Behind The Bench

Established in 2011. Handmade in Brooklyn, NY.

All pieces are hand made in small quantities with limited availability. We believe in having pieces that are unique and special, not mass produced.  We use ethically sourced stones and recycled metals. Everyday we strive to grow with compassion for the world and want the brand to reflect as such.

About the Artist

Born in Chile and raised in Miami Florida, Sunim Choi first discovered her love for metalsmithing in college while attending Florida International University in 2001.  She further developed her skills when she moved to New York in 2007 at Studio Jewelers. 

She started her company, Ra Metals in 2011 specializing in amulets and bold geometric jewelry. She is now bringing her original vision of lasting, meaningful jewelry to engagement and wedding bands. 

She is currently the studio manager and Metalsmithing teacher at Fitzgerald Jewelry located in Williamsburg Brooklyn.  

Inspirations: The sun, the ocean, miami art deco, mr. bungle, colors pink & gold, and her rescue mutt pup Casey <3.

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† The invocation of Rā̛ †

Named after the Egyptian sun god, Ra Metals is abstruse yet profound. 

For the enigmatic being and opposition to the masses. 

An invocation to the spirit of rā̛ and all that he embodies.  

Our Promise

We promise to donate 20% of our profits to a cause we find important.

We believe that if everyone does just a little, a little bit will go a long way.

Currently donations will be directed to PCRF, Palestinian Children Relief Fund, whose mission is to provide medical and humanitarian relief collectively and individually to Arab children throughout the Levant, regardless of their nationality, politics or religion.


The Palestine Children's Relief Fund was established in 1992 by concerned humanitarians in the USA to bring injured and sick children for free medical care they could not get locally. Since then, we have sent over 2,000 sick and injured children for free medical care, as well as sponsored hundreds of volunteer medical teams from all over the world to treat tens of thousands of sick and injured youths in local hospitals. PCRF also has built two pediatric cancer departments in Palestine and has several more major programs and projects taking place to help support the development of a sustainable health-care system there. We are a grassroots organization depending on the support of thousands of volunteers all over the world to help us achieve our humanitarian mission.

Please consider donating directly here.



Photography: @yasminedesigns

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