Alex Sepkus Inc. was founded by Alex Sepkus, and his friend and managing partner Jeffrey Feero in 1992.
Since then, Alex Sepkus jewelry has been known for its distinct design, signature textures and microscopic details. Collected and coveted around the world, Alex Sepkus jewelry is recognized not only for its original and inimitable design, but also for the creative use of unexpected stones, beautiful shades and unique color combinations overseen by the COO Candace Edelman.
Born in Lithuania, Alex graduated with an industrial design degree from the Vilnius Academy of the Arts. In 1988 he was granted political asylum in the US and worked in jewelry repair shops that catered to Madison Avenue's couture houses. Jeff and Alex met during this time and founded a business that grew on the strength of its craftsmanship, creativity and originality.
Made in NYC, no detail of Alex Sepkus jewelry is compromised. From hand finishing, to setting stones, making clasps and hammering textures, the master jewelers in the Sepkus studio all work under microscopes to execute the level of detail expected from these timeless designs.
Alex passed away suddenly in September of 2021 due to a lung embolism. He left behind an extraordinary legacy.
Over his 30 years at the helm of Alex Sepkus, Alex worked with and inspired his jewelers, many of whom have been with the company for over 25 years. He said many times, like a great conductor or chef, you elevate your team to your level of genius. While stalwart in his convictions, Alex demonstrated the trust he had in his jewelers by taking a collaborative approach to the fabrication of his designs; he recognized that in the repetition of executing his vision, his jewelers had, in many ways, transcended his own acumen and become more proficient in the techniques he had developed.
Today, we benefit from the collective genius Alex left behind, along with the work he hadn't yet released. While no one can replace Alex, DNA runs deep in our jewelers and design staff. Alex Sepkus jewelry remains committed to honoring his legacy by continuing to build upon the foundation he established and remaining true to his approach to the creative process as we create and produce work that is worthy of bearing the Alex Sepkus hallmark.
"My collection is a melange of imagery and form; elements from various cultures and time periods, motifs from the natural world and that which I find most beautiful"
"When I design a piece of jewelry, it is as if I am writing a book, each design is a chapter not in words, but in shapes and textures. I make precious stones and cold metal speak."