Geowelry
at the intersection of jewelry and geology
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About

 

a world seen through texture

imagination as a catalyst


Geowelry

we design jewelry with a focus on everlasting quality. geowelry is intended to become heirlooms for the contemporary person. each piece is made by hand, using recycled metals. our stones are carefully chosen to respect where and how they were excavated. we recognize the limited resources our earth provides us, and make intentional decisions to maintain sustainability in our design and production processes. our jewelry is made using a combination of ancient lost-wax and metalsmithing techniques. many of our textures are direct imprints of a geological formation, which we achieve in the initial design concept.

designer elisa maria franco was born in san juan, puerto rico. she studied international business at stetson university, metalsmithing at the central florida mineral society and the crealdé school of art, and completed several jewelry design apprenticeships in New York city. during her studies at stetson university she worked in the gillespie museum of minerals, which lead to independent study of geology. elisa designs and fabricates each piece, by hand, in between her homes in rural ringoes, new jersey, and new york city.