BOND Hardware uses Medical Grade Metals, safe for people with allergies + sensitivities to base metals like nickel, copper, and brass.
BOND Hardware does not use nickel, copper, or brass — unlike most costume jewelry.
This means BOND Hardware pieces do not turn your skin green with oxidation residue.
BOND Hardware pieces are also rust + tarnish free.
BOND Hardware does not use plated metals. Pieces maintain their original color forever.
BOND Hardware uses super-light Aluminum 6061 which is 1/3rd the weight of Nickel-Free Sterling Silver.
Solid Hypoallergenic earring posts are used on Aluminum pieces for all skin piercing elements.
BOND Hardware’s Aluminum 6061 is made mostly from recycled material, a better option for the environment + lowers cost.
Surgical Stainless Steel:
Surgical Stainless Steel earring backs are used to affix Aluminum earrings.
Bond Hardware’s Surgical Stainless Steel pieces contain 2-3% molybdenum for corrosion-resistance.
Because of that pieces will not fade or chip over time.
Fine jewelry: Nickel-Free Sterling Silver is Firestain Free, Responsible Silver
Nickel-Free Sterling Silver:
Nickel-Free Sterling Silver is 100% hypoallergenic + safe for your skin, leaving no discoloration (even if you have sensitive skin or can typically only wear gold).
Nickel-Free Sterling Silver does not firestain, eliminating the toxic chemical firestain removal process from our production process. This makes Nickel-Free Sterling Silver safer than traditional sterling silver for your body, the environment + the manufacturer.
BOND’s silver pieces are solid silver, and are never plated.
BOND’s silver requires little to no polishing. For more information, read Product Care.
Responsible silver does not contain toxic chemicals that can be transferred from the metal into your skin.
Responsible silver means no toxic waste is dumped into the environment.
Responsible silver guarantees the traceability of its raw silver.
Responsible silver is produced using only recycled silver.
Jewelry is designed in Brooklyn, prototypes are printed in Long Island City.
Plastics + metals are printed by machine, then polished by hand.
3D Printing allows for more efficient prototyping- less material used, less waste created.
A more environmentally friendly process than other prototyping techniques.
5 Axis CNC Water Jet Cutting
Water Jet Cutting does not use extreme heat,saving energy.
Eliminating extreme heat also means there is no change to materials’ chemical structure.
Water Jet Cutting produces a smoother, more sophisticated finish to freshly cut metals.
Water Jet Cutting saves on raw materials, lowering production costs.
Because Water Jet Cutting is free of extreme heat and hazardous gases, it is an environmentally friendly process.
Manual Finishing Techniques
BOND Hardware only uses stones that are hand-cut, in your choice of man-made or ethically sourced options.
All stones + diamonds are hand-set into metals.
All pieces are polished + finished by hand.
All earring posts are soldered by hand.
All labor + finishing is done by hand in New York City.
Cast + Mold
BOND Hardware uses traditional handmade silicone mold methods. All molds are made in nyc.
BOND Hardware uses the traditional “lost-wax” casting method.
Lost-wax casting is the process of casting metal sculptures using a mold made from an original wax model.
Pieces are finished by hand.
All labor + finishing done by hand in New York City.