Hand-Forged Men’s Jewelry
Recognizing a growing need and desire for high quality, hand-forged men’s jewelry using rich, organic materials such Damascus steel, meteorite, gold, platinum and Makume Game, Viir searched far and wide to find a jeweler that could offer such a collection for us in Tucson. We’re excited to offer the exquisite jewelry of Chris Ploof as exclusive representatives of his magnificent work.
Here is the Designer’s Story
Hailing from a small town in Massachusetts, award winning master jeweler Chris Ploof was once a skinny boy lurking around the local living history museum, watching awestruck as the craftspeople manipulated what had previously seemed unyielding: glass, tin, iron. All the while, his spirit was fusing itself to the use of heat and tools to ingeniously create utility and elegance.
After traveling and experiencing the world, Chris found himself back on his boyhood path. He has studied with many well-known artists and apprenticed under a master goldsmith. His curiosity and intense drive is balanced with a wry, wonderful sense of humor that is one of his greatest assets when things don’t go as planned. “Sometime my best discoveries come from my biggest mistakes,” he admits. The Santa Fe Symposium has chosen Chris twice to receive the Industry Leader Award and his work is on the cover of Showcase 500 Rings: New Directions in Art Jewelry (Lark, 2012) and in countless other publications.
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Viir Fine Jewelry & Art
2464 N. Campbell Avenue
(Parking available behind building)