You’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t like jewelry in one form or another, with men and women having their own style and preferences—and even if you don’t like jewelry, it’s something you may enjoy gifting others with. Now, the appreciation for this form of art is often coupled with 3D printing, adding to the excitement, as well as offering more options for customization and often—greater affordability.
The PieceMaker team stays busy with a variety of partnerships and promotions from working with Toys’R’Us for kiosks featuring in-store 3D printing of toys to offering 3D printed Nickelodeon characters, and even 3D printed Ford replicas at some of the dealerships, all meaning we’ve reported on quite this energetic team quite a lot over time.
Now, PieceMaker is entering a realm that deals a bit more with elegance and aesthetics, partnering with Paul Michael Design as they debut their first personalized jewelry experience for consumers. The product launch, happening at the Paul Michael Design studio in Pittsburgh this Saturday, May 7th, will show off both the talent of the jewelry designers and the expertise of PieceMaker in regards to 3D printing technology.
The jewelry offered will allow for customized rings, pendants, and charms, as well as the option of personalizing these pieces, which adds not only a special emotional quality to jewelry—but also more ownership.
“This is an incredibly special partnership for us. This launch is PieceMaker’s first concrete step towards changing the jewelry industry for the better. This is an industry where products have so much meaning and are so special to the people who own them. The future is to let people create their perfect piece themselves. This weekend, thanks to Paul Michael and PieceMaker’s whole network of partner companies, the dream will become a reality,” said Arden Rosenblatt, CEO of PieceMaker.
If you check out the Paul Michael Design website for their retail studio, what you’ll come away with primarily is that they want your experience there to allow for personalization in every way, and for each piece to be ‘as unique as the person wearing it.’
With this new partnership commencing, both companies see a true revolution beginning at the Paul Michael Design studio. As visitors come to check out the how the elegant kiosk works, they will also be encouraged to customize their jewelry in terms of style, borders, lettering, metal, and more. After that, pieces will be created in-house and delivered to their doorsteps within three weeks.
“I believe that people want a hand in the creation of their most cherished items. My studio has made its life’s work removing the barriers of creation. Sharing the process and being transparent allows a more intimate connection to their jewelry, thus increasing ‘value’ and the emotional connection to a person’s own artifacts. We create something special every time… I believe it is what the world wants. This partnership with PieceMaker is only going to increase these strong feelings in our clients and let them have more of a hand in the process,” says Paul Bierker, founder of Paul Michael Design.
For those choosing designs, they have the options of gold, white gold, silver, and stainless. Prices are as follows:
- $45 for a charm
- $150 for a pendant
- $180 for a ring
This is a progressive move for the jeweler, but that’s certainly what they are all about—along with their new partner PieceMaker—and both companies embrace the disruption that comes along with 3D printing, as well as allowing them to welcome a lot of happy new customers. Would you be interested in purchasing from a Piecemaker kiosk? Discuss in the 3D Printed Piecemaker Jewelry forum over at 3DPB.com.