Dr. William Kovel designed The Kovel Jewelry Collection with inspiration from nature and life by the sea. Once a tuna fisherman, he draws on his life experiences as a cosmetic dentist, public artist, sculptor and scuba diver to create beautiful jewelry with oceanic imagery like sand dollars, nautilus shells and turtles. His line of bracelet toppers, pendants, earrings and other styles have gained popularity with jewelry collectors around the world.
Each piece of jewelry starts as an idea – perhaps sparked by an encounter with an animal or shell while walking the beach. The vision then is drawn on paper. After that, a wax model is created in three dimensions exactly like the idea. From there, the wax goes through a casting process. Under pressure, molten high quality silver is melted into the shape of the piece being produced. Dr. Kovel actively oversees every design aspect from start to finish and brings to life his creations in individual works of 3-D art.
Dr. Kovel’s public art projects include large scale fish sculptures on the exterior walls of major world aquariums and public school buildings. The Kovel Jewelry Collection funds local projects like wetland preservation, mangrove restoration and sea turtle rehabilitation.