Professional Jeweler Archive: Industrial Strength

March 2004

Precious Metals/Metalsmithing

Industrial Strength

Timothy Meier Design™ launches men's jewelry line

To meet the growing demand for men’s jewelry, Timothy Meier Design of San Diego, CA, has created a contemporary collection of fine handcrafted sterling silver neck chains, bracelets, rings, cuff links, money clips and earrings. The line also features stainless steel.

At the heart of the collection is a series of chunky chain links with an industrial edge. Tailored for the modern man, heavy but sleek neckwear and bracelets feature curving and twisting links. The toggle clasp blends a sleek industrial edge with tapered modernism.

Medieval Finishing

Much of the jewelry is oxidized, giving the silver pieces an unrefined, rustic appearance – a variation on a medieval style. Spherical and square designs both have a three-dimensional aspect.

Timothy Meier, an independent jewelry designer, sketches and handcrafts fine jewelry for retail establishments on the West Coast. He graduated from the University of Michigan’s Jewelry Design Program and was trained by designers worldwide from Japan to Bali, so his work reflects international influences.

Modern Versatility

“Men today are looking for jewelry that sets them apart,” says Meier. “They want to be able to accessorize for their professional and personal lives with the same pieces, and this line is versatile enough to suit the needs of any occasion – formal or casual.”

  • Timothy Meier Design, San Diego, CA; (858) 274-7872,
Neckwear features curving, twisted metal in oxidized sterling silver.
Three stainless steel rings from Timothy Meier Design.

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