Young In The Mountains : Marquis Forma Ring
"Respect for nature and the honor and care of our planet is a pillar of YITM. Our jewelry features RECYCLED gold, CONFLICT FREE diamonds and sterling silver & 100% AMERICAN MINED inlay stones.
We believe that the HAND MADE details in our work are what makes it so special. Our hands are human not robotic, they are our most precious tool and we believe the intricacies of handmade work should be valued and adored.
Our stones are sourced in their RAW and ORIGINAL forms, Sourced from miners around the country who LOVE what they do,
YITM offers AMERICAN MINED colors, patterns and hues that change with the seasons.
All the stones in YITM jewelry are hand SELECTED and inlaid by founder, Mariele Ivy in our Denver studio. The most IMPORTANT part of the work could never be outsourced. The fine inlay work is our pride and joy. The large inlay bracelets that Mariele creates are examples of the fine CRAFTSWOMANSHIP that she brings to all of the fine inlay work.
YITM jewelry is fabricated not cast, meaning that instead of soft wax, each piece starts out as metal wires and sheets. Using our skills as silver and goldsmiths, we use a torch to solder and build each piece by hand. This method is more time consuming but it demonstrates our skills as a craftspeople and ARTIST, not just designers.
We make what we design in our studio from start to finish."