We are a mother and son team who design, make and sell our jewelry in our retail store in Harbor Springs Michigan. Our jewelry is both unique in our individual styles, methods of fabrication and series of work, and sometimes made jointly in concept, design and production.
Jeweler Mary Ann Archer
Unleashed Creative Expression coupled with honest values.
Mary Ann Archer has been a jeweler for more than 40 years. In 2000 she opened her first retail store in northern Michigan, returning full circle to where she began after living and maintaining her studio in Santa Fe New Mexico for 27 years.
Personalized customer service, original and wearable designs highlighted by quality craftsmanship are the foundations of her business. “I love giving women special attention and the permission to feel pretty and beautiful about themselves. The compliments women receive when they wear my jewelry confirm themselves in more than one way.”
“Wearable designs are paramount for me because no matter how fantastic the design or technique employed, if it isn’t comfortable, it ends up sitting in a drawer somewhere.”
Quality gemstones are often the focus of her jewelry pieces. “Stones dazzle me! I’m magically drawn to the unusual and rare gemstones that nature creates on her own!” As we are each special, she strives to design jewelry which speak of this uniqueness and originality.” Creativity is about expression and I want to give women another opportunity for expressing their uniqueness by wearing my jewelry.”
Traditional values of quality craftsmanship marriage her designs.
Jeweler Adam Garret
Adam began his professional career in jewelry after receiving his bachelor’s degree in industrial design from The Art Institute of Colorado in Denver. Born in Santa Fe, he moved to Michigan in 2007 when he joined forces with Mary Ann at her Harbor Springs store and began his total immersion in the fine art of jewelry making.
Although Adam’s artistic training began in industrial design, it was the many diverse disciplines that incorporate industrial design, which have made it easy for him to transfer into the world of a jeweler. His natural ability and discipline for detail has especially helped him become a skilled hand engraver and stone setter in a rather short span of time.
Presently Adam enjoys designing and making one of a kind hand engraved pieces that feature 24KY gold inlay. “ I love the design and movement that engraving scrolls offers a piece of jewelry. It’s fluid and yet enduring”. I also am interested in new metals to engrave and use in making jewelry such as stainless steel and palladium.
“When I’m setting gemstones, and am entrusted to set those belonging to others, I take special care to ensure that our customers’ treasures are secure, protected and sparkle brilliantly as they had hoped for. “
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