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SPUR jewelry is playful, timeless, and impeccably made. The best jewelry should give you pleasure and start a conversation.
SPUR jewelry is playful, timeless, and impeccably made. The best jewelry should give you pleasure and start a conversation.
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ABOUT SPUR

SPUR is a new line of fine jewelry inspired by physical and imagined narratives. SPUR is entirely dedicated to craftsmanship and our jewelry is constructed to be worn every day.

SPUR jewelry is designed and produced by Simone Paasche. Simone's studio is in Brooklyn, and she works closely with her casters and stone setters in midtown Manhattan. Her work often incorporates non-traditional finishing and stone-setting techniques.

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Simone studied jewelry and metalsmithing at the Rhode Island School of Design, and graduated in 2012. She has designed for a men's jewelry label, worked in marketing for a fashion startup, and helped direct a large art gallery in Berlin, Germany. She is now working full-time on the creation of SPUR.

THE DESIGN

SPUR is playful in its design process but extremely serious about craftsmanship. The designer focuses on solutions based on timeless aesthetics: she finds inspiration in ancient Etruscan and Egyptian designs as well as what is appealing to her in the contemporary art world.

THE PRODUCTION

SPUR Jewelry is produced entirely in midtown Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York. All of SPUR’s diamonds are ethically sourced. As a trained jeweler, Simone handles all aspects of SPUR’s production and works on and oversees every single piece of jewelry.

The designer believes that jewelry is strictly personal and should never be commoditized. While this Kickstarter campaign is running she will be working on building a beautiful e-commerce platform that will allow customers to buy directly from SPUR. www.spur.nyc will launch on May 1st, 2015.

FUTURE GOALS

Moving forward, SPUR is looking forward to working with clients and repurposing old jewelry they would like to put to use. (If you have an ancient brooch or two that you really can’t stand, but has some great sparkle, let's talk!)

WHY DOES SPUR NEED 15k?

This Kickstarter campaign was created to help with the costs attached to completing and producing the first collection of SPUR jewelry.

Among these costs are:

  • Casting first editions of new designs
  • Making silicon molds
  • Purchasing stones
  • Time on CAD milling machines to print out designs
  • Studio time at Brooklyn Metal Works
  • Metal stamps to officially mark finished pieces with the SPUR logo
  • Producing unique packaging
  • Taking professional product shots 
  • Creating SPUR’s first look book 
  • Finalizing the online shop

Any amount of support you can give is truly appreciated. Launching a fine jewelry label involves many serious startup costs and any support (big or small) helps so much.

REWARDS

This campaign invites you to support SPUR by simply giving to the cause and also offers the unique opportunity to pre-order from a special selection of SPUR's first collection before it launches. (*Note that these are promotional prices and are subject to change on SPUR's official website.)

Please check out the exciting rewards SPUR is offering for this campaign below and on the right-hand side of this page. Feel free to shoot an email if you have any questions: simone@spur.nyc

THANK YOU

The creation of SPUR so far has involved many exciting collaborations with fellow artists and designers:

  • SPUR’s campaign video was shot by the great guys at Good Baby Films 
  • Top secret SPUR packaging has been designed by furniture designer Katie Stout 
  • A photo shoot in film shot in Sanssouci Park in Potsdam, Germany by the lovely Gabriele Miseikyte 
  • Logo design by graphic design extraordinaire Roxanne Bello
  • SPUR's official product shots will be taken and edited by Kate Cohen

Risks and challenges

This will be SPUR's first time producing work at a larger scale. The designer has previously designed individual pieces for clients, so this kickstarter campaign will put SPUR’s production model to the test. Please be patient if some Items arrive a few days late.

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    Thank you for helping SPUR's first collection get out into the world. Expect a hand-watercolored thank-you postcard coming soon.

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    THE TEE: A crisp periwinkle SPUR logo designed by Roxanne Bello on soft light grey cotton. Enough said. 

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    SPUR WALLET: This reward requires a bit of imagination, but it's certainly worth it. Expect a leather case big enough for credit cards keys and cash with a strong zipper and a tiny SPUR logo hand embossed on the front. I can't tell you any more because it's a secret.

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    DRIPS NECKLACE: A delicate 16-inch 14kt gold-filled chain with three perfectly placed tiny round fresh water pearls. Highlights your lovely clavicle and works well alone or mixed in with other necklaces. 

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    WISHBONE STUDS: Darkened sterling silver wishbone earrings. Wear them every day for good luck.

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    ANTIQUE SCISSOR EARRINGS: Darkened bronze moveable scissors hanging from a 14kt gold filled ear wire and chain. Dazzling and fun to play with.

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    STERLING SINGLE SCISSOR NECKLACE: Sterling silver moveable scissors on an 18-inch sterling chain. Apparently can cut through cardboard, but mostly just fun to play with. 

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    SILVER NONAGON RING: Sterling silver with tiny sapphires set into each angle, nine sapphires in total.

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    ASSISI HORSE CUFFLINKS: Darkened bronze horse heads with sterling silver T backs. The perfect companions for any meeting or dinner party.

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    FILLISTER CUFFLINKS: Sterling silver hexagons with slightly faceted sides and seven tiny dark sapphires set into each side and the center. 

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    SPRING RING: 14kt rose gold with two little sapphires and a ruby. Quite sparkly, and will definitely add a spring to your step.

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    SCREW DRIVER EARRINGS: 10kt rose gold screwdrivers with a small diamond set at the top. Perfect, comfortable everyday posts with just the right amount of sparkle.

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    GOLDEN NONAGON RING: 14kt gold with tiny sapphires set into each angle, nine sapphires in total.

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    EGG & CUP LARIAT: 14kt Rose-gold chain that hangs to 16 inches on the neck with a two-inch drop for the rose gold egg & silver cup. Egg can be slid in and out of the cup. Ideal for brunching.

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    EGG & CUP EARRINGS: 10kt Rose gold Eggs in sterling silver cups connected by rose gold chain with a rose gold ear wire. Egg can be lifted in and out of the cup. Perfect to wear while brunching. 

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    PITTI EYE RING: 14kt gold with 17 tiny fresh water pearls surrounding a mesmerizing aqua marine gem stone.

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    PRIVATE JEWELRY LESSON: (Limited to NYC residents, cost of metal not included) Private three-hour lesson of wax carving for jewelry in your home. I will carry your designs to fruition by casting them and finishing them and deliver them to you.

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    YOU PICK!!: Please select one item from the previously mentioned rewards.

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    18 KARAT STATUS: 15% off the SPUR website for three years and a custom logo teeshirt. Looking forward to working with you in the future. THANK YOU!!!

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    24 KARAT STATUS: 15% off the SPUR website for three years, a private design consultation to make any design you’ve had in mind, (cost of production not included), a logo teeshirt and please also select one piece of jewelry from the items mentioned above! THANK YOU!!!

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    WEAR YOUR NAME: Thank you for your support. I promise to design and name a piece of jewelry in your honor in the future and will notify you when it goes live on the SPUR website. (I’m allowed to use a nickname, or any version of your name that I want!)

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    WEAR YOUR NAME round 2: Thank you for your support. I will design and name a piece of jewelry in your honor in the future and will notify you when it goes live on the SPUR website. (I’m allowed to use a nickname, or any version of your name that I want!)

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