Edward Rosenberg - Spectore Corporation, USA
Edward Rosenberg holds a B.A. from the City College of New York, along with post-graduate studies in marketing and metallurgy, and is GIA diamond-certified. He is the CEO of Spectore Corporation in Deerfield Beach, Florida. He has numerous material and application patents including several for combining precious metals with contemporary materials and others for the development of proprietary alloys and processes. An accomplished musician, speaker and designer, Edward was awarded the International Titanium Associations’ Technical Advancement and Development Award in 2010, annual JCK Jewelers Choice Awards from 2009-2013, MJSA awards in 2011 and 2012, the JQ Retailers Choice Award in 2011 and the Golden Apple award. He is Chair to the Consumer Products Division of the International Titanium Association. This is his second presentation at the Santa Fe Symposium®.
Approaches to Designing, Crafting and Manufacturing Jewelry Made in Whole or Part with Contemporary Metals
Titanium was the first contemporary element to be introduced to the fine jewelry market in the early 1980s. It rapidly became monumentally successful and led the way for other contemporary materials. The technologies for crafting these materials were in the embryonic stages and, in most cases, totally unique to those being used for centuries in working with traditional materials like silver, gold, platinum and palladium. This paper and presentation will describe the processes sequentially as they were developed from the early days through today, from one basic material to multiple materials and stones.