In this remarkable era of technology, studio jewelry is created by
hand, one at a time, by the artist, in the studio, using intricate
labor-intensive techniques. Each piece is signed and hallmarked by the
artist, insuring its identity and future value. The phenomenal success
of studio jewelry is testimony to its powerful beauty, its ability to
speak with an original voice, and its extremely high quality.
The studio artists we present here are among the best and most
recognized in the world. There is no single esthetic, as studio
jewelry embraces diversity. Some of our goldsmiths interpret ancient
themes and forms for modern times; some eschew tradition in favor of post-modern expression. One of the artists presented uses wood and pigmented glass inlay, another uses pure 24K gold. Like many fine
artists, studio jewelers execute special orders, or commissions, in
which clients and collectors have a voice in the creation of a wholly
individualized design in the signature style of the studio artist.
These studio jewelers, from the United States and Europe, present visions to us of jewelry that is personal, that restores balance to our lives, that is made individually for individuals.