I am the designer and maker of every piece of Mimi Favre Jewelry. My interests in the decorative arts and horticulture combined with mastery of fine workmanship has developed over decades as an independent designer and maker. Using traditional goldsmithing techniques I strive to create classic and timeless contemporary designs that will retain intrinsic value as future heirlooms.
Designing and creating original fine jewelry is a full time pursuit. My career began when I moved to NYC after attaining a BFA in Metals from RIT. I apprenticed for a number of years in a jewelry trade workshop with German master jewelers where I learned the intricacies of fine jewelry. Our clients were notable antique and private jewelry dealers in New York City. I later worked as a bench jeweler and model maker with a highly specialized jewelry manufacturer also located in New York City where I executed one of a kind designs of several luxury Jewelry stores. Combined, these years gave me a privileged insider experience into the world of exceptional fine jewelry.
My design process begins with either a sketch or inspired by interesting stones or pearls. Pieces are hand fabricated or cast from carved was protypes.
I'm a fan of the past great jewelry designers Renee Lalique, George Jensen, Fulco Verdura and Seaman Schepps. Gardening and horticulture are my weekend pursuits.
Purchasing jewelry is a very personal experience especially when it is made from precious metals and gemstones. I maintain a curated collection of gemstones and pearls for future projects. I consider custom requests. Please feel free to contact me.
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