The Elegance of John Medeiros Jewelry
Posted by Linda Atiyeh - April 14, 2015
The John Medeiros Jewelry Collection by Rhode Island jewelry designer John Medeiros has been a part of Gallery 30’s jewelry collection for nearly a decade, and the master designer has been renowned for his exquisite craftsmanship for over 30 years. John’s creative hand-carving in metal is similar to a painter’s brushstrokes on canvas. With a clear vision to produce beautiful, high quality jewelry that is both affordable and timeless, he creates intricately hand-tooled pieces with styling choices for every occasion from day-to-day to formal events.
The John Medeiros Story
At the age of nine John Medeiros immigrated to the United States with his family. His first after-school job was working with precious metals in the manufacturing world. After gaining years of experience and expertise, he established Tahoe Jewelry, providing polishing and stone setting services to the precious metals jewelry industry and prominent jewelry designers. Inspired by the artisans of the Renaissance, John soon began designing his own jewelry, and The John Medeiros Jewelry Collection was launched in 2000. The company’s success is based on John’s founding belief that “high quality, handcrafted, long lasting jewelry should be accessible to and enjoyed by all.”
John Medeiros Craftsmanship
The John Medeiros Jewelry Collection is created from concept to completion in East Providence, Rhode Island using the same craftsmanship and engineering techniques employed in the fine jewelry industry. By utilizing rhodium, 14 karat gold overlay, cubic zirconia and pave crystals, John Medeiros is able to keep his jewelry surprisingly affordable. Each piece is electro-plated with rhodium, a derivative of platinum with the added benefits of being harder, brighter, and longer lasting. The designs also feature cubic zirconia cut by diamond cutters exclusively for the John Medeiros Jewelry, and each stone is hand set during the casting process.
The jewelry’s distinctive two-toned style is classic and elegant, and each piece is hand-tooled on the front, sides, and back. The clasps are specially engineered to prevent material fatigue and breakage; they open easily and close very securely. The clasps are also original designs that feature minute details to blend into each piece’s overall motif. The craftsmanship of John Medeiros Jewelry is so superb that the designer stands behind every piece with a lifetime guarantee. Simply register your purchase to receive no cost repair or replacement against manufacturing defect for life!
The Spring 2015 Jewelry Collection
The John Medeiros Spring 2015 Jewelry Collection is inspired by the rebirth of color in the spring and the welcoming of sun-kissed days and starlit nights. Spring 2015 styles in the Nouveau and Antiqua Collections are now available at Gallery 30! Our selection of new John Medeiros necklaces, bracelets, sliders and earrings celebrates the spontaneous beauty of the spring season.
Linda Atyeh: About the Author
The owner of Gallery 30 since 2007, Linda Atiyeh personally curates Gallery 30’s collection of American fine art and artisan crafts. Linda's inspired vision has empowered Gallery 30 to flourish, while remaining true to the beliefs central to its incredible longevity and success. Over the years, Linda has redefined Gallery 30's artisan craft collection to place a greater emphasis on Pennsylvania and Gettysburg related products, and she has personally selected Gallery 30's exquisite handcrafted jewelry collection - drawn from around the world. Under Linda Atiyeh's direction, Gallery 30 expanded from its original 3,000 square feet location to its new home, a 9,100-square-foot lovingly restored historic property at 26 York Street.
A native Pennsylvanian, Linda Atiyeh takes great pride in her community and is committed to giving back to the region. Linda is on the board of directors of the Adams County Arts Council and the Historic Gettysburg Adams County Preservation Society. She is also a member of Main Street Gettysburg, Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association, the Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.