Jewelry Care

The care of fine jewelry requires a little practice that, once learned, will become second nature. Your personal jeweler should provide you with a basic knowledge of noble metals, gemstones, how jewelry should be safely worn, stored and cleaned. Philippe Medawar is committed to helping clients formulate a plan to care for each treasured jewelry item, which is vital to ensuring its beauty lasts.

Never fear, the jewelry experts at Philippe Medawar on 28th Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan, look forward to helping you learn what your jewelry needs so that its beauty will endure and it can be enjoyed for many years.

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Jewelry Care Education
Watch Care Education

Watch Care

Our ancestors understood that high-grade watches are an asset for the future. Whether you’ve made a costly investment in a luxury timepiece or you’ve inherited a sentimental heirloom, it’s vital to maintain and care for it to ensure proper functioning. With over 40 years experience servicing and restoring all types and brands of timepieces – wristwatches, pocket watches and clocks – Philippe Medawar is a Swiss watchmaker passionate about helping clients protect their investment.

For valuable care information regarding your timepiece, click below. Those clients with additional inquiries may call for an appointment or stop by the 28th Street showroom in Grand Rapids where Philippe Medawar staff will happily answer all your watch care concerns.

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Diamonds are the hardest naturally occurring material on earth. We thank God for creating the sparkling mineral, diamond, and for the many ways it has benefitted humanity in diverse applications such as: industry, music technology and health sciences, to name a few. One of our favorite tangible expressions of the sparkling transmission of light is, of course, diamond jewelry! Whether one’s goal is glamour, romance or to symbolize an important milestone such as the marriage covenant, diamonds have become an integral part of our lives. Diamonds often say perfectly what we cannot adequately convey: “You have value...I care about you...Congratulations” and “I love you.” The emission of dispersion and fire – the separating of white light into its spectral hues – speaks beautifully to us through the diamond's sparkle.

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Diamond Education
Colored Gemstone Education

Colored Gemstones

The allure of colored gemstones has endured for centuries. They’re written about in The Bible, romanticized by poets and treasured by royalty. Colored gemstones express passionate love, personal style, family legacy and power. A rare commodity, colored gemstones are mined from remote locations with availability often contingent on the political climate of the region. To be classified as a gem, a mineral must be beautiful, durable and rare. Of the approximate 4000 minerals discovered, about 100 qualify as gems. Most colored gemstones have been treated or enhanced in some way before arriving in retail jewelry stores. Enhancements improve a gem’s appearance and durability. Reputable jewelers, like Philippe Medawar, disclose gemstone treatments and caution clients on the proper cleaning and care so their beauty lasts. 

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Gifted artisan, Philippe Medawar, has been crafting exquisite jewelry from noble metals, gold and platinum, for over 40 years. Noble metals are a group of metals that include platinum, rhodium, silver and gold that resist oxidation and corrosion when exposed to moisture.

In the jewelry design process, clients are advised to choose white gold, platinum, yellow gold or rose gold based on the gemstone color, personal preferences, lifestyle and profession. Whatever the metal choice, Philippe Medawar will handcraft a miniature work of art that will be treasured for generations.

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Metal Education