Friday, October 17, 2014
Many people see luxury jewelry as an excess of the rich. They cannot be farther from the truth. Although there are instances that the rich flaunt their wealth including a slew of luxury diamond jewelry, wearing an Alex Sepkus earring, for example, doesn't reflect these people. Instead, luxury jewelry is a cultural thing that has its roots when man first dabbled on ornaments as a social tool. Luxury jewelry showcases our accomplishment, an important aspect in our quest to make consistent progress. The jewelry is but a reflection of this drive. Likewise, it tells us to conform to standards as set by society. By wearing a diamond earring in a black tie formal you're subscribing to the benchmark that society has placed in these important gatherings.
Alex Sepkus is available at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.
Friday, September 12, 2014
When the occasion calls for, well, no occasion, what jewelry gift can you give? Diamonds are too fancy to give someone outside of birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and engagements. Earrings and necklaces are a tad formal also to surprise someone for no reason at all. Then there’s the bracelet. It’s a neutral, everyday jewelry piece that a woman can wear at work or in a party, which means it’s the perfect gift just for the sake of giving her something exquisite out of the blue. The Alex Sepkus bracelet fits the bill, a slew of sapphire and natural diamond flora decorates the 18k gold bracelet. It features an intricate pattern reminiscent of Moorish art of the Alhambra. Yes, it’s the perfect luxurious non-occasion gift for your loved one.
Alex Sepkus is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.
Friday, August 01, 2014
Flirting is an art and you can do it without appearing easy or game. You just want to get into the dating game. So here are some tips. First off, flirting is a matter of location. Where you do it suggests a lot. Eyeing a man in the office or supermarket is harmless as compared in a bar, where guys are in the one-night-stand mode. Likewise, using humor or laughing at his jokes is a graceful way of saying you’re interested. Looking at his eyes directly while smiling also teases him, while you maintain a distance. Another trick that men seem to have picked up a long time ago is when you fondle your jewelry piece a little, like subtly curling an Alex Sepkus bracelet in your fingers, it makes you sensual.
Alex Sepkus is available at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Alex Sepkus offers an impeccable array of gold, gem-encrusted bracelets that surely impress the most discriminating taste. They are indeed statement jewelry. To get the most out of these luxurious pieces, wear them properly by matching them with the right dress. Keep in mind that less is more. An Alex Sepkus bracelet, by itself, is already opulently styled; so make sure to minimize glitz on your dress. Likewise, keep your dress simple. Let the Alex Sepkus jewelry carry your outfit to sophistication. Along with a beautiful bracelet, make sure your earrings match its color and opulence. The same tip goes for the necklace and rings; all your jewelry should be of the same metal, style and hue, and all of them should match the color of the dress, which should be preferably neutral such as black, white or cream.
Alex Sepkus is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.
Friday, May 16, 2014
Who says only couples can give luxury jewelry to each other? Special friends deserve the same elegant and luxurious jewelry like an Alex Sepkus bracelet of tiny diamonds set in 18k gold. But if that’s too much for the wallet, here are some equally special gift ideas for a friend. Give her a coffee table book based on her interest (ex. travel, people, art, plants, dogs, etc.). Have you heard of the new 3D printing pen? Yes, you can draw your gift in three-dimensional for a desktop décor. If you can bake, give her a homemade cookie or similar items that showcase your signature recipe. Gadget accessories like a smartphone camera lens are also much appreciated. A subscription to her favorite magazine like an indie music mag or arts magazine can do wonders, too.
Alex Sepkus is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.
Friday, April 04, 2014
Pendants are often less featured in top jewelry brands, where rings, earrings and bracelets dominate the pitch. But Alex Sepkus thinks otherwise. The luxury jewelry has a complete line of pendants showcasing their distinct styles and appeal. There’s the cross crafted in 18k gold and encrusted with cabochon sapphire and diamond. Yet another cross with “Little Lambs” patterns conveys early Christian arts. Likewise, you can set your own name with the diamond letter pendants, each one created in platinum and 18k gold. For a more grounded style, a ball pendant in 18k gold is encrusted with sapphire, ruby, emerald and diamond. It’s luxurious yet it maintains an air of a rustic, quaint life. Another interesting Alex Sepkus pendant is the Orchard, which is styled in rudiment square forms fluidly banded together.
