Crevoshay has

attracted award-winning attention from the beginning of her career. She

graduated with honors from VCU in Richmond Virginia and won a full scholarship

to the University of Wisconsin where she earned her Master of Arts degree

in 1977. Marrying the Fulbright Scholar, George Crevoshay, in 1978 she

moved to India for three years and was given two one woman shows of her

paintings and sculptures. The British Council of the Arts collected several

of these works.

Having been inspired by the antiquity of Asia, She returned to America in

1981 where she launched her first collection of one-of-a-kind art jewels.

Her awards and achievements took her, as a jeweler, very quickly to the

fore front of modern design. Combining the disciplines of fine art, gemology

and history with jewelry making transformed Crevoshay into a fresh, unique

talent. In recent years she has gained renown as one of the leading designers

of our time. Her work has been shown at such museums as the Smithsonian

and the Carnegie, among others, as an exemplar of the very best, and it

can be found in many important public and private collections.

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our age of mass production and the prevalence of the lowest common dominator,

where many are seeking the next “hot” trend, it is refreshing

to meet the rare talent who is consistently dedicated to the highest ideals

of quality and excellence in their art. Paula Crevoshay is such a light

and has been compared to Lalique and Faberge. She is among the best of our

generation. The qualities that exemplify her work are:


Style – Paula Crevoshay’s modern sensibility combined

with her knowledge of archetypes and art history imbue her designs with

a signature look that is at once as old and deep as the oceans and as fresh

as the morning dew. Her creations, like all beautiful things, have timeless



Stones – Rare, and often unique, stones are a hallmark of

Crevoshay jewels. The artist is fascinated with the bounty that nature

offers us in the mineral kingdom in shape and form, color and play of color,

and the way gems make light tangible. She shares her joy in the rarest

treasures of the earth in her work.


Compositions – Paula Crevoshay has an unerring sense of

balance. This, combined with her refined and subtle use of detail and color,

imbues each jewel with elegance and sophistication.


Craftsmanship – Most Crevoshay jewels are completely hand

crafted in 18K. Many of the ancient and labor intensive techniques are

little used today. A typical piece may incorporate bezel setting, multiple

finishes, piercing, granulation and hand engraving.


cut Gemstones – Setting the highest standards in cut, proportion

and finish has been a feature of Crevoshay from the beginning. Many stones

have been cut in-house to meet the rigorous requirements of the artist.


use of Color – Paula Crevoshay is regarded by many knowledgeable

people to be the best colorist working in jewelry today. Her combinations

of stunning beauty run from the very subtle to the eye popping, and bring

out the best in every gem she sets.


Versatile use – Because she counts many engineers among

her ancestors, it is no surprise that the technical design on many jewels

is as amazing as the rest of the composition. Some pieces can be worn as

a brooch or pendant or clasp and also accommodate a pearl drop or briolette.

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My collection is an extension of my spirit. Living

in beauty is as necessary to my soul as drinking water is to my physical

being. Each jewel is imbued with this love of life, this respect for

nature’s omnipotent power and there is a talismanic property inherent

in every finished jewel. I hear the stones speak and they tell me what

they wish to become. I normally begin with the heart of the jewel’s

center stone and then the accent stones radiate outwardly to support the

innermost beauty of the jewel’s essence.

From the outset of my career as a jewelry designer in 1980,

my mission has been to define jewelry as a fine art discipline on the same

level as a painting or sculpture. This is the primary reason I have

set a straight course of creating one of a kind, highly collectable jewels. I

want to help create a model in our culture for jewelry artists to be able

to make a living creating the finest work that they can without consideration

of what is easy to mass produce or what will sell in volume.

I have been blessed with angels, patrons and collectors

whose enthusiastic support has allowed me to fulfill my dream to create truly

rare, subtle, beautiful and collectable jewelry. I want to express

the best that our generation can achieve. I hope that my life and my

art will enrich humanity and be a blessing and inspiration to future generations

of patrons and artists.

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