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At the Donna Distefano atelier (Best of New York 2010 for jewelry repair and restoration, New York Magazine) your personal treasures are handled with utmost care and expertise, appropriately restored to their highest function. Our custom workshop offers you the opportunity to work directly with a master goldsmith for a jewel tailored to your specifications. We encourage collectors to use their own gemstones and old jewelry, which we repurpose into desirable new jewels.

As the former senior goldsmith for the Metropolitan Museum of Art responsible for creating museum reproductions, Donna Distefano is uniquely qualified to evaluate and restore your heirloom jewelry and is well versed in techniques that have endured for centuries. Our service menu includes ring sizing, stone replacement, refinishing, general repair, as well as complete restyling.

Donna Distefano has captured the attention of the editors of InStyle magazine with her unique and acclaimed service: the jewelry makeover! Virtually every woman has a jewelry wish list as well as a piece of jewelry in her possession that may be treasured, but tired in terms of style. Like the supermodels, musicians, and actresses that gravitate toward Distefano's designs, we invite you to learn how Distefano creates the timeless from the trendy, the brilliant from the boring using pieces from your own personal jewelry collection. Sentimental heirlooms are given new life and enduring wearability in a complete makeover under Distefano's astute expertise in design and classical goldsmithing.

A jewelry makeover restyling event can be booked by individuals or groups (perfect for bridal parties). Clients are treated to one on one consultation directly with Distefano in the atelier. Distefano provides her expert recommendation and highly accomplished classical goldsmithing skills, transforming anything from a handed down cocktail ring to grandmother's pearls into a new piece that incorporates a woman's individual style. Clients are pampered with champagne, chocolates, and gift bags for an unparalleled experience in the creation of fine art.

Jewelry Makeover Soirée: Did you inherit a ring from your grandmother, but it isn't your style? Do you own jewelry that you just don't wear anymore? Maybe you have a loose gemstone rolling around your jewelry box? You and your guests can come in and receive complimentary jewelry consultations on what to do with these pieces.

Bridal Soirée: Looking for meaningful gifts for your bridesmaids as well as a fun way to thank them? Come to the atelier and make personalized charm necklaces in 18K yellow gold and sterling silver. Give your bridesmaids a treasure they will love and remember you by forever.

Repair and Restoration Soirée: We all have jewelry that needs a little love. Perhaps a clasp is broken on a necklace, a ring is too small, or you don't know what to do with that one earring you lost the mate to. You and your friends can bring in any jewelry that is in need of repair or restoration and we will provide complimentary jewelry consultations.

History out of the Jewel Box Soirée: We want to hear the history of your favorite jewelry! You and your guests can bring in your special treasures and tell us why they are important to you. Our experts will look them over, discuss historical techniques, the romance of gemstones and jewelry throughout history, and provide complimentary jewelry consultations.

Goldsmith for an Evening Soirée: You and your friends can try your hand at making a piece of jewelry under our direction, and take home what you make.

  • “Rock and Roll jewelry at
    it's finest.”
    - Joe Perry, Aerosmith
  • “Donna’s Jewels really rock!”
    - Gotham Magazine
  • “One of the coolest sites to
    shop online”
    - InStyle Magazine
  • “Best of New York 2010”
    - New York Magazine