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ABOUT CURIOUS MADE
Written by Scott McCoskery:
Hey everyone, I'd like to tell you about a little side collab I have going with my good friend Eric Kimberlin. I've made handful of rings over the years and have come to like to make them a certain way - basically a 2 piece ring composed of a Titanium interior and typically an exotic material on the outside. This design allows the "business" side of the ring -- the part that needs to feel right and fit right (and not turn your finger green) -- is made from a proper hypoallergenic material, my favorite being Titanium. This also gives the ring strength. Then the "presentation" side of the ring can be made from virtually anything that can be machined. I don't claim to invent the two piece ring obviously, but it's what I like and for these particular reasons.
Eric has been making rings in Sterling Silver for the past 8 years. He is also a passionate collector of vintage materials and the stories behind them. In particular, Micarta. Different Vintage Micarta formulas are highly collectible and sought after because they are no longer made, and some are extremely rare.
Micarta was developed in 1910 by George Westinghouse as an industrial thermo-set laminate for electrical insulation. It's generally seen in a few types: rag, fiberglass, paper (Ivorite), linen and canvas. These layers would be soaked in phenolic resin, then baked and pressed into large sheets, tubes or rods of varying thicknesses. Learn more at: www.oldmicarta.com
Eric and I have often brainstormed on how to feature examples of these materials, some of them over 100 years old. We've made resin rings before and were never too happy with their durability. The titanium two piece design solved that problem and we've talked for years about making rings together, and doing a series of serialized rings in various materials of interest. Well finally last week, we carved time out of our busy schedules to make it happen. We couldn't be happier with how these came out. After the machining and fitting the materials together, the rings are finished by hand by Eric and I. The outer material is finely sanded and shaped and then sealed with microcrystalline wax.
All CURIOUS MADE rings are one-of-a-kind and come with a hand-written, serialized Certificate of Authenticity.
TYPES OF WESTINGHOUSE MICARTA