Alex Sepkus is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.
Friday, February 28, 2014
For spring 2014, some fashion-savvy people say orange is the new black. But unlike the universal black though, the fiery hue of orange has to be worn tastefully. Orange is a delicate color that works best with neutral and colors with minimal brightness. The colors you match with it should also be chosen with extra care. For jewelry, an equally solid and vibrant gold will not do harm. Alex Sepkus, which is known for it 18-carat-gold jewelry line that are laden with natural-color diamonds, is clever match for an orange dress. The artistic sense of Alex Sepkus will add more individuality, character and sophistication to its wearer. Consider the play of elements of color and vibrancy in Alex Sepkus jewelry, and a solid-color fashion attire is just like a match made in heaven.
Alex Sepkus is available at Shreve & Co. in San Francisco, California.
Friday, January 17, 2014
Some people have to go out of their way to find their source of comfort. For others it only takes an Alex Sepkus.
One woman lived near a stream where she would spend some time to feel at peace. The gentle rushing water helped to cleanse her mind of all the chaos and uncertainty of her job. She could sit next to the stream for hours and not realize it. The stream became an integral aspect of her life. She even got married on the bridge over that stream.
Many months would pass until one day she needed to leave the stream. The husband's job required a transfer. The wife realized she had to say farewell to the stream. The man purchased an Alex Sepkus swirling water ring as a way for his wife to always remember the stream. The 18 karat gold symbolizes the golden years she had spent at home, while the diamonds signifies the man's love for his wife. The woman found solace in wearing the ring, because it never failed to remind her of home.
Alex Sepkus is available in Shreve & Co. at San Francisco, California.
Friday, December 13, 2013
“When I design a piece of jewelry, it is as if I am writing a book”, says Alex Sepkus. And like outstanding books, his fabulous jewelry creations entrance us with their timeless magic. Meticulously handmade, each original piece tells a beautiful story in precious gold or platinum and vibrant gemstones. Every detail is carefully designed and finely-executed. Alex Sepkus’ team of highly-talented craftsmen frequently use microscopes to execute the fine details and the unique hand finishing that give his pieces their distinct appeal. Sepkus’ creations do not conform to any standard style or design for each piece is like a personal statement that touches a responding chord within the wearer and makes her feel that the jewelry piece was made especially for her. The Alex Sepkus Gold Pathway Ring, for instance, takes us to the flagstoned pathway of an ancient temple of a bygone area.
Alex Sepkus’ unique creations are available at Shreve & Co in Post Street in San Francisco - authorized retailer for Alex Sepkus.
Friday, November 01, 2013
The inimitable jewelry pieces by Alex Sepkus sing to the naked eye. The much admired Lithuanian-born jewelry designer has a distinctive style that hovers between exotic and futuristic, subtle yet quaint. Yet there’s more to his jewels than meets the naked eye at first sight. The full beauty of Alex Sepkus creations become more and more evident as you examine them more closely. Under the magnifying glass, the pieces that range from gem-studded neck adornments to enchanting arm bands and rings jump to life in worlds of their own. There is no telling what fun and unexpected vision is lurking in the fashionable crevices of the master artist’s geometric patterns – a sea creature such as a crab, a little flower blossom, or a more bizarre creature. One thing is for sure, Alex Sepkus is literally always full of delightful surprises.
Check out Alex Sepkus at authorized retailer Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco.
Friday, September 27, 2013
Renowned artist Alex Sepkus has a unique take on his chosen craft. "when I design a piece of jewelry, it is as if I am writing a book." The renegade Lithuanian-born jewelry maker writes his chapters with shapes and textures instead of words. Famous for his intricate miniscule designs, Alex Sepkus weaves unique and interest-piquing stories using geometric patterns and bizarre details etched on gold under the aid of microscopes. The vibrant colored stones and hair-thin etchings are crafted hand in hand with the master by no more than 17 seasoned artists based in the company's New York workshops. They are such a small, elite crowd producing exquisite jewels that are loved the world over. This is just another one of the admirable oddities of Alex Sepkus. Even in the production process, he is less interested in making commonplace and mass-produced adornments than in making works of art that all bear an exciting tale to share.
Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto is an authorized dealer for Alex Sepkus.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
There is no platform too small, no pattern too tedious and no simple things too dull for the prolific Lithuanian artist Alex Sepkus. The award-winning fine jewelry designer listens repeatedly to Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” on his IPod and immerses himself with great literary works, yet also finds great inspiration in life’s simple pleasures like lazy mornings and the sight of beautifully rendered flagstones on medieval church floors. His golden 15x11 mm bean pendant is a shimmering example of the artist’s deeply expressive and remarkably detailed designs. The bean-shaped piece is a 360 degree sculptural item hand-engraved with nearly-microscopic geometric patterns in the quintessential Alex Sepkus flourish. The spontaneous order of brilliant diamond and tiny circular designs for this pendant, worked untiringly under a microscope, are part of the Alex Sepkus charm that enthralls the world especially among his peers.
Find the Alex Sepkus collections at authorized dealer Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco.
Monday, July 08, 2013
The world of Alex Sepkus is full of beautiful contradictions. He thinks big ideas but expresses them in small platforms – literally. The quirky Lithuanian artist in his oversized hat and dandy suit sets the benchmark for “miniature sculpture” with his spontaneously creative patterns on gold that are painstakingly crafted under the lens of a microscope. At first glance, his jewelry pieces strike a classic impression, but held in a steadier gaze, they reveal the most astonishing surprises such as the remarkable rendition of an intricate sea shell, flora, or a crab claw. The rich tapestry of every piece by Alex Sepkus suggests a master creator with an admirable mixture of exacting discipline and unlimited creativity, wit, and eclectic sense of humor. The artist’s ironic views and passionate dedication to his craft won Alex the admiration and respect of his retailers, collectors and even his peers.
Find his jewelry collections at Shreve & Co. in Portland Oregon – an authorized dealer for Alex Sepkus, and marvel at his unique masterpieces for yourself.
Saturday, June 01, 2013
Philosophers have considered the fact that our existence could very well be the mere result of someone’s imagination. Most people would certainly disagree with that, but the concept becomes frighteningly possible when we consider Alex Sepkus and his “Tiny” creation. The much-admired Lithuanian jeweler crafts his miniature artworks from 18k gold adorned with colorful precious stones and diamonds. His 17-inch gold necklace, “Tiny”, is a little world of its own that sprang forth from his vivid imagination. The piece draws attention to its clean lines and carefully-calculated patchwork of geometric forms. What makes Alex Sepkus designs so amazing is that they are never really “calculated”. They just come to him naturally, as if he was telling a captivating story with gold and stones. The Tiny necklace is a whole little world of wonderful stories – if only one could open up his imagination and see them.
Check out Alex Sepkus and his collections at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.
Friday, April 19, 2013
It is truly difficult to describe the beauty of an Alex Sepkus creation since it refuses to conform to any style standard and has an appeal of its own. “It is just simply my style”, quips the Lithuanian jeweler. A great reader, Alex draws inspiration from the books he reads and allows his fertile imagination to soar into realms unbound by time and space. “My jewelry pieces tell a story”, says Alex who invites us to set our imaginations free. Take a peek at another world through his Little Windows Bracelet, sparkling with 77 diamonds meticulously handcrafted in 18K gold. Conjure in your mind the stone flagged path to an ancient temple with Alex Sepkus’ Gold Pathway Ring or plunge beneath the sea with his blue sapphire Ocean Earrings. Yes, it is truly difficult to describe Alex Sepkus’ creations but one thing is certain – they are never conventional, thus their universal appeal and eternal beauty.
Shreve & Co. at Palo Alto, California carry Alex Sepkus’ amazingly beautiful jewelry creations.
