Philippe Medawar is unique in the fine jewelry and watch marketplace, in part, because it's a family-owned, small business by design, not a conglomerate, chain, or e-commerce driven company. Maintaining extreme quality control in every facet of business and protecting creative freedom as exemplified by the independent spirit of Philippe Medawar is of paramount importance to the company.
Philippe Medawar's unique, one-of-a-kind pieces are known as "Gravity-Defying" and "Wearable Art" by international jewelry connoisseurs. Generations of loyal clientele applaud the unique philosophy and autonomy of Philippe Medawar that exemplifies the company’s foundational values.
A rarity in the disposable culture in which we live today, U.S. patent holder Philippe Medawar epitomizes the proverbial “needle in a haystack,” by guiding an Old World company – where doing business is still considered a pleasure – in unison with cutting edge, trendsetting design and service. Utilizing skills first learned and honed under the tutelage of his father, Philippe Medawar passionately brings a rare blend of artisanal vision and technical expertise that defines his brand.
Emanating from the foundational value of an excellence-driven work ethic, Philippe Medawar has earned a stellar reputation as a gifted artisan, passionately committed to his craft and the protection of his clients' trust. Philippe Medawar is a guardian on their behalf, always performing all services safely in house. As an expert who designs, repairs, restores and redesigns clients’ jewelry and watches, heirs inherit not only the physical expression of their family legacy, but also a measure of the Philippe Medawar service legacy, in honor of the past and an investment in the next generation.
Inspired by the intricacies of God’s beautiful creation and the ancient Phoenician backdrop of the Greco-Roman architecture in which he was raised, Philippe Medawar’s approach to design is an utterly unique interpretation of jewelry as sculpture. He is a visionary that says “not all art hangs on walls” and is famous for his elegant, comfortable and minimalistic designs that are timeless in their appeal and celebrate the élan of the individuals who wear them.
The Philippe Medawar team considers it an honor to assist clients as they commemorate important life events with expressions of jewelry and watches that are as memorable and cherished as the events themselves. The rare components of Philippe Medawar jewelry and watches have great material value... but when given as a symbol of affection or to celebrate a special event such as a birth, engagement, wedding, anniversary or retirement, the jewelry rendered in noble metals and precious gemstones becomes an irreplaceable treasure that will illicit the same celebratory spirit each time it’s enjoyed by the wearer.
In 1973, Philippe Medawar immigrated to the U.S. from war-torn Lebanon. Arguably one of the most beautiful countries in the world, Beirut was once called “The Paris of the Middle East.” Intermittent unrest within the borders of this jewel on the Mediterranean, though deeply grievous, increases his gratitude for the privilege and peace he enjoys as a naturalized citizen of the United States of America. Philippe Medawar is proud to be a member of the West Michigan community and is grateful to God, his family, his dedicated staff and loyal clientele, many of whom he now has the privilege of serving successive generations. He is also grateful to his late father, Chakib Medawar, for showing him the love of our Lord Jesus Christ and equipping him with a great family heritage.