EmilyKeiferJewels

EmilyKeiferJewels

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · 118 Sales

EmilyKeiferJewels

EmilyKeiferJewels

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 118 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(44)

Announcement   Delicately detailed fine jewelry - Celestial themes and vintage inspirations in silver and gold, diamonds,gemstones. Made in Philadelphia on Historic Jewelers Row.
S U M M E R S H O W S C H E D U L E 2 0 1 7 - stop by and see me!
6/4 ASBURY PARK NJ FRESH MARKET!
6/10 -11 Cape May, NJ
6/17 Ocean Grove, NJ
6/18 Clover Market, Kennett Sq, PA
6/25 ASBURY PARK NJ FRESH MARKET

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 4, 2017

Delicately detailed fine jewelry - Celestial themes and vintage inspirations in silver and gold, diamonds,gemstones. Made in Philadelphia on Historic Jewelers Row.
S U M M E R S H O W S C H E D U L E 2 0 1 7 - stop by and see me!
6/4 ASBURY PARK NJ FRESH MARKET!
6/10 -11 Cape May, NJ
6/17 Ocean Grove, NJ
6/18 Clover Market, Kennett Sq, PA
6/25 ASBURY PARK NJ FRESH MARKET

Emily Keifer

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Emily Keifer

Starry - eyed charm necklace
Starry - eyed charm necklace
$159.00
Charm necklace gemstones and opal, tourmaline
Charm necklace gemstones and opal, tourmaline
$395.00
Opal slice earrings 14kt gold
Opal slice earrings 14kt gold
$325.00
Double skulls cuff bracelet with gemstone eyes
Double skulls cuff bracelet with gemstone eyes
$250.00
Rainbow tourmaline slice necklace 14kt
Rainbow tourmaline slice necklace 14kt
$295.00
watermelon Tourmaline slice necklace 14k
watermelon Tourmaline slice necklace 14k
$325.00
Opal slice necklace
Opal slice necklace
$365.00
StarGazer Charm necklace
StarGazer Charm necklace
$69.00
Druzy charm necklace
Druzy charm necklace
$59.00
Garnet filigree stud earrings 14k yellow gold
Garnet filigree stud earrings 14k yellow gold
$390.00
Starry -Eyed turquoise post earrings goldfill
Starry -Eyed turquoise post earrings goldfill
$69.00
Valentine locket in sterling and garnet
Valentine locket in sterling and garnet
$225.00
opal studs 14kt filigree earrings
opal studs 14kt filigree earrings
$695.00
Gift Certificate
Gift Certificate
$25.00
Lariat necklace Ethiopian opal cluster
Lariat necklace Ethiopian opal cluster
$119.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(44)
moyajanis

moyajanis on Jun 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
Jenny

Jenny on Jun 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much.

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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.

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

  • 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 November 30, 2015
I'm all about customer satisfaction.
I strive to exceed your expectations!

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My goal is to ship asap!
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I recommend adding insurance on all purchases.
I typically use USPS priority mail. I don't like jewelry packages bouncing around the galaxy
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Please contact me at ekfj [!at] verizon.net for any repairs or damages upon reciept.