Friday, March 08, 2013
Alex Sepkus designs do not go through the sketch pad. They are conceived in the designer's imaginative mind and are born straight in gold or other precious metal - no stop-overs in a sketch pad where a design team hovers over for long periods of time rearranging, conceptualizing, polishing inconsistencies. Perhaps this is just one more part of Alex's genius, which makes him a genre unto himself in the jewelry industry. "I stopped making sketches years ago," explains the award-winning artist from Lithuania. "I imagine the piece I want to make and my hands work by themselves. Sometimes, I am surprised at what comes out." And if he, himself, is surprised everyone else astounded by his never-ending shows of spectacular miniature works of art. They are simply unconventional and inimitable. Learn more about Alex Sepkus and his craft when you visit Shreve & Co. at Palo Alto – authorized dealer for Alex Sepkus.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Unlike most big-wig jewelry makers who boast of centuries’ old traditions, renegade designer Alex Sepkus holds on to none. It is what sets him apart from the rest of the crowd and he considers it his valuable asset. Outlandish and evocative, his creations draw to mind images of gold-laden oriental princesses and unheard-of sci-fi machines. This hat-wearing eccentric is also a fanatic, whose attention to details wows even the best of his contemporaries. His works are so decked out in minute and intricate features that his artists often have to work under a microscope, as he himself have mastered to do so. Instead of jewelry, Alex Septus prefers to call his gem-decked designs as “tiny, wearable art” and his extensive fan base couldn’t agree more. For more of Alex Septus unique art, check out Shreve & Co. in Portland Oregon – authorized dealer for Alex Septus.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Alex Sepkus, the man, is different. He is just far from normal. This translates to his creations. Being an avid reader, this maestro of design draws gets his greatest inspirations from the literature his brain consumes. "When I design a piece of jewelry it is as if I am writing a book. Each design is a chapter, not in words, but in shapes and textures. I make precious stones and cold metal speak.” said the eccentric man. His creative process maybe different than most designers but his love of quality materials and his flair for creating things of beauty is not so different from the top jewelers in the world; a genus where he already belongs. While in his first five years of his practice, Alex Sepkus’ efforts won him the New Designer of the Year award. This recognition propelled his works to be showcased in the finest specialty stores all over the country. His fixation on the little details is shared with his customers by using an 18th century loupe. This enables the customers and admirers to appreciate and admire the intricacies of fine details on each piece of art. With beauty as his foremost priority, Alex Sepkus continues to dazzle us with his quirky and playful creations. For your Alex Sepkus cravings visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealers for Alex Sepkus.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Based in New York, Alex Sepkus has captured jewelry aficionados. Thanks to the owner’s intelligence, quirkiness, and his unparalleled attention to detail. These qualities enabled Alex Sepkus to posses true uniqueness; matchless; a world apart from others. His designs are never boring. There could be thousands of angles to appreciate any piece from. And one can actually start very up close, where craftsmanship is mistaken for something magical. Alex Sepkus designs are made under the microscope. Attention to detail has never been more detailed than this. This strict attention to the specifics is quite contrary to the designs which are never short of fun. Some can even say mad. But Alex Sepkus prefers to have a method to the madness. This obsessive yet light hearted approach has caught many eyes and minds that recognize the genius of Alex Sepkus. To purchase or learn more about Alex Sepkus pieces first-hand, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Alex Sepkus.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Beware of an Alex Sepkus. A contrarian to his own traditional elegance, a signature that contradicts its time-honored inspiration. Reserved at one side, a trendy, fashionable outgoing character on the other.
Or so it seems at your first chance upon this New York-based fine gold and gemstone jewelry. Until you fall in love with it and your eyes feast on the unpredictable workmanship. Alex Sepkus designer style is a grand mosaic studded in minute components that only the deftest hands can create. The fine jewelry line does not hide its modern leanings, while it is not bashful of medieval inspirations that combine to create timeless elegance. Its mastery of goldsmith runs in each Alex Sepkus’ collection of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pendants, rings, bands and bridal and men’s jewelry. Perhaps no other jewelry brand has such character that the personality of its namesake creator extends to each Alex Sepkus jewelry. An Alex Sepkus piece is cut, polished and shaped above industry specifications, an obsession that bares all seriousness, yet each creation shows a side of quirks and playful disposition that sets Alex Sepkus above in the art of jewelry craft.
Shreve is an authorized dealer for Alex Sepkus.