STACKED New York Presents Original Research on Blackened Silver Jewelry at 2015 Santa Fe Symposium on Jewelry Manufacturing Technology

Every year I look forward to attending the Santa Fe Symposium on Jewelry Manufacturing Technology in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hosted by Rio Grande, a well-known supplier to the jewelry trade, this conference is beloved by all who attend. Jewelry manufacturing experts from all over the world come together at Santa Fe Symposium to share original research, exchange ideas, and network—all in an effort to educate and inspire each other to make beautiful and high quality jewelry. There is strength in numbers when people come together to share knowledge for a common goal.

Now in its 29th year, the Santa Fe Symposium is one of my absolute favorite annual industry events. And for the first time in my 12 years of attending this conference, I got up behind the podium and presented the research paper that Scott and I have been working on for the past 10 months: comparing the effectiveness of various methods for blackening sterling silver. We tested 8 (great number!) different blackening techniques and compared the results for color, consistency, and wearability. On Sunday, May 17, I shared our findings with the attendees.

We were honored to be included in the presence of such renowned and distinguished leaders in our field. And we came home from New Mexico even more inspired to innovate in our own factory and continuously strive to improve and streamline our processes so we can always deliver the best Argentium silver jewelry possible under the STACKED New York name. 

Our Argentium silver bangles, silver stacking rings, and silver studs are always Made in New York—with Strength in Numbers.