All of Laurel Elliott dvb new york’s jewelry is made in Manhattan on the edge of historic SoHo in the 19th century Cable Building. The huge, arched windows in this McKim, Meade and White building introduce wonderful light, creating an open work space for a group of dedicated artists and craftspeople. Designs and inscriptions are carefully considered for months and sometimes years. When developing a new piece, we often begin with a hand drawn, two-dimensional design that is then rendered into a three-dimensional object through the state-of-the-art CAD work of our model maker. The model is then completed by hand to our exacting design standards. Once the model is finished, molds are made for casting by the lost wax method, a technique in use since ancient times. Molten wax is injected into the molds to produce wax replicas of the model. The waxes are covered with a medium called investment. When heated, the investment hardens while the wax melts away leaving a hollow core. Molten metal flows into this core producing the castings. The castings are then cleaned and finished by hand. The final step is polishing to give it the striking, reflective surface of fine jewelry. It is a time consuming process involving significant care and work, all completed by craftspeople in our studio in the USA.