Cor is Latin for heart, and these simple, hollow spheres house anything close to yours - a lock of hair from a loved one, a special note, prayer or mantra, or perhaps soil from a significant place. My Cor pendant, the original piece that started this line, holds the ashes of my dog, Max. He was my little side kick for 14 years, and losing him broke my heart. Keeping his ashes in the small wooden box next to my bed wasn't enough. I wanted to carry him with me, and as a jewelry designer and metalsmith, it was natural that I make some form of vessel jewelry to house his ashes. And that's when Cor Collection was born - a simple line of heartfelt jewelry honoring life, death, and all the moments in between.
Upon receiving your material, we will begin the filling and setting process for your Cor piece. In order to safely house your material within the sphere, all processes requiring heat are done prior to the setting - the sphere is fabricated and soldered together as are the jump rings, chain, and ring bands. The only stage remaining is my favorite - filling your sphere then permanently sealing it with either a diamond, ruby, or one of many colored sapphires. Airtight and ready to be worn everyday, I hope you'll love your Cor piece as much as I do mine.
Ordering your cor collection
Ordering your Cor jewelry is easy. Simply click on the Shop icon below then select and purchase your item. We will mail your Collection vial to you, free of charge in the US, the next business day. Once you receive your vial, fill it with whatever* you would like sealed within your Cor piece, and using our return label, ship it back to us. Once we receive your vial, it will take 3-5 business days to fabricate and encapsulate your piece. If you would like to view the encapsulation via FaceTime or Skype, please contact us, and we'll be happy to set up an appointment.
*Suitable materials include anything that will fit through the small opening at the bottom of the sphere such as ashes, hair, sand or dirt, or small rolled up pieces of paper - just send us your letter, mantra, wish, prayer, etc. and we will shrink it down to the appropriate size, that way you will still have your original to remind you of what is in your sphere. Understandably, we will not accept liquids. Not sure if your idea will work? Please contact us and we will be happy to assist you in choosing the best material to encapsulate.
**For customers outside the US, presently, you will need to mail your contents directly to us using your own packaging and at your expense. Please send us an email should you have any questions or concerns.