EmilyKeiferJewels

Emily Keifer Jewels

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 205 Sales

EmilyKeiferJewels

Emily Keifer Jewels

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 205 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(71)

Announcement   Delicately detailed jewelry intricately infused with details from the ancient world.
Made in Philadelphia on Historic Jewelers Row.

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Last updated on Jan 11, 2018

Delicately detailed jewelry intricately infused with details from the ancient world.
Made in Philadelphia on Historic Jewelers Row.

Emily Keifer

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About

Delicately Detailed Fine Jewels

You can't beat Mother Nature for providing the rough materials and a vivid color palette to choose from.
Flowers, crystals, gazing at the night sky...beauty is everywhere around you, lucky for all of us!

My education in jewelry design/construction began in 1992 at the Jewelry Arts Institute in NYC, and continued for 5 years until I was an accomplished enough goldsmith to venture out on my own. The school course of study continues to be ancient jewelry making techniques of the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians. Detail work such as granulation and filigree were introduced and is still a fundamental building block in the majority of my designs.
Colored gemstones are a prominent design element and I love working with opals, moonstones, and labradorite because of the flashes of color and light that play below the surface of these stones, and at the same time have a neutral feeling.
More recently I have been incorporating small diamonds and raw colored diamonds to the gem palette. This echos my love of antique jewelry, giving the delicate collections a vintage appeal. Many of my chains are hand-wrapped with beads.

Most designs are conceived during a meditative moment, such as driving or daydreaming. Indian henna patterns help influence the filigree work, as well as handmade Persian carpet, architectural details, church windows.
Some sketching is done, mostly to save the idea. Very often, playing with the materials is the real way the final design comes together.
All filigree designs begin with wire, cut in different lengths and soldered together into a pattern. Granulation details are small balls of metal in different sizes, soldered as a finishing detail to many of my designs. Sometime I imitate this process in wax, to achieve a complex result in less time.
If the wire and granules are heavy enough, a rubber mold can be made to cast the design in different materials, offering the customer options in materials and price.

All jewelry begins in my lovely studio in Philadelphia, located on Historic Jewelers Row. Some designs begin in wax, with the use of a wax pen, or blocks of wax that are cut, carved, detailed, molded then cast outside of my studio. Once returned to me from the caster, sanding filing and polishing are the finishing steps, and sometimes a dip in 14kt gold electro-plating solution or a blackened, oxidized finish are applied.
Some designs, most often the filigree work, are made of cut lengths of sterling or gold wire and soldered together. Tools would include a ruler, pliers to shape the wore, an acetylene torch, sanding sticks and files, and polishing equipment. Sometimes they are molded and cast. Many bespoke pieces are one of a kind and custom made.

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Shop members

  • Emily Keifer

    Owner, Creator

    I make delicate and detailed fine jewelry, often with a celestial theme, or a vintage sensibility. I'm very into opals and moonstones, my new "neutral" color palette. Located on Historic Jeweler's Row in Philadelphia, PA!

Production partners

  • ARTEK

    Philadelphia, PA

    Hand carved gold rings, wedding bands

  • Larry Paul Casting

    Philadelphia, PA

    When required, some of my original collection are created once by either wax modeling or hand fabricating in metal. Once perfected, the items are sent to a local casting company to be molded and cast in a variety of metals.

  • Murray Greene

    Philadelphia, PA

    The Black Magic jewelry collection by Emily Keifer Fine Jewels is characterized by a black rhodium finish on sterling silver castings or fabricated pieces.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 21, 2018
I'm all about customer satisfaction.
I strive to exceed your expectations!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Please contact me at ekfj [!at] verizon.net for any repairs or damages upon reciept.
Payment
Paypal, direct checkout, gift cards . .
NEW!!
EMILY KEIFER JEWELS PAYMENT PLAN

Emily Keifer Jewels offers a payment plan for any purchase(s) over $100.
We offer complementary domestic shipping. There is no interest or hidden fees charged on your payment plan.


HOW TO START A PAYMENT PLAN FOR YOUR STOCK PIECE OF JEWELRY :

1. Click on Contact shop owner button on our shop to send us a message and let us know which item or items you wish to purchase.

