Custom Jewelry Design

Discerning clients, who don’t want cookie-cutter, mass-produced jewelry found in most retail jewelry stores, love Philippe Medawar’s Custom Jewelry Designs. For over 40 years, an international clientele have trusted Philippe Medawar’s discerning eye, expert hands and unique aesthetic. Visionary Philippe Medawar is famous for gravity-defying gem setting styles and jewelry innovations that are unique to his work. Depending on the season, Philippe Medawar can provide custom hand-crafted jewelry, from concept to completion, in four to six weeks. Though walk-in’s are always welcome, clients are encouraged to make an appointment.

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Custom Jewelry Design
Custom Jewelry Redesign

Jewelry Redesign

One of the most fulfilling aspects of Philippe Medawar’s Jewelry Design Services is Jewelry Redesign. When an unworn jewelry item merely sits in a bureau or safety deposit box and no one enjoys its beauty or the loving memories it once conveyed, it has lost its usefulness and, arguably, it’s value. Occasionally, jewelry gifts are given with a generous heart but for various reasons are rarely or never worn. We also inherit items that have great sentimental value but do not fit with one’s lifestyle or aesthetic sensibilities. Philippe Medawar lovingly modernizes heirlooms, old fashion wedding rings, or any sentimental item, using the same noble metals and gemstones while magically transforming them into expressions of your personal style.

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Jewelry Design Services

Master Jeweler, Philippe Medawar, offers comprehensive Custom Jewelry Design Services such as Jewelry Maintenance, Jewelry Care and Jewelry Appraisals for clients who have purchased Philippe Medawar jewelry. Utilizing the Jewelry Maintenance and Jewelry Care programs is essential for clients wishing to properly care for their jewelry so it remains in excellent condition for many years to come. Those who purchase Custom Jewelry Designs may also request an insurance replacement appraisal. All Custom Jewelry Design Services are expertly provided at Philippe Medawar’s in-house atelier on 28th Street in the village of Cascade, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Custom Jewelry Design Services
Philippe Medawar Gift Registry

Gift Registry

What if she doesn’t like it? What if it doesn’t fit him? What if it clashes with her other jewelry? Help!

Buying jewelry and watches can be confusing! Philippe Medawar Gift Registry makes the process easier. All you need to do is stop by Philippe Medawar at 5930 28th Street, SE in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and spend a few minutes with a knowledgeable staff member. Then, whenever you want to make a purchase, having your loved one’s personal information at your disposal removes stress and ensures the gift is perfect in every way.

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"How can I thank you enough for all your hard work to get my ring done in time for my wedding anniversary. What a truly wonderful surprise. My ring is exquisite! It has brought me much happiness. I LOVE it! Thank you again for your kindness."
—Nicole
"I wanted to surprise my wife for our 20th wedding anniversary with a custom designed ring that said, "I value you; you are precious to me; you are unique, creative and beautiful" to my wife. My wife's existing wedding ring already featured high-quality diamonds (purchased in the Caribbean) that we loved, but the design was uninspired-- typical retail jewelry. Philippe Medawar started with our existing ring, retaining its best diamonds and adding more of his own, and designed a one of a kind masterpiece (just as unique as my wife and nearly as beautiful). The finished custom-designed ring is flawless-- an absolute treasure. It is asymmetrical and unconventional, yet perfectly balanced. The stones float in the setting in a way that maximizes light and brilliance. I have no idea how Philippe accomplished this feat; it looks impossibly delicate, yet is sturdy and secure for every day wear. And Philippe's attention to detail is unrivaled. He designed the ring in such a way that every diamond is exposed to maximum light, and yet the setting is entirely smooth with no edges that will catch on clothing or risk jarring loose a stone. I cannot tell you how many breathless compliments my wife has received on this ring. I've never seen its equal.
Some visitors may stop in at Philippe's store in Cascade, MI, expecting to find a typical inventory of retail jewelry and to speak with a salesperson. Instead, in Philippe, you've found the rarest of gems -- a true craftsman, master jeweler and watchmaker who creates one of a kind works of art. And to top it off, Philippe is honest, trustworthy and generous with his clients. His work is amazing, and he consistently delights clients who he designs for.
When you want to commemorate a milestone with a gift that is truly unique and special, you should strongly consider meeting with Philippe Medawar to design a work of wearable art. He's the best."
—Brett
"My wife and I would like to thank you for the wonderful work of art and skill that went into designing and crafting our beautiful Golden Anniversary Cross. It was definitely a special day for us, but this jewel studded masterpiece, commemorating fifty years of marriage, was an unanticipated highlight. The jewels representing the months of our family members’ births was unique in many ways. I have always referred to my children as the family jewels. Their subsequent marriages brought us new children and new jewels. Then, of course, the grandchildren from those unions.
We look forward to many more blessings from our wonderful Lord, all of which we hope to be represented in jewels on or around this work of art. Please accept our profound thanks for the special investment in time and talent that went into the creation of our family cross. This cross represents a symbol of our faith. It is our prayer that the Lord has blessed you as he has blessed us. I do know he has given you both a wonderful talent. We will view that artistry every day as we observe our jeweled cross in our home. I hope to meet you one day when we travel to Grand Rapids to visit our children.
Until then, may God’s peace be with you."
—Frank & Jane
"Thank you so much for making my beautiful ring. I love that it includes my mother’s diamond and my original engagement diamond from 1966 in such a beautiful setting."
—Jan
"Philippe Medawar designed and created the most beautiful ring in the world! It's completely unique and magnificent. The quality of diamonds used and the craftsmanship are absolutely stunning. He's truly a visionary. I receive constant compliments on my ring’s unique style and setting."
—Amy