Jess Bischoff

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    UNearth choker in sterling silver and 10K yellow gold.  15” length
    UNearth choker in sterling silver and 10K yellow gold.  15” length
    UNearth choker in sterling silver and 10K yellow gold.  15” length

    Jess Bischoff

    Regular price $2,150.00
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    UNearth choker in sterling silver and 10K yellow gold. Currently 15”, three extra silver links can be added at $60/link to achieve a fuller 18" length. 

    The gold in the clasp link is made from a gold ingot and is threaded manually on a lathe and the clasp wire is wire laminated silver and gold.

    Note: the threading link can also be worn separately on a chain.

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    Stink Bug Broochin niobium, stainless steel and rubber  60mm x 45mm x 12mm  Each piece sold separately
    Jess Bischoff
    Jess Bischoff
    Jess Bischoff
    Jess Bischoff
    Jess Bischoff

    Jess Bischoff

    Regular price $360.00
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    Stink Bug Broochin niobium, stainless steel and rubber

    60mm x 45mm x 12mm

    Each piece sold separately 

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    Sample-Collection Drill Hole Brooch in sterling silver, 14K yellow gold and stainless steel  Approximately 65mm diameter x 13mm h
    Sample-Collection Drill Hole Brooch in sterling silver, 14K yellow gold and stainless steel  Approximately 65mm diameter x 13mm h
    Sample-Collection Drill Hole Brooch in sterling silver, 14K yellow gold and stainless steel  Approximately 65mm diameter x 13mm h

    Jess Bischoff

    Regular price $900.00
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    Sample-Collection Drill Hole Brooch in sterling silver, 14K yellow gold and stainless steel

    Approximately 65mm diameter x 13mm h

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    Core Sample Ring. Hand fabricated and cast 18K yellow gold, 18K palladium white gold, 14K white gold and sterling silver  33mm x 32mm x 15mm. Size 5 1/4.
    Core Sample Ring. Hand fabricated and cast 18K yellow gold, 18K palladium white gold, 14K white gold and sterling silver  33mm x 32mm x 15mm. Size 5 1/4.

    Jess Bischoff

    Regular price $4,200.00
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    Core Sample Ring. Hand fabricated and cast 18K yellow gold, 18K palladium white gold, 14K white gold and sterling silver

    33mm x 32mm x 15mm. Size 5 1/4.

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    As a simple human being inhabiting Earth during the present Holocene epoch, I am fascinated by the extraordinary geological and mineralogical research being conducted as part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program. I am most intrigued by the mission’s ongoing successional installation of robotic rovers (more specifically, the most recent two: Curiosity and Perseverance), each rover having been tasked with gathering mass amounts of astrobiological data, including evidence concerning past habitable conditions as well as searching for preserved signs of ancient extraterrestrial life. As such, my present (and ongoing) body of thesis work is inspired by my interest in Martian astrogeology, and certain specific research-gathering processes associated with some of the more recent aspects of the mission: drilling, core-sampling, and sample caching. My collection focuses on the significance of these processes, and their importance in examining the mysterious rock and regolith of Mars.



    With regard to the ‘Stink Bug’ brooch(es), these pieces are the 5th and 6th iterations in a series of production prototypes, each created from a single piece of material which includes an integrated area for the catch and pin-stem. I have used a combination of simple goldsmithing techniques (sawing, embossing — using the hydraulic press — forming, and texturing) to create a three-dimensional form from a flat sheet of niobium. Although many might consider these insects ‘pests’, they remind me of summers spent with my family in Northern Ontario as a child, and exist (to me) as iconic symbols of nostalgia and sentimentality.