A Trend I Love- Dark Metal

When I first started to learn about making metal jewelry in 2007, I had not seen or heard of oxidized sterling silver.  I was unsure if I would like it, but once I oxidized my first piece of sterling jewelry and created that rich, dark gray surface, I was hooked.  These days, dark metal like oxidized sterling or black rhodium is being used by many designers, and seems to be getting more popular by the day.  Here are some of my favorite pieces as of late:

From the top:
 Emanuela Duca, Yossi Harari, Christina Ortiz,

My favorite way to use oxidized sterling right now is in combination with gold, like this new ring:


Thanks for reading!

~Claire