Rachel Dropp, the designer behind Raw Elements Jewelry, hand fabricates edgy and organic jewelry adornments using ancient and modern techniques. Dropp’s designs are made of a mixture of materials-reclaimed precious metals, diamonds, semi-precious gemstones, crystals, then incorporates elements to create a raw and unique style.
Currently, she is a one woman operation: she designs it, makes it, photographs it and ships it. Rachel is committed to sustainable business practices, using mostly reclaimed metals from a refinery rather then straight from the mines. Rachel values social responsibility. She sources unique minerals, conflict-free diamonds and precious gemstones from ethical and environmentally conscious vendors.
As her company grows she is committed to partnering with artisans around the globe to support diminishing and forgotten jewelry techniques as well as traditional craftsmanship.
Her designs adhere to mainly 3 aesthetic themes: rustic nature, sacred geometry and bohemian. Raw Elements Jewelry provides the customer the unique statement that they are a global conscious thinker, allowing them to be recognized by other like minded people. Her mission is to design jewelry that is for individual self expression and that illuminates a global reflection. Raw Style. Raw Beauty. Raw Elements…
Rachel started Raw Elements Jewelry in 2009. She received a double major in Jewelry Design and Business Administration from the University of Oregon in 2009. In 2011, she received a grant to further her education in Advanced stone-setting, Design and Casting. She is trained in 3D CAD/CAM and completed a 3 day course by 3Design instructors. Her designs have been picked up by major corporations and sold through out major retail stores. In spring of 2017, she will be attending a 5 day stone-setting class at the prestigious GRS Training Center. She will be using these skills to incorporate into her alternative fine jewelry bridal line.