MetalUrgency is the original Warfighter jewelry. Not only do we create in precious metals, like gold and sterling silver, but we also cast in the relics of war. Ancient warrior cultures forged tools and weapons out of bronze, so in keeping with that tradition we cast in our signature “War Ready Bronze”. Paying homage to the brave men and women of the American Armed Forces we also cast in “American Spent Brass “, brass shell casings still containing carbon, oils from weapons, and even a soldiers hands. “Wear the Battle”.
Founder Jimmy “The Jeweler” Chase has worked in the jewelry industry for thirty years, where he helped build brands and design jewelry for an A-list of clients. Jimmy was often approached by people asking where they can get a piece of jewelry they saw on their favorite musician or celebrity. Stirred by these requests, Jimmy engaged his brother Dale Chase, and set out to bring these designs to everyone under the MetalUrgency brand.
Defining the spirit of the MetalUrgency brand, our lead Designer, Paul “Anvil” O’Keefe, is a powerhouse of design inspired by a very different background. Paul is a 10 year Air Force Veteran, former MMA Heavyweight, and is non-stop in his drive to create and give back to our Nation’s Veterans and First Responders. After Ruck Marching across America with a team raising money for wounded veterans, Paul is leading the design effort for the purpose of giving back to these charities.
Making up the second half of our design team is our sculptor Edgar Hernandez. Edgar has been a sculptor for thirteen years in both digital and traditional mediums. He made his way in the jewelry industry in 2014 and honed his portrait skills when he began working for well known toy companies such as Hasbro. Paul and Edgar work hand in hand in bringing the MetalUrgency vision to life.
Making out our head of Operation is Brittany Harris. Brittany is a Navy Seabee Veteran, spending 5 years and two deployments as a heavy equipment operator in Africa and South Korea. Upon leaving the Navy, Brittany has gained various experience in customer service, hospitality, and office administration which has only prepared her to help round out this team.
Last, but certainly not least, we never forget our silent partners who have supported our mission.