• Contemporary Jewelry Design Group

    Extraordinary Jewelry. Exceptional Designers.™

  • Contemporary Jewelry Design Group

    Extraordinary Jewelry. Exceptional Designers.™

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 Welcome to The Contemporary Jewelry Design Group. We are a national organization dedicated to the promotion of creative jewelry design and committed to the highest standards of integrity and ethics in business and in design. We count among our members the finest jewelry designers in the world, and we are delighted to present their work to you. Learn about the designers and their stories, read our blog written by award-winning jewelry blogger Monica Stephens, and discover where to buy your next designer jewelry treasure.

Master Jeweler Ray Griffiths and His Crowning Glory

 

By Kyle Roderick

Like a gem-encrusted cathedral, the jewels of Ray Griffiths www.raygriffiths.com are glitteringly beautiful, monumental in artisanship and rich in structural integrity. While Griffiths creates a vast range of jewels in precious metals, varied gemstones and color palettes, the New York-based designer/master jeweler is highly differentiated by Crownwork®, his trademarked technique and style. 

Ray Griffiths Crownwork Oxidized Hoop Balls

Oxidized sterling silver Crownwork® hoops and 18-karat gold Crownwork® globes make kinetic sculptural statements.

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Janis Kerman - The Full Circle. A conversation with Marlene Richey

In Janis Kerman’s book “Reminiscence”, Patricia Kiley Faber of Aaron Faber Gallery stated: “The work is continually evolving although the outstanding qualities of Kerman’s jewelry - strong composition, meticulous finishing, the contrast of silver and gold, and a focus on wearability - have been there since the beginning…Kerman’s work is unique among her peers in many ways. Her…manifesto (is) - ‘It’s the balance, not the symmetry.’”  As Janis retires from the jewelry industry, she spoke with Marlene Richey about her work, her legacy and moving forward.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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