In my studio I hand fabricate jewellery out of quality materials to the highest standard of workmanship using techniques that are thousands of years old.
My work is often described by my clients as comfortable statement jewellery.
I try to strike a balance between classicism and modernity. There is a story behind each piece of jewellery and I strive to make each piece personal and delightful for the wearer.
I repair and make alterations to fine jewellery and create custom pieces upon request. To inquire about repairs or custom work please contact me directly at DanTaylorJewellery@gmail.com
I am a traditionalist and one of the few North American goldsmiths who prefer to form and shape silver and gold by hand using hammers, saws, files, and fire.
I often use Argentium sterling silver because it is harder, brighter and less prone to oxidation than .925 sterling silver. Bracelets and necklaces will not scratch or bend as easily as would be the case if made with sterling or "higher" silver. I find that Argentium, which is 92.5+% silver stays bright and is tarnish-resistant. Argentium doesn’t blacken the same way as regular sterling sterling silver. Argentium has the benefits of pure silver (non-tarnishing) without the downside of being too soft. I do work in regular sterling as well when the material is best suited to the object. I am glad to use 92.5% or higher silver if the client wishes. My aim is to satisfy each and every client.
I work primarily in 14k, 18k, 22k and 24k Gold, Platinum, Sterling Silver and Argentium Sterling Silver.
My clients tell me that my designs are a pleasure to wear. I fabricate my jewellery to last a lifetime. Nothing leaves my studio that isn’t smooth against your skin and formed to move freely with the wearer. I strive to create pieces that are modern, elegant and luxurious.
My work is identified by the “Dan Taylor” maker's mark and occasionally on small pieces by just DT.