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Trove Will Let You Design and Share Jewelry Online

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Brian Park, the Co-Founder and CEO of Trove, says his online, consumer 3D printing and customization platform was designed for the average user, and his company just released their launch page as a precursor to a roll out and alpha product in the summer of 2015.  Park says Trove aims to move toward “democratizing design by allowing users to customize and 3D print their own customized jewelry – no equipment or design experience required.”trove-user-macbook

Trove was founded in 2014 by Brian Park, Andrew Hong, and Tim Growney, and the company is based in New York City. The team says that after each of them worked with 3D printing in various capacities, they realized that the consumer-facing 3D printing resources on the market were, for the most part, aimed at servicing technical communities made up of engineers, designers, and makers.

discover-ipadTrove makes 3D printing and design accessible to anyone – regardless of experience or ability. It’s an online platform for discovering, sharing, and customizing 3D printed jewelry designs where users can browse through a variety of design templates and an intuitive, in-browser customization process to personalize their jewelry.

Once the design is complete, the customer’s jewelry can be 3D printed in materials from stainless steel to 18K gold. The finished pieces are then shipped directly in a matter of weeks.

An interesting feature of the system is that any design created on Trove will become a part of the Trove social stream which lets users explore and discover designs customized by others. The designs can be customized further, and Park expects those designs to “grow and change over time.”

“Our goal is to make the design and creation of beautiful things available toanyone,” Park told 3DPrint.com. “We believe that diversity in people should be reflected in diversity in design, and that everyone should be able to create unique objects that fit into their lives. Starting with jewelry, we want to see designed goods as varied as the people who use them.”

bracelets_webPark was previously a Product Manager at Zynga, and he attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Trove’s Head of Design and co-founder, Andrew Hong, worked in science nonprofits and taught digital design and design thinking at the MIT Museum after attending Pomona College where he studied neuroscience.

Tim Growney, the CTO and another co-founder of Trove, studied Computer Engineering, CS, Math, and Chemistry at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and was a lead developer at Gallup.

You can sign up to be notified when Trove goes on line here, and the company says early signups can refer friends for up to $75 worth of 3D printed jewelry in sterling silver. Once the site officially launches, Trove will email you a unique promo code which can be used at checkout to claim the jewelry earned through the referral program.

What do you think of Trove? Do you like the idea that designs will be added to the Trove “social stream” and available to other users to modify and print? Let us know in the Trove Design and Share Jewelry thread on 3DPB.com.

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