2. Tell us which plan you would like - 30, 60 or 90 days. And which frequency of payments - weekly, biweekly or monthly.

3. We will than create a custom listing for you to make the required 25% down payment based on the price of the item you are purchasing.

4. We will create custom listings for the remainder of the balance that will be broken into equal payments with due dates based on our agreed payment terms. If you want to make a payment earlier than scheduled, or pay a larger amount on any payment, contact us and we can adjust the listing accordingly.

5. Payment plan listings will be under the "CUSTOM" section of our shop. Please favorite your payment plan listings to make them easy to locate.

6. Your Items will ship once the last payment has been made.
All plans are nonrefundable.

Start your payment plan today to receive your jewelry in time for Mothers Day, Graduation, Communion, Confirmation, Baby showers, wedding gifts. The Perfect gifts!


++ Feel free to ask us any questions ++ 

**Please read below for additional information regarding our payment plan policies**



Payment plan terms and conditions:

* Our plans are available with weekly, biweekly or monthly payments over a 30, 60 or 90 day period. Please note that the payment plan will not extend past 90 days.

* A twenty five percent (25%) deposit / first payment is required as a down payment to secure your item(s). The remaining balance will be broken into equal payment amounts as selected - weekly, biweekly, monthly by the customer.

* If you are purchasing more than one item, then the deposit will be twenty five percent (25%) of the entire order total (excluding shipping for international orders.) Shipping charges will be added to the last payment for International orders.

* Your items will ship 1-3 business days once 100% of the balance has been paid. (Including tax and shipping cost for international orders.)

* If the buyer does not contact our designer Emily Keifer within 48 hours of a missed payment, buyer forfeits previous payments and Emily Keifer may relist the item.

* All payments are nonrefundable.
Shipping
I recommend adding insurance on all purchases.
I typically use USPS priority mail. I don't like jewelry packages bouncing around the galaxy
Additional policies and FAQs
EMILY KEIFER JEWELS PAYMENT PLAN

Emily Keifer Jewels offers a payment plan for any purchase(s) over $100.
We offer complementary domestic shipping. There is no interest or hidden fees charged on your payment plan.


HOW TO START A PAYMENT PLAN FOR A STOCK PIECE OF JEWELRY:

1. Click on Contact shop owner button on our shop to send us a message and let us know which item or items you wish to purchase.

2. Tell us which plan you would like - 30, 60 or 90 days. And which frequency of payments - weekly, biweekly or monthly.

3. We will than create a custom listing for you to make the required 25% down payment based on the price of the item you are purchasing.

4. We will create custom listings for the remainder of the balance that will be broken into equal payments with due dates based on our agreed payment terms. If you want to make a payment earlier than scheduled, or pay a larger amount on any payment, contact us and we can adjust the listing accordingly.

5. Payment plan listings will be under the "CUSTOM" section of our shop. Please favorite your payment plan listings to make them easy to locate.

6. Your Items will ship once the last payment has been made.
All plans are nonrefundable.

Start your payment plan today to receive your jewelry in time for Mothers Day, Graduation, Communion, Confirmation, Baby showers, wedding gifts. The Perfect gifts!


++ Feel free to ask us any questions ++ 

**Please read below for additional information regarding our payment plan policies**



Payment plan terms and conditions:

* Our plans are available with weekly, biweekly or monthly payments over a 30, 60 or 90 day period. Please note that the payment plan will not extend past 90 days.

* A twenty five percent (25%) deposit / first payment is required as a down payment to secure your item(s). The remaining balance will be broken into equal payment amounts as selected - weekly, biweekly, monthly by the customer.

* If you are purchasing more than one item, then the deposit will be twenty five percent (25%) of the entire order total (excluding shipping for international orders.) Shipping charges will be added to the last payment for International orders.

* Your items will ship 1-3 business days once 100% of the balance has been paid. (Including tax and shipping cost for international orders.)

* If the buyer does not contact our designer Emily Keifer within 48 hours of a missed payment, buyer forfeits previous payments and Emily Keifer may relist the item.

* All payments are nonrefundable.