarnish they can be cleaned gently with a silver cloth. We expect our pieces to last a lifetime.

Can you make bespoke pieces?

We often produce special colourways and bespoke precious pieces for our clients. Please do get in touch if you wish to discuss the possibilities!

What are your environmental policies?

We do not produce in plastic lightly and see it as a great responsibility to produce precious pieces that can last a lifetime. We can clean, fix and redye pieces, and if you do find your piece is not being worn due to any issues please do get in touch and we will endeavour to rectify the situation. Also if for any reason you are finished with your piece, please do send it back, we are working on ways to recycle the materials we use and make our business as circular as possible.

Where are your products made?

Our pieces are printed in the Netherlands and the UK with reputable companies that pay fair wages. They are hand-dyed and finished with care in our studio in Glasgow.

How are your precious metal pieces produced?

These are also produced using a 3D printing process, where the designs are printed in high definition wax and are realised in silver and gold using a traditional lost wax casting process. The pieces are then hand finished, polished and set in the studio and in conjunction with skilled metalsmiths. We use certified ethical metals where possible and ethically sourced gemstones.

Do you accept returns?

Yes, we accept returns within 30 days on unworn pieces and can offer a full refund. We also operate within UK legal statuary rights.

What else do you do?

In the studio, we research and explore the possibilities of 3D printing in design and making. We are particularly interested in colour, geometry and optical effects and are also looking at how we can produce in an increasingly sustainable way. Alongside producing products we undertake special projects, design services, research with a range of partners.