About Šepkus at Studio Jewelers

This website has grown out of our in-house “Šepkus Salon”, the large collection of Alex’s work that we offer our customers – one of the largest in the Midwest and in the U.S. While we have featured much of this collection on our store’s website, we felt the need to be able to provide an easier way for everyone to contact us regarding purchasing this amazing artist’s work. Our intention is to be a full-service online jewelry store that reflects Alex’s traditionalist ethic, providing personalized service and consultation before you buy. We want to hear from you, to offer you the unique story of the piece you are considering and help you make the best choice possible. If you have questions about any of the pieces you see here, give us a call. We’re here Monday thru Friday, 10 am to 5 pm CST and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm CST at (608) 257-2627. If we’re not here to accept your call, email us at studiojewelers@gmail.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

About Alex Šepkus

Born and educated in Lithuania, Alex Šepkus and his wife Dange were granted political asylum in 1988 and emigrated to escape the tyranny of the Soviet occupation. In 1991, working in the back room at a jewelry firm in New York, Alex’s genius was “discovered” by colleague Jeffrey Feero, and the next year the two formed a fledgling partnership to launch a small line of Alex’s intricate and immaculately crafted jewelry. Talent, commitment and hard work took root in America, and today Alex Šepkus is one of the most-recognized and respected names in American jewelry design.

Alex lists as influences: literature, medieval church floors, koi ponds, stone paths, Plato’s ideal forms, and work he has done in landscape design. As these diverse interests suggest, the creativity and joy that flow from Alex’s life through his designs make his work unique and not easily classified. He remains a very private person, living simply in a century-old renovated farmhouse in upstate New York. His small studio there overlooks the Hudson River and many acres of woodland.

Šepkus: pronunciation

The diacritical mark above the S in Alex’s name is called a hacek and indicates a “SH” pronunciation in Balkan and Slavic languages. So those in the know say “Shep-kus”.