The Sistema series is first family within Parts of Four. As a mode of creation it expresses the core principle of P/4 which is modularity. The "body" and "insert" are separate parts joined together with pins. This leaves endless possibilities for iteration of material and form combinations.
We use facet-grade rough gemstones which means that the traditional intention of this rough material is cut faceted stones. This assures the highest quality material while maintaining our aversion to classical jewelry norms.
Black Sterling is acheived by the oxidization of sterling silver. This blackened state will fade or scratch off over time but we will be happy to help teach you how to re-oxidize your pieces if you are interested (it is a very easy process). Additionally, please note that Black Sterling tends to look darker in photograph than in person.
This color is accomplished by burning the metal to the point that it releases its impurities and self colorizes. This patina occurs from within, no chemical was added to the surface.