Portland, ME (PRWEB) March 14, 2012
Having carried out research and development on high-performance metals for science and engineering applications for over forty years, Andrew Nyce has decided to integrate his expert knowledge and passion for metals with his interest in jewelry design and metalsmithing. In his jewelry studio, Andrew finds that he is able to balance his 'artistic side' with his knowledgeable, 'scientific side' which has lead to experimentation with exotic metal combinations heretofore unheard of in the jewelry making industry. Andrew muses: "What surprised me most of all was that the metallurgy involved in making Mokume Gane was as challenging, if not more so, than many of the aerospace and advanced materials projects that I worked on during my 43 year career."
His website, andrewnycedesigns.com, showcases stunning and creative jewelry design. Customers can draw on his vast technical experience to learn about the unique design possibilities of these novel materials.
Andrew Nyce, PhD is recognized as an industry leader in design and handcrafting of Mokume Gane and Damascus Stainless Steel wedding and engagement rings. He has been widely published in over 200 reports and articles on Metallurgy and Materials Sciences and has written, co-authored and delivered numerous papers on custom jewelry making. Adhering to a motto of continuous learning and scientific discovery, Andrew has recently embarked on several collaborative research projects designed to advance the state of the art of jewelry-making for practicing jewelers.