Having studied Industrial Design together at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and at The Bauhaus University in Weimar Germany, Gregory Buntain and Ian Collings went on to form the contemporary design studio Fort Standard in 2011. After creating a series of large cast Bronze candelabras called "Sprue" in 2012 the concept for a jewelry line embodying the same materiality took shape shortly afterwards. Through the manipulation of string wax Clermont jewelry takes on a very unique hand made feel of sculptural structure. The cage-like necklace beads are adorned with Japanese cotton cord to give balance to the unexpected bold forms and provide an additional level of femininity and sophistication. Expanding on Clermont's collection of necklace designs, Buntain and Collings sat down to create a complimentary series of bracelets and rings to round out the collection applying their tried and true design process towards new designs which are now available in Gold, Silver and Brass.