Scott Richter (Owner, Ring Maker & Metal Smith Extraordinaire)
One only need glance at Scott Richter’s bedside table to witness this man’s dedication to metal craft and machinery. At a time when most tired eyes desire to succumb to the latest thriller or romance novel, Scott finds himself regularly engrossed in favorites such as Jewelry Concepts & Technology and Machinery Handbook.
And it has been a life-long love affair -
Born and raised in Watertown, MA, Scott began designing his own knives at age 15, carefully honing and refining the skills that would land him in the pages of Premier Knife Makers in the World two decades later. While concentrating on swords and knives, Scott would often find himself making rings for friends and family. The demand and appreciation for these lovingly handcrafted bands, along with his own real life romance and marriage to Minter (Edwards) Richter, eventually led to the launch of Minter & Richter Designs.
Working from his studio housed in Boston’s historic rum distillery, Scott meticulously crafts each ring custom to order. Combining titanium with everything from the exotic – water buffalo horn, to the everyday – concrete, and special found objects that customers send, Scott is continually reinventing the idea of what a ring should be.