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Announcement    Expressively celebrate your Identity! Symbolic jewelry and lockets, finely handcrafted in silver or gold, are our Etsy-featured specialties. A votre service, Jean et Leslie


Last updated on Oct 29, 2018

Expressively celebrate your Identity! Symbolic jewelry and lockets, finely handcrafted in silver or gold, are our Etsy-featured specialties. A votre service, Jean et Leslie


Leslie Manas Jean Huffenus

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Leslie Manas Jean Huffenus


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About JeanDesignsJewelry

Sales 1,032
On Etsy since 2008

Expressionistic Jewelry x 2

Vive l’Amour!! Falling in love in a mirror’s reflection launched our creative journey that spans many jewelry collections! Rich in symbolism, our expressive jewelry celebrates life’s precious milestones...from birth to loving remembrance.

Classically trained in the European jewelry making tradition, our studio’s master jeweler is Frenchman Jean whose passion for his craft is as palpable as his love for design partner and mirror-muse Leslie (an illustrated book author, graphic artist, and former French teacher).

Our fluidly styled creations are made in sterling silver or gold in our shop on historic Jewelers Row in Philadelphia, located just a few blocks from the Liberty Bell. Visits by appointment are welcome! Kindly convo us in advance.

Sharing our skills and experience since our studio's 1985 founding, we have been pro bono mentors to an international cast of aspiring jewelers, and have truly enjoyed learning from them too!

Our raison d'être: Things men have made with wakened hands, and put soft life into are awake through years with transferred touch, and go on glowing for long years.... D.H. Lawrence

Jean Huffenus, metalsmith-bijoutier & Leslie Manas aka Jean et Leslie

Shop members

  • Jean Huffenus et Leslie Manas

    Fine Jewelry Designers & Makers - Jean Designs Studio

    Wearing jewelry from our Lavande & Om Adornment collections, Jean trained at l'Ecole du Louvre, Paris; co-artist-muse Leslie Manas, MA French, Middlebury College.

Production partners

  • Downeast Trading Company

    Middlebury (village), VT

    Chain supplier

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Last updated on Oct 29, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

All of our sterling silver designs are also made in gold by special order. Production time is 2-3 weeks.

We are happy to accomodate customized and personalized orders when feasible.

Sizing details

Most of our designs come in more than one size.

Sizing on wide ring bands is usually a half or full size larger. We suggest you visit your local jeweler for a true sizing.

Care instructions

Our silver jewelry designs are made with Argentium* sterling silver which inhibits oxidation.

To refresh white silver or gold: Use a liquid jewelry cleaner, or soft toothbrush with a tiny dab of verrrry diluted tooth paste. Rinse in cold water and pat dry. To refresh darkened/patinaed sterling: Rub with soft cloth only.

Never use a paste or abrasive jewelry cloth on any textured surfaces as this will damage the finish.

If your piece needs a facelift, let us know before you send it, and we’ll refurbish at no charge. Return S&H is paid by the client.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Free with purchase. Jewelry comes in a drawstring pouch with an included story card, and is gift wrapped in frosted mylar with raffia ribbon closure.

Wholesale availability

Yes! Convo us for information.

Commissions welcome!

Convo us to start the process.