Sculpted Band Ring
All rings come as standard size on a chain. The rings are sterling silver.
- Wide band ring, "who would you be without your story?"
All jewelry can be customized in sizing, to be done in gold, or include semi-precious stones or diamonds. Rings can be custom ordered in other languages. These can be ordered directly through Matthieu Cheminee—contact Matthieu by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at his website, http://www.matthieucheminee.com/.
Samples of the customized jewelry are below:
About Matthieu Cheminee
Born in Paris, Matthieu learned jewelry making at the age of 19, from Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni silversmiths in Taos, New Mexico. After moving to Mali, West Africa, he studied with Touareg and Bambara jewelers for several years.
Finally, he established himself in Montreal where he learned a more classical view of the trade. He sells his jewelry in galleries and shows throughout Canada and the United States, and teacher jewelry making at a professional school.
Matthieu gives back to West African teachers through work in his teaching collaboration. He films old techniques in Guinea, Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso, and then creates coursework from those videos. He splits the proceeds of these courses with the African jewelers, leading to formidable changes in the lives of these skillful jewelers.