A master is eminently skilled in every aspect of a particular art or craft.
A Master Jeweler must be schooled in visual design elements; the history of jewelry as a function of fashion; precision hand, tool and machine techniques; cutting edge software applications; and quality control. He must also be a connoisseur of metals, and precious and semi-precious stones.
For Brian the fine art of hand-made jewelry making has been a life-long labor of love. He delights in creating original designs, seeking out fine materials at the best price, and meticulously working through each step, crafting a piece to perfection. There is a reason why he is known as having “hands of gold”.
Do it the way Cleopatra did it. Commission a Master to create a treasure.
Imagine working with a fine artisan who approaches a piece of custom-made jewelry as if he were creating your personal masterpiece . . . because that is Brian’s methodology.
From the beginning, you are the inspiration. You may or may not have an idea of what you want it to look like, but you surely know when you want to wear it, and how you want to feel when you wear it.
Brian will sit down with you, ask the important questions regarding color and form and material, and really listen to your answers. He will gather information about your lifestyle and your personal style. He will give you his guidance and show you pictures, and look at your pictures as well.
In the end, Brian will come up with a sketch that coordinates each element with the care and attention it takes to turn your vision into a work of ornamental art meant for you, and only you.
First and foremost, the Master Jeweler serves his clientele.
Service means many things: affordability; sensibility; timeliness; integrity; dependability; value. These principles are evident in everything Brian does.
When you work with a master Jeweler you get:
- An artist’s “eye” that knows instinctively what is visually pleasing.
- A craftsman’s “touch” honed by three decades of experience (every single step is done by hand, the way it used to be).
- An entrepreneur’s “nose” for the best buys in gems in the area.
- A consultant’s “ear” that ensures you walk away wearing your heart’s desire, having stayed within your budget.
- An historian’s head for the qualities that endure.
- A designer’s repertoire that spans modern chic, to traditional, to replicas of antique jewelry with a twist.
Sometimes, service means convenience, transparency and consideration.
The cornerstone of a satisfied client is involvement and collaboration every step of the way. If you are out of state, Brian shoots pictures of his progress from multiple angles and sends them off to you, awaiting your reaction. Wherever you happen to live, he will share the sketches and the wax and the stones with you, so that a happy ending is virtually ensured.
The Who, The What, and The Where:
No master works alone; he is the supreme authority among a group of dedicated artisans.
We can melt down what you have sitting in the back of your drawer, and recycle it into something new and wonderful.
We can carefully restore the finest watches and jewelry to their former glory.
Brian has amassed a team of craftsmen who will help take your idea from concept through completion, as he carefully oversees the minutest details.
Every member of the team – diamond setters, model makers, watch makers -- has decades of experience, proven skills, and a love of jewelry making.
The craft may be ancient, but the premises and the equipment are strictly 21st century state-of-the-art.
- All work is performed in a 3,400 square-foot studio / workshop; nothing ever leaves the premises; everything is safe and secure.
- Every machine and tool integrates the latest in jewelry-making technology; Master Brian is especially proud of the laser that solders expensive pieces without the use of scorching heat.
- A C.A.D. program provides Brian with a three-dimensional view of the piece throughout the planning stage, bringing old world craftsmanship into the twenty-first century, and literally inventing the “architecture of jewelry.”
In order to craft the best, use the highest quality materials from local vendors you know and trust.
This is Brian’s mission.
- Each piece of jewelry is stamped in accordance with its metal type, e.g., 14K, 18K, platinum, silver, etc.
- Only high quality diamonds and gemstones are used.
- Grades and qualities are always disclosed with the accompanying product description.
- Every diamond above a half-karat is GIA certified.
- Colored gems always come from reputable sources, with receipts.
Nothing says class like one-of-a-kind, custom-made jewelry.
Brian caters to individuals, corporations, clubs, and any group in search of a meaningful piece of jewelry that is both original and affordable.
- As a corporation, you may need to provide unusual gifts for special anniversaries
- As a sorority, fraternity or charitable organization you may want to express the group’s identity with a novel keepsake
- As a sports team or an art school you may want to provide a unique memento for sale
- As a parent you may want to incorporate the portrait or profile of your child in a design you can show the world every day.
There are infinite possibilities. But remember: even if you need ten or 100 or 500 of the same piece, as hand-made items each one will be slightly and charmingly different.
When you work with Brian, your ideas are transformed into a quality necklace or ring, pair of earrings, bracelet or pin that combines a master’s “je ne sais quoi” with the personality of your company, your group, your family -- or simply you.
The finished product, from “wax to finish,” takes approximately 3 to 4 weeks.
- Economic responsibility: Most of the jewelry you purchase in retail chain stores is made in a factory somewhere outside of the States. Brian’s work is not only hand-made and custom-made, it is home-made in America.
- Incomparable value: Because the jewelry you purchase from Brian is not the result of an executive business decision, you can be sure of the best possible value. Prices can range from $25 to $25,000 or more depending on your needs and your budget, but regardless of the scope you are never paying for corporate advertising or branding.
- Patronage of the arts: In contrast, consider the satisfaction of commissioning a future heirloom.