An immigrant’s son, who grew up in the tenements of New York’s Lower East Side, Seaman Schepps rose to prominence in the 1930s with jewelry designs that challenged the status quo and defined a new style for the American woman. With his chunky brooches, “barbaric” bracelets and “bubble” earrings, Schepps pioneered a unique style of jewelry whose sense of splendor offered a new perspective to the world of fine jewelry.
Today’s designs draw on the Schepps archives which contain over 5,000 detailed jewelry renderings and 650 molds. The pieces created in the workshop continue to be made with cutting-edge methods and inventive and unusual materials. The flagship store on Park Avenue at Fifty-eighth Street continues to attract socialites, movie stars, royalty and trend-setters who are drawn to Schepps’ innovative use of exotic materials.