One of the differences between J. ALBRECHT and other "custom" jewelry designers is our blend of modern machinery & traditional craftsmanship to create one of a kind jewelry.
Many so-called custom rings are really a mix of assembly line of parts and pieces combined together to create different outcomes. In other cases, designers use different sub contractors in order to finish all the various stages of their work. We create our jewelry from scratch and fabricate it in our shop. In fact, we have new, hand made pieces coming off our workbench every single day.
Our designs begin as a concept. We work those concepts out through sketching and modeling. Then we bring that model to life with a wax carving. The wax model is then cast (lost wax casting done in Denver) and Kenny does all of the finishing work and stone setting by hand. While the design process is interesting and fun, the finished jewelry is really the star of the the whole production... our work is professional, clean, and executed perfectly.
We find inspiration for our work in many places... in the unique lives of our clients, in the sunny desert of Arizona, in the cool mountains of Colorado, the misty beaches of California, in our supportive family and friends, in art, in baseball, in music, in literature... we're informed and influenced by the world around us and we're happy to say that it shows in our work.