in an earlier blog I talked about wabi-sabi, the hand made and the manufactured. Hand-made does not imply wabi-sabi. An excellent essay on the distinction of hand-forged jewelry is found on the website of Victor Canera, a Southern California custom jeweler. Canera works in Platinum and gold. Hh says, " A design is formed in the mind of the designer, ingots of platinum or gold are melted and then pressed, bent, formed or pulled into the different parts that comprise a piece of jewelry. " This is the perfect expression of forging.