Metallicity is an astronomy term for a star’s abundance of heavy elements. Without the star’s fusion factory, you, me and the precious metals we know and love would not exist.
Metallicity Jewellery Design opened in 2018 and is a collaborative design partnership of Tony Nemyer and Lilla Taylor. Offering a new and unique jewelry experience in the heart of the Triangle. We are a small business locally owned and operated by two veteran jewellery designers.
Metallicity is born out of the passion to create jewellery. From cutting edge to vintage-inspired, we strive to create something beautiful, functional and, like every individual, unique. Here at Metallicity , we believe in customer-centered experience that is design driven. We will work with you to create a piece of truly wearable art that is entirely unique to you. Also, working with you to refinish your grandmother’s wedding ring or design your own necklace from scratch. We employ cutting-edge 3D printing technology which allows us to work closely with customers to create what you have envisioned. We embrace cutting-edge technology as well as old world craftsmanship.
With over 50 years of combined experience, Metallicity not only offers custom design creations, but also repairs, restorations and appraisal services
We want to bring new life to that old jewellery box of pieces you never wear. Let us sit down with you and create something together that you’ll cherish for the rest of your life
Check out this article on us here from Cary Citizen showcasing some of the things we do and how we blend technology with jewellery.
I have been making jewellery almost my entire life. I was fortunate to attend a junior high school in Wisconsin that offered jewellery-making classes and have been creating wearable works of art ever since. I won a scholarship to the Pratt Institute where I studied jewellery design and began working for a high-end jeweller in NYC’s diamond district. Formerly part of Grimball Jewelers for 9.5 years till its close and in the Triangle area since 2001. In 2016, I won first place in the prestigious AGTA Spectrum Awards for his stunning bridal piece.
My jewellery career began right out of college. My degrees in art and design landed me my first job with a custom jeweller and have continued on this path ever since. Over the past 20 years, I have been involved in several facets of the industry from designing, gemological training, appraising, management, marketing and sales. My educational background includes art history and studio art degrees from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, gemological training through the Gemological Institute of America and metalsmithing courses at Virginia Tech and NC State University.