We’ve all seen 3D printing take the design world by storm in recent years and in the case of jewelry design, it’s most definitely been a game changer. Here, we take a look back at some of that trailblazing, 3D printed jewelry that’s graced these here interweb pages of Design Milk.
The Toronto-based Hot Pop Factory brought us their first collection of jewelry called Stratigraphia. The designs reminded us of those old Tetris or Q*bert game graphics with their layers of geometric goodness.
Last year we talked to the Shapeways company who have been stampeding their way through the 3D printing market by allowing the masses to print their designs by way of the internet. This array of rings from Theresa Burger really caught our eye in that post.
Quite possibly the pioneers of 3D printed jewelry, Nervous System took us for a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how they developed their Cell Cycle line of 3D printed nylon and stainless steel jewelry that’s based on cellular patterns.
Building on her architecture background, designer Alia Hasan formed Archetype Z Studio and brought her design ideas to a smaller scale in these pieces influenced by modern architecture.
Designers Orlando Fernandez Flores and wife Lucia De Conti designed MYBF (My Best Friend), a line of 3D printed jewelry that looks like giant outlines of fancy gemstones.
San Francisco-based Fathom & Form Jewelry uses a combination of techniques, including 3D printing, to create their architecture inspired line of geometric jewelry.
Gonçalo Campos‘ collection of 3D printed steel jewelry was some of the first that we featured of its kind and it’s still some of our favorite.
What do you think of 3D printed jewelry and do you have a favorite?