Recently, I had the opportunity to shoot a few of the local jewelry makers in the historic jewelry district of downtown Los Angeles.
They do everything here - jewelry design, casts, molds, waxes, polishing or stone setting; working with materials such as gold, silver, platinum, brass, bronze, copper, pewter and steel.
I even found out what Chanel is using for their earrings and other jewelry. No, it's not gold, platinum or even silver. It's pewter.
It was such a pleasure photographing a group of extremely knowledgeable and talented people. Thank you, Said.