About Lacy Metals

Lacy Metals is a small family owned partnership founded by artist and silversmith Jessica Lacy. Jessica makes each piece by hand using time-honored metalsmithing techniques, either forging directly from metal sheet and wire, or lost wax casting from precious metal grain. Each piece is an heirloom, created to withstand the tests of time and guaranteed for life.

Silver: A Natural Bacteria Fighter

For thousands of years silver has been used as a healing and anti-bacterial agent. Its medical and preservative power can be traced as far back as the ancient Greek and Roman Empires who used silver serving utensils and water vessels. Recent research shows silver to be highly germicidal, yet harmless and non-toxic to humans. Today’s physicians and nano-scientists are still finding new medical and consumer applications for the properties of silver.

  • Diluted silver is used to treat newborn babies' eyes for infection
  • Silver can be used as a substitute for many antibiotics
  • Silver derivatives are used to kill infections in virtually every burn ward in America
  • Silver-infused bandages are now commercially available and FDA approved
  • Silver water purification filters are used to prevent growth of algae and bacteria
  • Silver is used in Japan as a popular agent in the fight against airborne toxins
  • A silver leaf was used to combat infection in wounds sustained by WWI troops
  • Chinese emperors and their courts ate with silver chopsticks.

Environmentally Friendly:

Lacy Metals is committed to minimizing its affect on the environment by actively seeking alternative technologies. For example, we have found that we can use natural citric acid rather than sulfuric acid in removing oxidation and flux from the metals that we work with. The by-product of this process is now a harmless liquid that can be easily disposed of.

Socially Responsible:

Lacy Metals uses conflict-free gemstones and fair trade metals in all of its production and fabrication. By seeking out Fair Trade products, you can ensure your purchases make life better for workers. Fair Trade businesses commit to fair wages, cooperative workplaces, consumer education, environmental sustainability and public accountability.

Organizations:
Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America

Society of North American Goldsmiths
Metal Arts Guild
The Designer's Den


 

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