Metal: any of various opaque, fusible, ductile, and typically lustrous substances that are good conductors of electricity and heat, form cations by loss of electrons, and yield basic oxides and hydroxides; especially : one that is a chemical element as distinguished from an alloy. ~Merriam Webster
The early history of man is often described by his relationship with metal, the Iron Age, the Bronze Age. On the up side metal allowed for a myriad of advancements in manufacturing and agriculture. On the down side metal allowed war to become more sophisticated and deadly. On the upside, war led to the art form(s) know as mail, maille, chainmail, and chainmaille.
ThreePineHill would like to add to the upside of metals by making beautiful, last a lifetime, objects out of them. We also want to ensure that the metals we use are sustainably and humanely sourced. Because of social and environmental damage done in search of gold we avoid using it in our jewelry and accessories. According to National Geographic the average age of death for a gold miner is 50 years. Therefore we do our best to know the provenance of all our materials before purchasing them. All of our rings are made in the USA.