AWNY & Ray Griffith Fine Jewelry Showcase evening
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11/3/2016
When: Thursday November 3
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: Ray Griffiths Fine Jewelry Atelier
303 5th Avenue
Suite 1901
New York, New York  10016
United States
Contact: 2123386860 x201

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Special reception and jewelry viewing for
AWNY members and friends at Ray Griffiths Atelier

 

Join AWNY for a private tour of the Ray Griffiths Atelier, learn about the art of fine jewelry making and view the full collection.  

Enjoy wine and canapes while hosted by Ray himself as he shares with us some fun life stories from his 40 year career as a master jeweler (including running the best shop in Sydney in the wild 80s).

WHEN
Thursday November 3, 2016
6:30pm - 8:30pm

WHERE
Ray Griffiths Fine Jewelry Atelier
303 5th Ave Suite 1901 (at E 31st)
New York


COST
$10 per person*

*proceeds will go directly to the AWNY chosen charity for 2016, The Dwelling Place

In addition to this, Ray Griffiths will also support our chosen charity by donating 25% of any jewelry purchases on the night to the charity too!









 

RAY GRIFFITHS' enduring love for the craft of making fine jewelry spans more than forty years, and it’s been his constant companion while creating fabulous jewelry for his avid fans.  Griffiths connected to art in jewelry form at an early age, which set his feet on a life long journey that started in his native Melbourne, Australia and later planted him in the heart of New York City.  Beyond doubt, jewelry is Ray Griffiths’ love language.  He showers people with love when he bestows a piece of his jewelry, and offers people a means to express love when he creates it. 

As a young teen, Griffiths spent his weekends working with his shoemaker father in Melbourne, Australia, where his strong work ethic and keen attention to detail was originally fostered.  At fifteen, he went on to apprentice with a master jeweler at Dunklings in Melbourne, and learned to restore antique jewelry, tiaras and crowns.  Here, Griffiths developed his proficiency in crownwork, a specific cutout technique employed by master metal smiths of the 18th and 19th centuries to lesson the weight of royal headpieces.

Griffiths continued his studies in Gemology and Diamond Technology, and made the move to Sydney in the early 1980s.  After working 20 years with one of Sydney’s premiere jewelry boutiques, Griffiths was ready for a change.  He made his life-long dream of moving to New York City and opening a studio there.

In 1998, Griffiths launched Ray Griffiths Fine Jewelry, based in his 5th avenue Atelier the line is carried by over independent jewelers and lifestyle stores around the country.  Along with his own line of jewelry Ray is also a restoration and bespoke jewelry expert, breathing new life into beloved family heirlooms and working on private custom designs.

Each Ray Griffiths piece speaks of his life’s adventures, the passion that fuels his story. The Edwardian and Regency eras, Spanish Moors, and Roman Greco are a few inspirations from the past that also distinguish Ray Griffiths’ work.  Every detailed cutout and polished edge represents the culmination of his life’s work, recalling his years of training with his shoemaker father, his jeweler mentor, as a student in technical college, and his years as a designer and jeweler in prominent jewelry boutiques. Jewelry lovers and collectors appreciate the special pieces Griffiths creates, but ultimately it’s his enduring love for the craft of making fabulous jewelry that keep his fans coming back for more.

 

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