Esch Metals | Bench Jeweler / Goldsmith - Mechanicsburg, PA
Private Jeweler Services

custom - repair - insured - personal

Private Jeweler Services

My Story

I have been a professional goldsmith for over 14 years. Working with metals has intrigued me since I was first introduced to the craft in 1990. I graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1996 and attended Sterling International School for Jewelers in Jupiter, FL in 1998. Most recently, I attended the New Approach School for Jewelers in Nashville, TN, taught by the industry’s leading trade instructor; Blaine Lewis.

Prior to opening Esch Metals I worked for various retail jewelry stores in South Carolina and Pennsylvania. My last position was head jeweler for a leading area family-owned luxury jewelry store at their Carlisle location.

Any jeweler who makes a living at the bench can attest, no amount of training will prepare you for every job that walks through the door. That's where experience plays its part. As an in-house jeweler, through the years I gained my chops at repair and restoration, stone-setting, and fabrication. In a field still largely dominated by men, I am proud to be a woman-owned business in the trade with a state-of-the-art studio.

Lucky for me, the world of goldsmithing is forever vast. Techniques are improved, equipment becomes more efficient, suppliers are on-hand and new skills are always within reach for those who wish to acquire them. 2017 marks an important milestone in my journey of metalsmithing. It is the year I start to captain the ship and officially turn the sign on for Esch Metals!


My Services


Basic repair

Esch Metals offers the standard repair services that you'd expect at prices that keep your jewelry business competitive—ring sizing, re-tipping, chain/ring repair, and plating.


Stone Setting

Finding an experienced bench jeweler to take care of your customers' precious stones can be challenging. I take extra care to make sure each stone is securely placed and ready to impress.



My advanced skillset enables me to service your custom requests, from basic restorations to made-to-order jewelry. Give me a call to see what I can do for your customers' bespoken ideas.


My Studio

To efficiently service your customers with unparalleled care and qualtiy, Esch Metals operates from a state-of-the-art bench jeweling studio. Complete with traditional benchwork equipment that's stood the test of time, as well as the latest in laser-welding technology, the Esch Metals studio was built to scale for the increasing demand of today's professional artisan.

I think part of the beauty of our relationship with jewelry is that it can change and evolve as we do ourselves.
— Erika Christensen


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