Laura Preshong is an eco friendly, socially responsible designer jewelry brand specializing in custom-made and original design fine jewelry at a fair price since 2005.
Our mission is to provide fine jewelry that is not only beautifully designed but made with an awareness of our humanitarian and environmental responsibilities, because integrity in business shouldn’t mean lacking in quality, or design. We at Laura Preshong are committed to using only ethically sourced gemstones, SCS certified 100% recycled precious metals and low impact, manufacturing practices in all of our fine jewelry pieces.
Goldsmith, designer, CEO Laura Preshong established Laura Preshong Ethical Fine Jewelry and her flagship gallery in Boston Massachusetts in 2005. Prior to opening her flagship location Laura operated a successful art jewelry line that was shown at and sold through museum stores and galleries nationwide. She attended The Honolulu Academy of Arts and The Portland School of Art in Portland Maine where she studied studio jewelry fabrication, forging and metal raising, casting, wax model making and gemology. Laura is especially passionate about promoting the role of women in the diamond and jewelry industry, as well as digging into the social, environmental and ethical aspects of the industry. Laura currently lives in Boston with her blue haired daughter and Boston Terrier, Bean.
Laura Preshong jewelry is designed and hand fabricated using engineering, science and pride in craftsmanship, to create a jewelry quality and design not available in mass produced jewelry. Our advanced design technology combined with simple tools and traditional fabrication methods guarantee every piece we make to be of the highest quality, and designed to last a lifetime.
Hand-made or hand fabrication is often misrepresented in jewelry manufacturing and applies only to the final surface finishing processes. Hand finished is not hand-made. Laura Preshong jewelry is entirely designed and hand-made in our Boston studio using old world jewelry fabrication techniques practiced for hundreds of years from forging to shape, soldering with an open flame, filing, hand stone setting and surface finishing.
It's always nice to have a friend in the business, please allow the passionate jewelry experts at Laura Preshong to provide you with top tier client services, product education and style advise to make your fine jewelry purchase stress free and enjoyable. We make ethical easy with a concierge diamond and gemstone selection service, custom design services, client stone setting services and design advise for the most discerning palate.
Our flagship gallery is located in Boston’s Historic South End. Boston’s most artistic neighborhood featuring award winning dining, independant boutiques, galleries, artist studios and The Boston Ballet. Stop by the gallery when you're in Boston to view the entire collection in person, shop securely on line, make a virtual appointment, use Live Chat, Email, or call to consult with a style, design or diamond specialist. The Laura Preshong team is comprised of art degreed goldsmiths, certified GIA diamond specialists, professional jewelry designers , and a qualified customer service team to assist you with every step of your fine jewelry selection, purchase and care.
We at Laura Preshong are dedicated to environmentally sound low impact manufacturing, which means we use very little large scale manufacturing or chemical processes in our production. In our Boston studio and office we have implimented energy saving measures, use 100% recycled packaging materials and paper, and overall have a very low carbon footprint. We love nature, many Laura Preshong designs are inspired by nature in and around the Arnold Arboretum, and are dedicated to preserving natural resources and the beauty of nature for our children to enjoy and find inspiration in.
All of the metals used in Laura Preshong's fine jewelry pieces are mine free or 100% certified recycled. Our precious metals supplier has met the standards for and received an SCS Certification for their use of 100% recycled metals. SCS is a global leader in verification of environmental and sustainability claims with internationally recognized standards. This certification ensures all of the companies manufactured gold product is certified 100% recycled content. Learn more about recycled precious metals.
We proudly sell Canadian diamonds sourced in the Canadian Northwest Territories, and Kimberely Process diamonds. Why Canadian? Canadian diamonds are currently the only truly trackable, government certified diamonds available. Canadian diamonds are often inscribed with a Maple Leaf or a CanadaMark serial number, or may be accompanied with a Canadian certificate of authenticity that correlates to the GIA grading report number. Canadian diamond options and The Kimberely Process established in 2003 insure all diamonds purchased through Laura Preshong are ethical without connection to conflict, or humanitarian atrocities.