Studio and art jewelers are typically bench jewelers; they know how to make every aspect of jewelry. But their purpose is different from that of a designer or a bench jeweler. Unlike jewelry designers, studio or art jeweler aren't creating collections. They want to create one-of-a-kind pieces that challenge them artistically and technically.
Studio jewelers often do custom work, creating perosnalized pieces for customers. But they aren’t usually associated with a jewelry store (as most custom jewelers are), and custom work with a studio or art jeweler will almost always be full custom (versus made-to-order or semi-custom
Some studio and art jewelers create jewelry so exquisite that it’s left on display when not being worn. They often turn their jewelry skills to creating objets d’art
. If buying art is your passion, then it’s time for you to meet a few studio and art Jewelers.