Jan Peyser’s singular and engaging jewelry has been regaled as “jubilant” with “beautiful designs and excellent craftsmanship.” Her jewelry is recognized by England’s Argentium® Guild via a photo in their website Gallery, has been featured in Gift Shop Magazine’s On Trend section, and her graceful designs are worn throughout the USA, overseas, and carried by fine shops and galleries.
A native New Yorker and former English and public speaking teacher, she trained as a metalsmith at the art center in Mendocino, California and thoroughly enjoys drawing, using her imagination, and working with her hands as a jeweler.
Today, Jan makes her home in both northern Indiana and Chicago, and she works primarily in highly tarnish-resistant Argentium® silver which is purer than regular sterling, produced responsibly, and low maintenance, polishing quickly to a brilliant shine. High quality, genuine pearls provide a lovely touch of elegance and color to several designs.
Her jewelry celebrates nature, symmetry, textures, and the essence of movement. Made one at a time, she cuts or saws by hand each piece of jewelry; no casts or molds are used. With meticulous attention to detail, she uses traditional and original metalsmithing techniques, which include forging, hand-sculpting, repoussé, chasing, fusing, hand-engraving, and more.
Jan dedicates herself to creating jewelry that not only represents her vision, but always is pleasing to the eye, comfortable, and a pleasure for all to wear.