Custom Jewelry Design

Discerning clients, who don’t want cookie-cutter, mass-produced jewelry found in most retail jewelry stores, love Philippe Medawar’s Custom Jewelry Designs. For over 40 years, an international clientele have trusted Philippe Medawar’s discerning eye, expert hands and unique aesthetic. Visionary Philippe Medawar is famous for gravity-defying gem setting styles and jewelry innovations that are unique to his work. Depending on the season, Philippe Medawar can provide custom hand-crafted jewelry, from concept to completion, in four to six weeks. Though walk-ins are always welcome, clients are encouraged to make an appointment.

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Custom Jewelry Design
Custom Jewelry Redesign

Jewelry Redesign

One of the most fulfilling aspects of Philippe Medawar’s Jewelry Services is Jewelry Redesign. When an unworn jewelry item merely sits in a bureau or safety deposit box and no one enjoys its beauty or the loving memories it once conveyed, it has lost its usefulness and, arguably, its value. Occasionally, jewelry gifts are given with a generous heart but for various reasons are rarely or never worn. We also inherit items that have great sentimental value but do not fit with our lifestyle or aesthetic sensibilities. Philippe Medawar lovingly modernizes heirlooms, old fashion wedding rings, or any sentimental item, using the same noble metals and gemstones, by magically transforming them into expressions of your personal style.

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Jewelry Repair

Though the sum parts of jewelry are replaceable, the memories attached to jewelry are not. This is why Philippe Medawar takes seriously the profound responsibility entrusted to jewelry repair. Over 40 years as a master jeweler, who takes pride in serving his international clientele, Philippe Medawar’s commitment to providing expert repair, restoration, redesign and maintenance techniques are a time-honored tradition. All jewelry services are performed in-house at Philippe Medawar’s atelier in Grand Rapids. Clients appreciate the vast difference between having Philippe Medawar as their personal jeweler, as opposed to leaving a treasured heirloom with a retailer who sends their jewelry out for repair. Clients that are sent by other shops say they are told, “If anyone can do it, Philippe Medawar can!"

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Jewelry Repair
Jewelry Maintenance

Jewelry Maintenance

One of the most valuable benefits of owning a jewelry item designed and handcrafted by Philippe Medawar is the complementary Jewelry Maintenance Service. Every three months clients may bring their item for an inspection, consultation and buffing, polishing and cleaning. The amount of time needed to provide Jewelry Maintenance varies depending on the season and the time necessary to perfectly execute each individual item's needs. Jewelry Maintenance is a courtesy to owners of Philippe Medawar jewelry; however, items needing additional attention not covered under maintenance will be referred to jewelry repair or restoration services and will be given a free estimate of all potential cost(s). Remember to add Jewelry Maintenance to your calendar! 

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Jewelry Care

The care of fine jewelry requires a little practice that, once learned, will become second nature. Your personal jeweler should provide you with a basic knowledge of noble metals, gemstones, how jewelry should be safely worn, stored and cleaned. Philippe Medawar is committed to helping clients formulate a plan to care for each treasured jewelry item, which is vital to ensuring its beauty lasts.

Never fear, the jewelry experts at Philippe Medawar on 28th Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan, look forward to helping you learn what your jewelry needs so that its beauty will endure and it can be enjoyed for many years.

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Jewelry Care
"Where do I possibly begin? “Thank you” is really the only thing I can think of. Your help in regards to finding and purchasing a ring was amazing. I walked into your store without much knowledge about diamonds or jewelry. You both were so kind in explaining all the different aspects and options, but the way in which you did it made me feel competent to make a decision. As if the knowledge and honesty weren’t enough, you were willing to work with me to get the most amazing ring in my price range. Thank you! Your sincerity this past weekend is so deeply appreciated. You were so helpful, kind, genuine, and generous to someone you had never met before. You both exemplify Christ in your overall demeanor…how refreshing to see Christ-centered people! Thank you for your amazing help in such an important decision. I absolutely love my choice. Thanks so much for helping me be able to get the most amazing ring for the most amazing girl."
—Joseph
"A sincere thank you for doing such a beautiful job on my jewelry. My pendant is exquisite and fun to wear. Thank you again."
—Peg
"I went in to Medawar Fine Jewelers to purchase a ring for myself, not sure what I was looking for. Phillipe very patiently helped me find something that was just right for me! A beautiful ring with aquamarine, my birthstone! Since then, I have been back in to have my wedding band repaired and cleaned, and the Medawar family and staff are always so kind and helpful! It's definitely my go-to jewelry store!"
—Laura
"Thank you so very much for making my daughter’s day so special. She is such an inspiration to her family and friends. She had so much fun and was so proud of her bracelet showing it off. She is trying so hard to be brave and you had the perfect prize for her. Each day I pray that God will allow her to grow up. To lose her would be losing the most precious treasure on earth. I will never forget you and your generous act of kindness."
—Judy
"Thank you so much for your kind and caring approach in helping my husband select two beautiful emeralds for my earrings! I have not taken the earrings off since he gave them to me. I just cherish these exquisite gems, surrounded by my mother’s earring jackets! Thank you!"
—Merri Jo