Guy Harvey Fine Jewelry is the essential finishing touch that reveals
to the world ones love of the sea and the nautical lifestyle. Through
of a lifetime of interaction with nature and the oceans, Dr. Guy Harvey
captures a variety of marine wildlife in their natural habitat with
extraordinary detail. Sea creatures figuratively come to life with his
Three years ago we were selected by Guy Harvey to design a line of
jewelry based on his extensive artwork. Our objective was to create a
unique and recognizable design that would be distinctively associated
with the Guy Harvey brand. Collaborating with Dr. Harvey, and with
contributions from designers Robbins and Danielle Rees, the Guy Harvey
Jewelry line was born
Many steps are involved in creating fine jewelry. The process starts
with a sketch and fortunately there is an endless catalog of fascinating
subjects created by Dr. Harvey to work from. We select elements from
Guy’s art that can be transferred and rendered into wearable jewelry.
Once a rendering is completed, the model work begins, usually involving
hand carving the subject in hard wax by highly skilled artisans. Model
making is the most important and labor intensive and part of the
process. We spare no expense in creating the most perfect model for each
design. The next step is to make a mold from the model and from that a
wax pattern is made. The wax pattern will ultimately melt away in the
kiln leaving a cavity for the precious metal to be poured.
The pieces are cast using the timeless art of lost wax casting where
molten precious metals are poured into a metal flask that contains a
hard plaster like substance. After the piece is casted and cleaned, the
rough areas are smoothed and polished using a series of fine grit
abrasives. Each piece is hand finished to reveal dramatic detail and
subtle nuances, right down to Guy’s famous signature on the reverse side
of our medallion pieces. Below Guy’s signature, a quality mark and a
series of Hallmarks are placed to authenticate each piece as being a
genuine Guy Harvey.
Some pieces are finished in the classic relic patina and others are
brightly polished and hard fired with enamel to add a splash of color.
Guy Harvey jewelry is accented in a variety of colors, including Gulf
Steam Blue, Caribbean Blue and Cayman Green. Marlin, macaws, sailfish,
dolphin, sea turtles and many other species are depicted with realistic
action in full color. The technique that is used to bring color to Guy
Harvey Fine Jewelry is an old and storied art form. Enameling flourished
during the Roman period and in more modern times has been made famous
by the Faberge’ family in France and Tiffany family in America. The 3
dimensional surface of Guy Harvey jewelry is cleverly decorated in both
low and high relief, releasing an explosion of color and action. Colors
are carefully chosen to closely match Dr. Harvey’s artwork. Then each
piece is fired multiple times, in a kiln at high temperatures, thus
creating an enduring work of art that will last for many generations.
Guy Harvey Jewelry has been worn by top models including Sports
Illustrated Swimsuit covergirl Brooklyn Decker, Bar Refaeli, Anne V and
others. The jewelry has traveled with the SI Swimsuit crew to be
photographed in the exotic settings of Fiji, The Maldives, Lisbon and
Retail prices range from $49 to $25,000 The copyrighted and patented
designs include necklaces, earrings, bracelets, charms, and rings, made
of sterling silver, diamonds, 18K gold, and gemstones in a variety of
combinations. The collection consists of styles for both male and
We are proud to donate a percentage of sales to The Guy
Harvey Ocean Foundation, the non-profit organization that promotes the
conservation of our oceans and nurtures the next generation of marine
scientists and guardians of our seas.
Guy Harvey Jewelry is a family owned business since 1986 located in the coastal town of Little Washington, NC.