Fine Art Jewelry
Commercial jewelry stores have a small selection of jewelry items, with backup stock in several different sizes. That's convenient, but the trade-off is that the pieces are often basic, unimaginative, and easily replicated. Even the gemstones have to be easily matched - nothing too unusual or interesting, or it would be impossible to pull a duplicate out of the backstock. Also, like a thousand other people have the same exact necklace.
At Swamp John's we proudly feature one-of-a-kind pieces that are handcrafted by American artisans. The stones are rich, with depth and color that commercially-produced jewelry simply cannot replicate. Artists often use unusual gems and minerals - moldolvite, chalcedony, or tsavorite garnets, for example - and since they are investing the time in handcrafting an artistic setting, they use stones of the best color and quality.
The drawback (there's always a drawback, amiright?) is that these pieces are challenging to sell online - there's only one of each, and many are custom-sized to fit upon purchase. So we've opted for an online gallery approach here, rather than making the pieces available for purchase directly. If you see something you're interested in, or you'd like more information, simply give us a call or send us an email and we'll be in touch!