3D printed jewelry: discover the new brand Invaerso

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3D printing brings a sharp modernity to this new jewelry brand

Invaerso jewelry combines traditional design with modern manufacturing such as 3D printing

Roman architect and product designer Maria Clelia Scuteri brings an edge to clean geometric shapes in her new brand’s first jewelry collection, Invaerso. The jewels nod to the traditional filigree method, but their intricate shapes are created using 3D printing.

“The traditional silver filigree process is a very delicate and intricate manufacturing technique that is sadly dying out,” says Scuteri. The painstaking process of bending and manipulating fine silver thread as if it were embroidery results in unique shapes each time.

Invaerso: 3D printed jewelry

“These precious characteristics inspired the collection to be innovative and contemporary without sacrificing quality and tradition in a process that is now a thing of the past,” adds the jewelry designer. ‘I wanted to pass on to future generations a little treasure chest of incredible value in a modern way. The collection studies the added value provided by the most advanced technology and processing techniques, drawing inspiration from the wisdom of what tradition leaves us.

The patterns play on the traditional ways we wear jewelry, bisecting the finger in an angled riff on a ring or starkly framing the lobe of an ear. Creating their strong silhouettes using modern technologies was not without its challenges.

“Different manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing, parameterization, crafting and recycling, mean dealing with different measurements and different variables that you can’t always control,” says Scuteri. ‘How to combine the two-dimensionality of the filigree surface with the three-dimensionality of the jewel? How to face the construction constraints of 3D printing and make it dialogue with the know-how of an old process? How to coherently and elegantly integrate the upcycling of industrial spacers into these processes? It was a fascinating journey, but very complex; and I’m extremely happy that the end result came out as is. §

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