For those seeking a truly unique, special piece, Jeffrey Levin crafts custom handmade jewelry by special order. Design engagement rings and wedding bands, revive an old heirloom or realize a symbolic design.
True to his artisan roots, Jeffrey crafts each piece by hand, using the ancient lost-wax process. He blends newer techniques with time-honored practices in order to optimize the beauty of his medium – for example, he also employs the traditional method of fabricating his jewel masters in metal.
Jeffrey also creates jewelry using vintage, one-of-a-kind and found objects he has collected from around the world, remixed with new gems, Jeffrey's own designs or handcrafted additions.
Each bespoke design is a considered relationship between you and Jeffrey to bring to life meaningful adornment.
Jeffrey's custom process is all about making the discovery, design and selection a special, inspired experience. Whether it's celebrating your unique love in engagement rings, wedding bands or anniversary presents or creating a bespoke design to treasure because it's uniquely you.
There are 4 phases: Consultation, Design, Production and Adorn.
In our in person or virtual Consultation we review any ideas and inspirations that you have or I work to help you find the essence of a design for us to explore by asking you a variety of questions and showing you my work. We discuss if you have any family gems you want to incorporate or if I will source new or vintage gems, the type of precious metal you want and we discuss your style. We also discuss my design fee and your budget range so we can be sure that the design ideas can be realized.
In the Design phase, I work on new drawings or adaptations of current designs in my collection. I review these with you and provide one round of iterations as necessary. With an approved design, metals, and gems, I proceed with carving the design in wax. I keep working the wax form until I have created your unique design.
I do have a unique “handwriting” which comes through in each piece that I carve. The subtle or remarkable details are created within a frame of reference of mere millimeters.
I share the wax design with you for approval. Once I have an approved wax, I can give you a more final budget based on the expected weight of the metal and any research I've undertaken to locate the perfect stone.
Production involves lost wax casting, polishing and finishing, which is a worked method applied to each individual piece. For rings or pendants with stones, after casting, I polish the setting and get it ready for setting diamonds and gems. Once set, I make any final finishing to the piece to make it ready.
And finally, Adorn. The excitement of handing over a unique piece that I hope will bring you joy for many years to come.
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