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-in’s 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 Design 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, it’s 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 one’s lifestyle or aesthetic sensibilities. Philippe Medawar lovingly modernizes heirlooms, old fashion wedding rings, or any sentimental item, using the same noble metals and gemstones while 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 buys and sells jewelry but isn’t actually a jeweler and must send their jewelry away. Clients that are sent by other shops say they are told, “If anyone can do it, Philippe Medawar can,” which has earned him the title, “The Jeweler’s Jeweler.”

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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 to the in-house atelier on 28th Street in Cascade for inspection, a consultation (if needed) and buffing, polishing and cleaning. The amount of time needed to provide Jewelry Maintenance Service varies depending on the season and the time necessary to perfectly execute what each individual jewelry item needs. The Jewelry Maintenance Service is a courtesy to owners of Philippe Medawar fine jewelry; however, jewelry 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). Put Philippe Medawar Jewelry Maintenance on your calendar… the inheritors of your fine jewelry will be so grateful that you did!

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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 of how 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 it’s beauty will endure and it can be worn for many years to come.

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Jewelry Care
"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
"Philippe Medawar is an amazing artist and gentleman. His staff is welcoming, eager to please your every needs, and creative when you are looking for a special gift. I thank the whole team for always providing our family with unique and cherished treasures year round!"
—Deborah
"Thank you so much for the beautiful work you did on my pendant. Your attention to detail, expertise and empathy are much appreciated. I will admire and treasure it for the rest of my life!"
—Toni
"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
"Little did I know when I entered the building that I would find such exquisite jewelry, but more importantly such a kind, wonderful jeweler. Philippe thank you SO MUCH for helping me make my daughter’s wedding day as beautiful as your heart. She looked glorious."
—Lesa