“Jewelry is something that takes a long time to get right. Integrating technical skills into one’s own sense of style and design occurs over time. Real jewelry isn’t seasonal, it’s evolutionary.” ….Ray Griffiths
Australian-born jeweler Ray Griffiths has been creating beautiful jewelry for more than 30 years. Spending weekends assisting his shoemaker Father as a child shaped his fascination with craftsmanship and attention to detail. Fuelled by a love of gemstones and jewels from an early age Ray studied the art of restoration under master jewelers whilst still a teenager. He then went on to obtain degrees in Gemology and Diamond Technology. A very successful career as partner and head designer for Sydney’s premier jewelry store in the 80s and 90s followed until the call to New York could no longer be ignored. For the past 15 years Ray has called the city that never sleeps his home.
From his gorgeous light filled studio overlooking 5th avenue Ray designs and creates his masterpieces, every jewel is hand finished on the premises. Renowned for his exquisite metalwork, profound technical skills, and exquisitely cut gemstones (to his specifications), the “crownwork” that runs throughout his designs reflects his early training fabricating the intricate substructure of tiaras and crowns. Developed through Ray’s classical jewelry training and love of antiquity, crownwork has a historical reference that shines through every jewel.
We are excited to host a special Ray Griffiths Fine Jewelry Trunk Show in our Burlington store on Wednesday September 19 from 10am to 7pm. For this day only, come browse a special selection of his jewelry and see the gorgeous creations in person!