Royal Bastards

Anthony Lent—Fine Jewelry

A project in Philadelphia, PA by David Lent

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A father. His two sons. Our one dream. Help us launch the jewelry world's newest 40-year-old company.
Backers: 345
Average Pledge Per Backer: $164

Funded: $56,580 of $50,000
Dates: May 10th -> Jun 11th (32 days)
Project By: David Lent
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Latest News

Only hours to go! Can we make our stretch goal?

June 9th - via:
Time is running out on our Kickstarter, and we couldn't be more excited with the results! Thanks to our backers, we not only reached our goal, we're on track to exceed it by a significant margin! This is great news, because we have lots of plans for... (Read More)

Two days left to get more rewards!

June 8th - via:
We're just about at the finish line, but we're still aiming high for our final few days. A few people have asked how to increase their pledge. Thanks! We made a graphic for you: You won't be charged twice. This changes your total pledge amount; it's... (Read More)

Stretching to $60,000—only a few days left to turn our victory into a conquest!

June 5th - via:
Good news! We made it! On to $60,000!We've reached our funding goal, but that doesn't mean our campaign is over. We still have a few more days, and we still need as many pledges as we can get. So we've introduced a stretch goal of $60,000. The extra... (Read More)

Five days left and 90% of the way there

June 4th - via:
Five days left—let's go for $60,000!We've had a successful campaign so far, and we're almost at our goal. With only five days left, we need to keep chugging along at full steam to get there. How great would it be if we blasted right past our goal... (Read More)

One week to go! Last chance bonuses for backers!

June 3rd - via:
Something new we're working on. Your pledges mean we can continue working on beautiful pieces like this, and more. And we're well on our way. Thank you!Check out our special offers to existing backers. New Sunface pieces and new beads for our Snake... (Read More)

10 Days Left—New rewards and new bonus offers! Sunfaces and Snake Bracelets!

May 31st - via:
June 10 is our funding deadline…If we don't reach our $50,000 goal by then, we get nothing!Which means, sadly, that we can't give anything to our backers, either! But we're pretty sure that's not going to happen. We're just about at the $40,000... (Read More)

Anthony Lent at Couture 2014

May 29th - via:
Anthony Lent is at Couture 2014!We're very fortunate to be attending this year's Couture Show in Las Vegas, today through June 2nd. Couture is probably the most important annual trade show for the jewelry industry, and this is our first year there.... (Read More)

We're 60% of the way there! Say hello to our Putti—a mischievous cherub that will fly straight to your heart (and hang there, on a chain)

May 28th - via:
Hi! Our Putti wanted to personally greet and thank all of our backers. We've broken through the $30,000 mark and are gradually making our way to our goal. Of course, we'd like to do even better than $50,000 if we can, because fees and taxes will... (Read More)

The Sun Also Rises…

May 27th - via:
One of the most popular Anthony Lent designs is our Sunface. We love it, too. We love it so much, we used it as the emblem of our campaign. Naturally, people kept asking us why we don't offer any Sunface pieces as rewards. "We don't make them in... (Read More)

We're halfway to our goal and halfway through our campaign!

May 26th - via:
Our special offer ends tomorrow. Refer a friend today and get a bonus reward for yourself. See Update #11 for details. Thanks for helping us get this far!  (Read More)

Have you seen our Flip Ring?

May 25th - via:
One ring to rule them all…One of our backers asked for a closer look at the Flip Ring, specifically a photo of someone actually wearing one. Luckily, we have a few great photos to show you. One of the things your pledges will help us pay for are... (Read More)

Winning the Popularity Contest

May 22nd - via:
Comments, Clicks, and Likes One of the best guarantors of our campaign's success is its popularity. We're grateful for all the support we've received so far. We're also eager to reach our goal so we can make all the awesome rewards that you—our... (Read More)

Fierce Creatures

May 21st - via:
You can't run a Kickstarter campaign without looking at dozens of others to see what else is out there. We're constantly stumbling on really fascinating and original projects, like Don Moyer's Calamityware dinner plate: Look familiar? It's a... (Read More)

20,000 steps on a journey of 50,000—We can't do it without you!

May 21st - via:
Our project has been live for about 12 days now, and we just passed the $20,000 mark! This is exciting, but we need to keep the momentum going! Remember, we're doing a special promotion this week to encourage our existing backers to ask their friends... (Read More)

BONUS time! Refer a friend and get an extra reward as our thanks!

May 20th - via:
For One Week Only!Refer a friend to our campaign and get a bonus reward! For one week only, starting today, you can get an extra reward if you're a backer and you convince someone else to back us, too. Depending on your friend's pledge, you can get a... (Read More)

Have you seen our latest testimonials video?

May 19th - via:
"We love Anthony Lent!"Something people are always saying about our work is how different the experience of seeing it in person is from seeing it in photographs. While we try to convey its distinctiveness in pictures, there's no substitute for having... (Read More)

Gina Rios Jewelry on Kickstarter

May 19th - via:
We've been contacting some of the other jewelry campaigns on Kickstarter. We're a small group, so  we're finding it worthwhile to support each other. We hope you support them, too! Today we'd like to give a shout out toGina Rios Jewelry. Anthony... (Read More)

Please consider backing EllaSole on Kickstarter

May 18th - via:
One of the things we're learning while running this campaign is just how important it is to build a community of supporters. Without our family and friends, our campaign probably doesn't have a chance. We also hope we'll attract new people to our... (Read More)

Photo shoot photos are now online!

May 17th - via:
One week ago, we threw a photo shoot party to launch our Kickstarter campaign and promised to share the photographs we took with our guests. Well, they're up on our Flickr page for all to see! Keep checking back for more over the next few days, as we... (Read More)

$10K—a great a way to wake up, but a long way to go

May 15th - via:
Thanks to our backers, we reached $10,000 in about 4 1/2 days. But Kickstarter campaigns often have spikes in activity at the beginning and at the end, so we're far from a guaranteed success. If you're thinking about backing us, don't delay! Even $1... (Read More)

Tony Lent to speak at The Santa Fe Symposium, May 18-21, in Albuquerque, NM

May 13th - via:
Pops is discussing die-striking at this year's Santa Fe Symposium. Check it out! Please also email our campaign link to five people you know who would like Anthony Lent jewelry! Why not? Here's a  (Read More)

Life, the Universe, and Everything

May 12th - via:
It's our third full day after launching, and we are really excited by the support we've received so far. We also got our 42nd backer, so here's a little update on our work-in-progress in honor of the late Douglas Adams, one of our favorite authors.... (Read More)

Just broke $5K with our 30th backer!

May 12th - via:
48 hours after launching and we just hit the $5000 mark, which is 10% of our goal! Thanks so much to our first 30 backers! You have really made the beginning of this campaign such a joy for us. This is our first Kickstarter, so we didn't know what to... (Read More)

Launch party success

May 11th - via:
We had a great time last night in New York launching the Kickstarter campaign and generally celebrating the work of Anthony Lent. The whole family was there along with friends and supporters. Everyone took lots of photos, tried on lots of jewelry,... (Read More)

Ask Tony Lent a question on reddit!

May 10th - via:
We're doing an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on this afternoon. Ask Tony himself any question you like! We're try to check back in periodically in case we missed any, but we're going to start at 1 PM today!  (Read More)

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