Popular Jewelry Designer Spotlight: Kovel
July 4, 2016 : Posted in Designer Jewelry
About the Kovel Collection
Are you a beach lover? Does soaking in the sun and feeling the warm sand in between your toes delight and relax you? If so, you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the ocean all the time when you incorporate the Kovel Collection into your jewelry wardrobe.
Kovel Collection is entirely designed and created by craftsman Dr. Kovel. He finds the inspiration for his unique collections from the ocean realm and the greater natural world. With each new design he strives to raise awareness to show just how beautiful and wondrous our world is.
Kovel jewelry collections feature strikingly beautiful jewelry created using pearls, precious stones in silver, inlay, and a number of combinations to create unique showpieces.
As in nature, we are all always changing & growing so too we are adding new designs to our line.- -Dr. K
About Dr. Kovel’s Design Process
Every artist has their process from idea to finished piece. Understanding how the artist brings their inspiration into reality is not only fascinating, it gives each piece a special meaning and story.
“First is an idea or inspiration. This may come from a request or seeing an animal or shell while I have been skin diving or walking a beach or from some photo out of a book or just out of the blue in a dream and usually it’s some form of combination of all of these is usually how it happens.
Drawing out the basic shapes with pencil on paper further moves the idea along. The initial size is measured as I draw things out. Gemstones or inlay are incorporated into many of the designs. I sometimes utilize the internet to search out photos and sketches that provide more information.
The next step is to create in wax in three dimensions the exact model of the idea. I have to make the wax a little bit larger that the final version as there is a little bit of shrinkage in the process that we have to factor in.
Once the wax is finished it goes to the casting department where the wax is placed in a cylindrical metal tube sealed on the bottom and a liquid clay like mix is poured to surround the wax until dry. This tube is then inverted and heated to a high temperature until all of the wax has melted and been drained and or burned out.
Under pressure molten high quality silver is melted and under pressure forced into the tube to fill the interior spaces where the wax has been melted.”
The Kovel Collection features nautical and ocean inspired designs – perfect for celebrating a summer event such as a birthday, wedding, or special vacation with a gift that will spark treasured memories years to come.
Come visit our Atlantic Boulevard showroom in Jacksonville and let our Team help you find the perfect Kovel design to fit your taste and style.