Answers to questions we are often asked.
Frequently asked questions for Jennifer
Q: How do custom orders work?
A: You can arrange to do a consultation with me either by mail/over the phone -- or in person, here in my Upper Westside design space. I will go through your jewelry and sort it into workable piles that will dictate what type of piece could be made. I will give you a price range, from low to high of what it might cost. Once we agree on a direction and a price and you give me your blessing, I begin. It takes roughly 3 - 4 weeks to complete a custom order.
Q: How much do custom pieces cost?
A: In general, pricing is determined by the complexity of the piece, plus the cost of added elements from my own collection that I'll mix with yours.
Full necklaces start at $1500.
Full bracelets start at $1200.
Bolos start at $595.
Lavalieres start at $295.
Lanyards start at $150.
Cufflinks start at $395.
Earrings start at $50.
Belts start at $795.
Q: Where are Jennifer George NYC products made?
A: I make all of our jewelry by hand, here in New York City. Each piece is unique and made exclusively from vintage costume jewelry, all recycled, into something new and beautiful.
Q: Where are Jennifer George NYC products sold?
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Q: Where are the materials found for the pieces?
A: Jewelry: I have spent the last decade collecting vintage jewelry -- chain, lockets, brooches, medals, charms, knives, beads, etc -- and compose each piece from my vast collection of items.
Scarves/Tops: The silk fabric I use is imported from around the world, but made into scarves and garments at my factory in Brooklyn, NY.
Q: What is Jennifer George's background?
A: I was a fashion designer on 7th Avenue many years ago. My company, Jennifer George Inc, specialized in Designer Sportswear and was sold at specialty stores across the country -- including Barney's, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Q: What inspires the designs, looks, and products at Jennifer George NYC?
A: In design, the past always seems to inform the future. I can look through a selection of old jewelry, long forgotten -- perhaps belonging to someone's grandmother, and I am constantly surprised and amazed by the level of detail, from design to execution, that was involved. I find this, along with color, scale, and theme, very inspiring -- and all of it is at play when I'm working on a piece.
Q: How long has Jennifer George NYC been creating products?
A: I started my accessories line in 2003 -- which began with charm bracelets.
Q: How many items are produced of a certain style or print? Are all the items limited editions and one-of-a-kind pieces?
A: All of our silk scarves and tops are done in small batches and limited runs -- ranging from 2 pieces to no more than 2 dozen. 99% of the jewelry is one of a kind -- but every now and then an exact duplicate can be made.
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