Anticlastic refers to an extremely difficult technique where the jeweler uses sheet metal to create jewelry components with a concave curve on the outer surface while compressing the metal to create a convex curve in the middle.
What??? Did you say that? Other definitions are even more complicated! Think about the shape and curve of a saddle. Or a Pringles potato chip. And then imagine those curves even tighter. Better yet, take a few moments to view this slideshow that illustrates the step-by-step process of creating these complicated curves. Here, our custom jeweler Tony Nemyer made an amazing pendant, using anticlastic techniques, for one of our wonderful clients.