A nature lover and conservationist, Frank Alexander Jewell’s designs capture nature’s beauty, delicacy, and intricacy. His jewelry is sensual and organic, at once free-flowing and meticulously sculpted. Jewell’s lifelong passion for wildlife led to his collaboration with WildAid, creating BE-Jewelled for WildAid, an endangered species line to benefit the organization’s efforts to end the trade in wildlife products.
Jewell’s innate artistic sensibility drew him to design at a young age and he found his expression in the creation of fine jewelry, a passion he has enjoyed for over thirty years. Jewell was trained in the artisanal techniques of fine jewelry making by master jewelers including Sigi Orgler and Carlos Holub. Unlike most jewelry which is computer designed and produced, Jewell’s pieces are entirely handmade using only 18K eco-friendly gold and platinum, and conflict-free gemstones. Jewell has both the artistic vision and technical expertise to create exceptional and magical jewelry.
Before establishing Alexander Jewell, Jewell crafted jewelry for some of the most prestigious houses including Henry Dunay, Kurt Wayne, Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Mikimoto. He also made jewelry for noted designers including Nicholas Varney, his work adorning socialites and celebrities. His current private client business affords him the greatest satisfaction as he enjoys sharing the creative process with his customers, designing and crafting one-of-a-kind custom jewelry.
After over thirty years in the New York City area, Alexander Jewell moved his studio to southern California where he is closer to the outdoors and wildlife that inspire him. When he’s not creating exquisite jewelry, Jewell is likely to be cooking a gourmet meal, hiking in the mountains or riding his Harley Davidson.