This is a project that will utilize centuries old techniques to create handworked rings and pendants of 24K gold and .999 fine silver. Read more
This project was successfully funded on September 26, 2013.
About this project
It began in the mountains with a love of nature and a curiosity to find buried treasure. I panned for gold in Oregon and California where I found enough gold to make one ring, and later on a trip to Italy I found someone to make it for. Yes, because of love I began making rings. I still add a small amount of panned gold to every ring, symbolic of my desire to one day use 100% locally sourced gold. I strive to find Gold and Diamond sources that are socially and environmentally conscious. This has been difficult but is entirely possible. I have made many trips to Arkansas to discover authentic American diamonds, a rather exciting experience. I also met a few of the miners who make an honest living from the mine. I buy diamonds directly from these proven experts.
I want to make rings and pendants that have a certain power to remind oneself of the benefits of living healthy, easy and free.
I'm asking for funding because I would like to do an exhibition of my work here in San Francisco in November, a black tie event. My friends, it will be a night to remember!
The show will feature just 3 elements Au79, Ag 47, C6 or Gold, Silver and Carbon - in the form of diamonds. I want to show the elements in their raw, pure form.
All rewards guaranteed to be authentic Lynchini hand made treasures, containing pure 24K gold, .999 fine Silver and real diamonds sourced from India or Arkansas. All gold rings will be 9-12 grams of pure gold, silver will be around 5-7 grams depending on the size. Rings ordered early will be available as soon as August for those in need of something right away.
The rings are heavily discounted for kickstarter supporters, who assume some risk in backing these projects. I can assure you I will deliver an exceptional product. I am excited to show many valuable rings, pendants and other pieces made with love and stamped with positive words.
Special thanks to Satori Productions for producing the stellar video.
Producer/Director - Ari Ali
Post Production - BnD Post
Risks and challenges
The risks for this project are mostly logistical. For example Arkansas diamonds are rare and can only be cut by another Arkansas diamond because they are 30% harder than all diamonds. Many supplies will be needed to produce a significant quantity of rewards. For these reasons I have greatly limited the number of available rings. I have been working on this concept for the last few years and can now calculate with confidence the time required to make the limited number of rings and pendants I'm offering. I am ready to scale my efforts to produce the rewards promised, I know this will be a lot of work and I'm happy to do it.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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Pledge $10 or more
1 backer Limited (996 left of 997)
Hand Signed Lynchini "VIVO D'AMORE" postcard and admission to the Black Tie Jewelry Exhibition! Post card contains clues to where you can find a Lynchini diamond ring that has been "lost" somewhere in San Francisco.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $20 or more
4 backers Limited (145 left of 149)
Invitation +1 guest to the The Lynchini Black Tie Jewelry Exhibition and Hand Signed Lynchini "VIVO D'AMORE" postcard!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $30 or more
53 backers Limited (944 left of 997)
Lynchini Gratitude Pendant - Stamped "LYNCHINI SF GRATITUDE" - being grateful brings good things, wear this as a reminder. 1/4 OZ .999 Fine Silver ~ 1.1 inces in diameter.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $150 or more
29 backers Limited (18 left of 47)
Lynchini cuttlebone cast .999 Fine Silver Ring - Stamped "LYNCHINI SF" choose between "LOVE" or "WEALTH" .999 Fine Silver sizes 4 - 15Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $320 or more
7 backers Limited (4 left of 11)
Pair(2) of cuttlebone cast .999 fine Silver bands - Custom Stamped! Sizes 4 -15Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $350 or more
2 backers Limited (7 left of 9)
Lynchini "Otto Stelle" cuttlebone cast .999 fine silver band. Features 8 small yellow diamonds from India.
Stamped "LYNCHINI SF" "LOVE" sizes 4-15.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $850 or more
6 backers Limited (5 left of 11)
Lynchini cuttlebone cast band - Stamped "LYNCHINI SF" "LOVE" or "WEALTH" - This ring will attract the word it is stamped with. 24K Gold available in sizes 4-15, makes a superb pinky ring as wellEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $1,250 or more
0 backers Limited (7 left of 7)
Lynchini cuttlebone cast Unisex Engagement Ring - Stamped "LYNCHINI SF" "LOVE" sizes 4-15 24K gold 10pt Flawless white diamondEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $1,800 or more
1 backer Limited (2 left of 3)
Pair(2) of Lynchini cuttlebone cast gold bands - Custom stamped, cast from the same piece of gold. 24K gold sizes 4-15, invitation to come to the casting in San Francisco, CA.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $2,600 or more
0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)
Pair(2) of cuttlebone cast 24K gold Unisex Engagement Rings - Custom stamped with an invitation to the casting in San Francisco, sizes 4 - 15.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $2,800 or more
1 backer Limited (2 left of 3)
Lynchini cuttlebone cast gold Unisex Engagement Ring - Stamped "LYNCHINI SF" "LOVE" 24K gold 10pt Arkansas Diamond, sizes 4 -15.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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