My name is David West Nytch and I am the owner of West & Co. Jewelers. To tell you a little bit about myself, I am a nationally recognized DeBeers Diamonds Today Award Winning Jewelry Designer, Master Goldsmith, Gemologist, and Certified Gemologist Appraiser. I have been in the business that I love for over 40 years. I started out part-time polishing and sizing rings in the back room of a Rochester jewelry store.
I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing from the Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for the American Crafts, as well as attending the Rhode Island School of Design. I also have my Gemology Degree from the Gemological Institute of America and hold mycertifications as a Registered Jeweler, Certified Gemologist and Certified Gemologist Appraiser with theAmerican Gem Society.
In the Beginnning
In 1982, as a junior at RIT, I started my first company, Richards and West, with a close friendfrom school. Today, the firm is a highly regarded jewelry manufacturer, providing services to designers,retailers, and major brands. However, my heart has always been at its’ best working with individuals -crafting for them something uniquely theirs’ for the milestones in their lives. With that in mind, my wifeJody and I, opened our current company West & Co., in 1991 in Webster, NY. Although we have alwayscarried a diverse selection of jewelry in all price ranges, our specialty has always been doing what I lovemost – crafting one-of-a-kind pieces.
West and Company Today
Over the years, West & Co. has expanded and today I have clients all across the country. Inaddition to custom work, I also design for other manufactures, including some designs that are soldunder license by other retailers. I do still enjoy collaborating on projects with my former partner. WhenI’m not working at my bench, I can be found spending time with my wife Jody and our three rescuekitties that keep us very entertained. If I’m not at work or home, I am most likely spending quality timewith my family or enjoying a beautiful summer day on Owasco lake.
Custom Jewelry Gallery
Please take a look at some pieces that I have previously created.
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