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-ins are always welcome, clients are encouraged to make an appointment.
One of the most fulfilling aspects of Philippe Medawar’s Jewelry 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, its 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 our lifestyle or aesthetic sensibilities. Philippe Medawar lovingly modernizes heirlooms, old fashion wedding rings, or any sentimental item, using the same noble metals and gemstones, by 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 sends their jewelry out for repair. Clients that are sent by other shops say they are told, “If anyone can do it, Philippe Medawar can!"
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 for an inspection, consultation and buffing, polishing and cleaning. The amount of time needed to provide Jewelry Maintenance varies depending on the season and the time necessary to perfectly execute each individual item's needs. Jewelry Maintenance is a courtesy to owners of Philippe Medawar jewelry; however, 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). Remember to add Jewelry Maintenance to your calendar!
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.