Among all the techniques employed by the silversmiths of Kathmandu, Nepal the highly specialized pierce work is perhaps the most demanding. Using our original designs, the silversmith starts with a plate of sterling silver and then drills holes and inserts tiny jig-saw blades through a silver plate to cut out the pattern, leaving the design in fine detail - reminiscent of lace.
Nepal is a country that was closed off from the outside world until the 1950’s and traditional crafts were sheltered from the onslaught of modernity. The sterling silver piercework jewelry produced in Kathmandu Nepal is an example of a traditional craft that that has survived intact due to that isolation.
Himalayan Gems supports these traditional craftspeople from Nepal and the outstanding sterling silver jewelry that they produce.
These master jewelers work closely with Himalayan Gems to produce masterpieces of sterling silver jewelry. It is a partnership that has been built over 25 years with the goal of producing the finest sterling jewelry available in Nepal.