Blue jade pendant with a 14k fairmined yellow gold bail.
Handmade by David Thorp in Oakland, CA
Husband-and-wife team Alisa and David Thorp founded Mercurius in 2007, around the same time they decided to spend their lives together. David is a passionate maker and formally-trained metalsmith with more than 20 years of experience as a bench jeweler, and he brings his skills and expertise to every piece of Mercurius jewelry. Alisa is currently studying gemology at the GIA and seeks out exquisite, ethically-sourced materials. She has a degree in Environmental Biology but followed her heart to study and teach yoga for more than a decade before taking over the operations of Mercurius.
All pieces are designed and handcrafted at the couple's studio on Huchiun Ohlone land in Oakland, California, where David utilizes time-honored techniques - like lost wax casting - in conjunction with cutting-edge technologies - like CAD and 3D printing.