Northern California custom jeweler Studio 311 celebrates Celtic, Greek, African and Native American cultures in uniquely styled wedding bands and engagement rings. Studio 311, represented in San Jose by Willow Glen Diamond Company, produces intaglio wedding bands in 14k or 18k yellow, white, and rose gold, as well as in platinum.Founded by Katherine Aberle, Studio 311 is currently owned by Eric and Krista McCafferty. Today the husband-and-wife team continues to work closely with Katherine Aberly to embody the studio’s founding principles in Studio 311 custom jewelry. Wedding bands are made to order in Studio 311’s studio in Petaluma, California.
MODERN TWISTS; HISTORICAL REFERENCES
Studio 311 incorporates historical references with a modern twists that pay homage to traditional artistic traditions. Symbols and shapes originate from diverse cultures and ages, and draw influences from items as diverse as fabric borders, book ornamentation and ancient armor. Motifs include Greek labyrinth, Celtic links and the Vincent Van Gogh painting Starry Night (1889). Recent Studio 311 designs incorporate Asian influences with classic motifs such as cherry blossoms, cranes and Zen gardens.
An oxidation process is applied to some Studio 311 designs, which creates contrast and provides additional life and depth to the design. Some Studio 311 rings are also entwined with diamonds.
STUDIO 311: AN ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIBLE CALIFORNIA JEWELRY MANUFACTURER
Studio 311 is an environmentally responsible company, sourcing its gold and findings from a low-impact supplier that uses recycled raw materials via its Eco-Gold program.
SEE STUDIO 311 JEWELRY IN SAN JOSE
The collection can be seen in San Jose at Willow Glen Diamond Company on Lincoln Avenue in Willow Glen (San Jose).