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

 
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My Services


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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.


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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.


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Custom

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.

 
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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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