Jewellers' Guild, Fine handmade Jewelry, since 1965, Donald Cook, Judith Cook, Deanna Cook, Jemma Cook

About Us

50 years ago, in 1965 Donald Cook and his father purchased a lapidary shop in downtown Boston from a skilled German stone cutter, Eugene Leyendecker. Eugene stayed with Donald for a year and taught him to cut gems. Donald needed to learn to remove and reset stones for repair; so he apprenticed to a Florentine master jeweler, Carmen Fushetti, for 2 years. Custom jewelry work began to come his way and soon he was cutting stones, designing and selling his own jewelry. Area museums and schools began to request that Donald teach courses, which he did. He then decided to open his own school. In 1971 Judith, his wife, became a student in their school. They began to collaborate, as well as work separately on designs. At age 15 their twin children, Douglas and Deanna, started cutting stones and making jewelry. Deanna continues to work with them on her own unique designs. Daughter Jemma assists with purchasing pearls and stones and creates pearl necklaces and rings.

Rings are our specialty, we use multi-colored fresh water baroque pearls, mabe pearls, Australian boulder opals, amethysts and other precious stones. Combining silver with yellow, pink and green 14 & 18k gold and hand applied gold granulation has long been a trademark of our work. We guarantee all of our jewelry.

Our philosophy towards our work is:

"to handcraft each piece with only the finest materials, innovatively, but with strong ties to the traditional, while striving for beauty, durability and wearability."

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