There aren’t many jewelry designers who will spend hours polishing the inside of a ring for the ultimate silken feel, but French jewelry designer Valerie Sloan does. Her ‘Valslo’ couture jewelry label offers beautifully crafted and comfortable pieces made with this kind of attention and care.
One particular method Sloan uses in the construction of her Valslo couture jewelry is ‘lost-wax casting,’ an ancient technique in which designs are first sculpted out of a block of wax. After meticulously smoothing and carving the wax, Sloan has it transformed into silver or gold jewelry. Click through the gallery to see more of the Valslo couture jewelry collection.