Cuyler and Laura Mathews are fine jewelry collectors and makers whose pieces are adapted from 20th century designs. Their jewelry is hand-crafted from custom molds and available in 14-karat gold or sterling silver. Since 2012, they have partnered with the conservation organization Tusk Trust in its campaign to end the ivory trade. The inspiration for the label came from their great-grandfather Gustav Manz, a designer, goldsmith, and manufacturing jeweler in New York City. Gems and various metals are available for certain pieces with price upon request. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
During the first half of the 20th century, Gustav Manz created jewelry for such well-known retailers as Tiffany, Marcus & Co, Cartier, Shreve, Crump & Low, Raymond C. Yard, Udall & Ballou, T. Kirkpatrick & Co, Bigelow & Kennard, Bailey, Banks & Biddle, J.E. Caldwell, Greenleaf & Crosby, Black, Starr & Frost–Gorham, among others. Manz's animal, floral, and archaeological designs were exhibited at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, the Metropolitan Museum of Art Industrial Art Exhibition in 1924, the House of Jewels at the New York World's Fair in 1939, and other venues. In addition to jewelry he produced commemorative medals, bronzes, and church silver. His work is represented in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum (American Wing), The Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and Newark Museum. A portion of his archive is in the Joseph Downs Collection at Winterthur Museum.