Handmade Niobium, Sterling Silver &
Semi-Precious Stone Jewellery

This jewellery is all handmade by Karen, each piece is hand cut and formed. Then after all the work is done to each piece of Niobium, it is anodized to create the colour.

About Karen Hunter

Karen Hunter attended the Ontario College of Art in 1981 and after four years received her diploma in Design/General Design in 1985. In those years among many courses, she took three jewellery courses, non-ferrous metal forming, and three enameling courses. Since graduating Karen has taken workshops in:

  • Anodizing Titanium and Niobium
  • Photo Etching on Metal
  • Fold-Forming
  • Photograph Your Work
  • Lapidary
  • Hydraulic Press Forming
  • Blacksmithing

…all of which she tries to incorporate into her work.

Karen has been an entrepreneur since 1989.

About Niobium

NIOBIUM is a very rare, pure metal which is one of the natural elements on the periodic table {#41}. Titanium and Tantalum are other metals that are similar to Niobium, all are in general use as jewellery materials.

Niobium is good for people who are allergic or sensitive to other metals. Jewellery made from Titanium and Niobium is widely used for body piercing. Jewellery made of these materials is a good choice for people with known metal sensitivities or allergies, as they do not contain nickel.

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