Silver is heavy. Gold, even heavier. It's a delight to cup several jewelry parts in one's palm, feeling the weight of the pieces. Patina compound produces a sulfur-y smell when we mix up the bright yellow solution. Wax feels.....well, waxy. Some of our hammers are gleaming and hard and polished, others are leathery and old and curled at the corners.
Our jewelry is handmade. Our preferred materials are silver, gold, & diamonds, and we meticulously finish each piece at the jeweler's bench. We file, saw, string, oxidize, hammer, solder, wax, and burnish, and really pay attention to the details.
We like to be at the studio. It's a bright, sunny, high-ceilinged space where we love to listen to the radio, to complain about the heat (for it's always hot in there – even in the dead of winter), and to discuss in great detail our lunch options. Sometimes, when we're working on a sketching or stringing project, it's quiet. Other times, we have hammers clanking, the vents whirring, and the hand files swishing – all at the same time. Always, it's an inspiring place to be. Come by and see for yourself – we'd love to show you around!
Picking a single Himatsingka favorite piece of jewelry is a tall task! I will have to say it is my Raj Diamond Bangle. It is my go-to bracelet whether I wear it on its own or stacked with my other Himatsingka bangles. Alone it is simple and strong. It feels casual and special at the same time. When mixed with my other brackets, I love how the black plays off the other colored metals and finishes. It is one of my first and favorite Himatsingka purchases
If I had to pick a favorite among the many Himatsingka pieces I own, I'd choose the Venice earrings for their sublime beauty and impact. The mix of fine metals and the oxidized silver lend them an antique feel, and they have a satisfying heft yet are very comfortable to wear. I was surprised by their versatility, too; they look smashing with formal wear and unexpectedly striking with jeans and a great pair of boots. A very happy investment in jewelry I will love for life.
I am the happy owner of several pieces of Himatsingka Jewelry. I was attracted first to these silver earrings with a design on them which is symbolic of water. This design is also on a bangle bracelet so I purchased the earrings next. Most recently I purchased the Pod Bead Silver Necklace. I wear all of them most of the time. It is hard to say which is my favorite. They are simple in design yet elegant at the same time. They represent just the kind of jewelry that I love.
Whether it is the Sparkler earrings, or the Scalloped, Jude or Parchment bangles, each of your pieces are an absolute favorite! I take much pleasure in adorning myself with your jewelry. And it isn't just the jewelry, but everything that makes it come together, starting and ending with all that is you.
I really appreciated your calling me about your sale in December and my daughter loves her little gold disk earrings. I too love my necklace and I'm happy to report that I just purchased one of your rings. The Victoria Lace wide Ring. Folklorica, in Newton, is near my house and I've been shopping there for many years. I went in there the other day and saw you stuff. I had no idea that they carried your wonderful jewelry. I'm so happy and I wanted to let you know.
I got my earrings yesterday. Thanks. They are beautiful as always.
My fiancée loves the engagement ring that you made for her. It fits perfectly and like all of your jewelry that she owns, matches/enhances/compliments her, or maybe more closely, my perception of her, aesthetic. I have saved the necklace as a surprise gift for a moment closer to our wedding day. Obviously, I wish to thank you for your jewelry, but I also wish to thank you for your honest and timely assistance throughout the more than month long process of finding the ring.
I love my new earrings and wear them most of the time. They have become my go-to earrings. PS: your stationery is great, too.
I have way too many favorites to have a single favorite! I wear my Himatsingka jewelry all the time, from every day to special occasions. My current everyday favorites are Spangles because the interplay of silver and gold helps them embellish any outfit and Buckle because the light bounces off them in such interesting way. For special occasions, my two favorites are Cathy Squares, which have a wonderful heirloom quality, and my solitaire studs. What I like about the studs is that they're classic, but with a twist.
I wore the Cathy earrings one day and the other diamonds (Misha?) the other. I felt beautifully adorned, and I thank you.