56 years ago, Shashi was a travel enthusiast and antique obsessed desk agent for Eastern Airlines. While on vacation in South America he fell in love with some pre-columbian jewelry which he bought as a lot and brought home to the USA. He set aside his favorite pieces to start a collection, the rest he sold at a small markup.
Two trips later he decided to focus on it full time. Thus was The Museum of Jewelry most humbly born.
Each piece of jewelry is handcrafted by master artisans from historical or history inspired designs - shaped, detailed and embellished using the same age-old techniques as have goldsmiths and lapidaries through the ages. No two stones or settings are ever alike, every piece has slight variations and formations.
Patience and care are crafted into each and every hand-made museum original. From the stones which are faceted using the same time-honored techniques of the smiths of old, to the shaping, detailing, and embellishment that lapidaries and goldsmiths have perfected through the ages, each of the historically based designs in our collection is perfected in its own rite.
At the Museum, we believe there is a direct line from the imagination of the original artist, to the hands of our master craftsmen and women, to you-who give these extraordinary visions from the past new life.
Enjoy your journey through some of history's most magnificent jewelry and objets d'art.