ArtCarved is a premier engagement ring and wedding band designer/manufacturer. With over 165 years experience, ArtCarved has been a part of countless happy occasions.
Over a century ago the skilled ArtCarved craftsmen created the first seamless wedding rings – allowing for greater comfort of fit. Innovation continued with the introduction of “carved” wedding rings opening up a new world of design detail and styling.
How It All Started
In 1850 in Brooklyn, New York, J.R. Wood began producing diamond engagement rings and wedding bands. The original company name was J.R. Wood & Sons, and they described their company as “Diamond cutters, wedding ring makers and manufacturers of fine gold and platinum jewelry.” J.R. Wood & Sons was located at 1300 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY, and was described as “America’s most up-to-date jewelry plant.”
More About J.R. Woods & Son
In one of J.R. Woods catalogs their jewelry manufacturing facility is described as follows:
“The construction is of steel and concrete. Practically all of the walls are glass. The interior is white enameled throughout.Thirty-five telephones connect the various departments together with electric elevators, signal horns and bells. Automatic electric clocks and time stamps are installed in all departments so that accurate costs of manufacturing can be determined on all work.The steel vault is twenty-five feet wide by eighteen feet deep with a door weighing seven tons.The factory contains approximately fifty-thousand feet of floor space with ample accommodations for one thousand workmen.”
They really took care of their employees too. Read this: “Shower baths, reading and recreation rooms are provided as well as a grocery store and restaurant where all food is sold at cost to our employees.”