About the Author: Alex Maryaskin

Alex Maryaskin
Owner, Simply Unique Jewelry Designs
My career as a jeweler began almost 30 years ago • Most of my jewelry experience was from the Ukraine where I worked on 2,500-year-old church interior restorations • I restored jewelry boxes, crosses, and filigree leaf décor • When I moved to the United States, I worked on my own for a few years doing repairs • In 2010, my business partner Tim Wright and I opened the doors to Simply Unique Jewelry Designs in Yorktown, Virginia • I continue to hand fabricate and create custom designs, still using the filigree leaf design I learned from the Ukraine • My design won first place in the 2014 Saul Bell Awards in the Hollowware category!

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Feature Friday – Alex Maryaskin

The award-winning hand fabricator

I started in the jewelry business after doing restoration work to a 2000-year-old church. I was tasked with repairing a filigree box, in addition to a few more items after finishing that job. This is where my love of jewelry stemmed. In the Ukraine, you have to spend two years read more…