VAN DER MUFFIN'S JEWELS(3)
Fine Artisan Jewelry By Courtney Andrea Fox in New York
The Collection's Creative Inspiration Is Eponymous Brand Ambassador ~ Feisty Tiger Sloane Van Der Muffin, An 11 year old English Chocolate Labrador Retriever
About VAN DER MUFFIN'S JEWELS
Van Der Muffin's Jewels, handmade fine jewelry created by NYC and Hamptons based artisan Courtney Andrea Fox with creative inspiration from her most loyal confidante, unwavering supporter and best friend, a 9 year old English Labrador Retriever named Feisty Tiger Sloane Van Der Muffin. Her one of a kind 'works of wearable art' intend to capture the fire within whom they are forsaken to adorn. Inspiration is drawn from the artist's own, joyfully curated treasure trove of semi precious gemstones, luminous freshwater pearls, rich precious metals and unusual vintage gems that come to life when assembled. Upon gracing its beholder, each original 'gem' emerges a treasured heirloom, worn to commemorate life's joyful moments or simply to celebrate the dawn of each new day. With each finished adornment, the artist pays tribute to the time honored techniques and traditions inherited from prior generations of jewelry artisan masters, and the avant garde art-to-wear aficionados that have stewarded their journey of creative expression along the way. A self taught artist, entrepreneur and lover of all things fabulous, the artist primary inspiration is Feisty Tiger Sloane Van Der Muffin, her 9 year old Labrador Retriever. Featured prominently throughout her work. the abundance of lessons she's learned from her Chief Creative Inspiration hold value greater than the priciest gem. Encouraged to grow in kindness and compassion, she lives each day as if there weren't another and makes an effort to enjoy the gifts life has bestowed. With each wiggle and wag, Tiger exudes the purest essence of happiness.. Devoid of his influence, she may never have pursued her love of fine jewelry design, and Van Der Muffin's Jewels would forever remain just a twinkle in a brown dog's adoring hazel eyes. For these reasons and many more, she is forever grateful to Tiger,her Chief Creative Inspiration and best friend.
I consider every bejeweled adornment I create a unique work of art. When endeavoring a new design, I seek to bring life to timeless, elegant classics that capture the joie de vivre of its forsaken beholder. It is my sincere hope for every Van Der Muffin's Jewel, that it becomes a treasured keepsake in the jewelry wardrobe of the woman I believe it's been predestined to adorn. Perfectly complimenting attire from casual to black tie, each should be worn often in commemoration of life's joyful moments, or simply in celebration of the gift we are given with the dawn of each new day. Guided by these principles, tremendous time and consideration is taken when selecting the materials used for each piece. I take great care in using exceptional quality precious and semi-precious gemstones from all corners of the globe in my work. I believe the life and fire of a finely cut gemstone is as much a treasure to behold as its beholder. A distinctive characteristic of every Van Der Muffin's jewel, I endeavor to capture and convey this in every timelessly classic art-to-wear adornment I create.
Average Production Time for Custom Orders: 14 days
Custom Order Options: Love a piece that's already been sold? Interested in commissioning your very own, one-of-a-kind Van Der Muffin's Jewel? Tiger and I can't wait to learn more! Selections from the current collection can also be quickly modified to accommodate personal length and size requirements.... We look forward to creating something FABULOUS for you!!!