I have been in this business for over 35 years now and most of my life has been involved with the arts. I am proud to say that our studio has won numerous show awards, including the prestigious NICHE Magazine Top 100 Retailer award. Most of all I am grateful to work as an artist and with other artists for my entire life, which is rare these days. Much of the public regards us as a jewelry store, but our true work is rooted in the strict design principles that are essential to us. Our finished product balances classical principles in a more wearable, serviceable manner than most common jewelry production methods.
At Marc Williams Goldsmith the process of a fine crafted piece of jewelry starts with a spark. Marc's designs are thought through and put on paper, then sculpted in wax. From there each piece is on a path to becoming one of your most prized posessions, either custom or line.
In the process we will describe you can get a better feel for the journey the metal and stones make to becoming a piece of Marc Williams jewelry. Each step is an important element in creating a foundationaly sound piece. Sacrificing in any one of the steps is unacceptable and compromises the integrity of the jewelry.
The evolution of Marc Williams is one of constant growth. You will never find him still or satisfied with his accomplishments. That mindset carries over to his work, continually dedicated to improvement.
From the beginnings of the company, Marc has been committed to exploring new expressions as well as a better way to craft his pieces. It is in his reluctance to rest and a natural curiosity that Marc will never settle into making you the same old thing. As an artist, Marc is not ashamed to say that he has much to learn, which is evident in the evolution of his pieces. "Through working, we learn" might as well be a shop mantra, and with that in mind you can be assured that any piece from Marc Williams Goldsmith was created to last.
At Marc Williams Goldsmith the process of a fine crafted piece of jewelry starts with a spark. Marc's designs are thought through and put on paper, then sculpted in wax. From there each piece is on a path to becoming one of your most prized possessions.
The difference is in the details…
Look for clarity of details as pictured. A goldsmith should be proud of the smallest details of their work.
Look for thickness and durability of metal. Sometimes when things are cheaper, they are just that…cheap.
Look for balance, scale and proportion. These are three basic (but often overlooked) design principles. Pieces that don't look quite right or are "close" are essentially wrong and are lacking a sound design.
Think of safety. Pieces worn on the neck and near the face should not have protrusions or sharp edges. Chains should have "safety" or breakaway clasps that will give way before cutting in event of an accident.
There is a method; a way things should be done. Your jewelry should be created by a designer who has solid artistic and mechanical training. Wouldn't you rather buy a piece that will hold not only its beauty, but also its value?