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We wanted to take a moment to explain a term that appears quite a bit on our web site for those of you who aren’t jewelry makers or sellers. The term is repousse, (pronounced rupoosay). It is the process or the product of ornamenting metal with designs in relief pushed or hammered out from the back. The metal is pushed but, its thickness remains the same. The process is of ancient origin, having been employed by most early civilizations. Above is repousse work done by Cody Sanderson. Cody often stamps the outline of the raised area and darkens it as well. Browse our website for more examples by artists such as Thomas Curtis, Alex Sanchez and Harry Begay.

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