Three decades is a long time to be in business for anyone. When a small business has weathered dramatic changes to the way it reaches its customers, you have to take notice. Kudos to this week’s featured Monday Maker, Anne Koplik Designs, crafter of brilliant jewelry and a quality American Made product.
Please meet founder Anne Koplik and her two daughters Jill and Kara.
Inspired by her own mother, a women’s millinery (hat) designer in the roaring twenties, Anne founded her jewelry business in 1981.
Always passionate about antique jewelry, Anne focused her vast knowledge of glass jewels, crystals and brass findings to create original works of wearable art.
True vintage glass stones and beads made in Europe prior to WWII became a prized component of Anne’s designs.
The use of luxurious crystals by Swarovski® is prominent throughout the collection.
To create heirloom quality jewels, the company uses components that are made from antique tools and dies that date back to the 1920’s.
Enamels are handmade in their studio using an exclusive 3-part process.
They use “a secret recipe,” to mix and make many of their own colors.
Gold toned metal chain and charms are solid brass or brass plated, free of lead and nickel, and are antiqued to give each piece a softer, more vintage look.
The silver is sterling over brass, also free of lead and nickel.
They use antique reproduction glass stones and beads, which are produced today in a tradition that has been handed down from generation to generation.
Each piece is handcrafted with time tested techniques that no foreign assembly line or machine can match.
The styles reflect Victorian,
and Art Moderne themes.
Anne Koplik Designs is a high fashion, trend setting jewelry company offering beautiful vintage-inspired jewelry.
The collection has become a staple accessory of many popular shows including Dancing with the Stars.
Team All New American is delighted to feature another ‘Made in the USA’ company. Since 1981, Anne Koplik Designs, based in Brewster, NY has been handcrafting timeless jewelry using only the finest materials: hand mixed enamels, crystals by Swarovski®, solid brass, surgical steel posts for earrings, and more. Anne, Jill and Kara’s commitment to quality materials has allowed the AKD collection to endure for so many years and makes their company another example of what drives a quality American Made product. Team Koplik can be proud to be part of the ‘American Made’ community that is fuel for the engine which makes America great.
Thank you for giving us your time today. Have a great week. The Team.