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.
Tuesday: Noon to 5:00
Wednesday through Friday: 10 to 5:00
Saturday 10 to 12:00 *and by appointment
**Special Hours: Friday, October 20th 10-4:00
**CLOSED Saturday, October 21st
We recommend appointments for custom design and appraisals.
As always, we remain committed to providing jewelry and watch repair services in a timely manner and MOST repairs can be completed in less than one week. We can replace watch batteries while you wait (if not too busy) or within one business day.
To schedule an appointment, please send your email request to: ViirInc@gmail.com -- we respond as quickly as possible to all emails. You may also leave a message at our store: 520-795-5496, and messages are checked on "store open" days.
If you have an estate or multiple items for appraisal or if you would like to create a custom design, we ask that you schedule an appointment so that we can give you our unhurried attention.
To schedule an appointment, please call the store at 520-795-5496 and leave a message OR send us an email at ViirInc@gmail.com and we will get back to you more quickly. You can also send a contact request through this website.
Address: 2464 N. Campbell Avenue (Parking is available behind the building)
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Viir Fine Jewelry & Art
2464 N. Campbell Avenue
(Parking available behind building)