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.
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.
Though the sum parts of jewelry are replaceable, the memories attached to jewelry are not. This is why Philippe Medawar takes seriously the profound responsibility entrusted to jewelry repair. Over 40 years as a master jeweler, who takes pride in serving his international clientele, Philippe Medawar’s commitment to providing expert repair, restoration, redesign and maintenance techniques are a time-honored tradition. All jewelry services are performed in-house at Philippe Medawar’s atelier in Grand Rapids. Clients appreciate the vast difference between having Philippe Medawar as their personal jeweler, as opposed to leaving a treasured heirloom with a retailer who buys and sells jewelry but isn’t actually a jeweler and must send their jewelry away. Clients that are sent by other shops say they are told, “If anyone can do it, Philippe Medawar can,” which has earned him the title, “The Jeweler’s Jeweler.”
One of the most valuable benefits of owning a jewelry item designed and handcrafted by Philippe Medawar is the complementary Jewelry Maintenance Service. Every three months clients may bring their item to the in-house atelier on 28th Street in Cascade for inspection, a consultation (if needed) and buffing, polishing and cleaning. The amount of time needed to provide Jewelry Maintenance Service varies depending on the season and the time necessary to perfectly execute what each individual jewelry item needs. The Jewelry Maintenance Service is a courtesy to owners of Philippe Medawar fine jewelry; however, jewelry items needing additional attention not covered under maintenance will be referred to Jewelry Repair or Restoration Services and will be given a free estimate of all potential cost(s). Put Philippe Medawar Jewelry Maintenance on your calendar… the inheritors of your fine jewelry will be so grateful that you did!
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 of how 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 it’s beauty will endure and it can be worn for many years to come.