Written By Fitz Tepper Via Tech Crunch
Launching today, Trove is a platform that lets users customize and buy personalized, 3D-printed jewelry. Based in NYC, the company has raised a $640k seed round from Resolute Ventures and Uprise Ventures.
Although 3D printing has started to become a viable way to manufacture products in certain industries, the technology hasn’t yet become a serious manufacturing method for most consumer goods. This is because most parts are still printed in plastic, a material that just isn’t suitable for some products (including high-end jewelry).
However, some 3D printing services have begun “printing” jewelry made of metals ranging anywhere from stainless steel to 18-caret Gold.
Here’s how it works: A 3D printer is used to create a mold for the jewelry, which the precious metal is then poured inside of to create the piece.