Any project begins with your artifacts. Atlanta United provided Tokens with two balls from their Conference Finals match against the New York Red Bulls contested 11/25/18. The Tokens design team went to work developing some mockups of what the colorful balls would look like as jewelry items. This concept allows the recipient to "wear the win" and the opportunity to share the story behind these eye-catching cuff links and pendants.
Upon customer approval, a section of the ball was cut into discs and transferred to our silversmith in Taxco, Mexico to create samples out of sterling silver. All transfers are done via tamper-evident sealed bags to maintain provenance.
Sterling silver makes an ideal setting as its subtle finish doesn't distract from the artifact and it looks great with age. Sterling silver also can be hallmarked, in this case "Atlanta United" was stamped on the back of each item.
After the final sample was approved, delivery was made in about 3 weeks.