Charles P. Bahringer Jewelry is created by artist Charles P. Bahringer. Crafted in sterling silver and 14k gold with exotic stones and materials found throughout the world. Each piece is artfully crafted so to become a signature of your own personal expression.
Charles P. Bahringer
Charles P. Bahringer is an American born award winning contemporary metals jewelry artisan. Originally an Architecture major in college at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Charles changed direction after he took just a few fine art jewelry classes. "I went to college with the idea that I would become an architect but I wanted to take some jewelry making classes so I could make my own wedding rings if I ever got married someday" states Charles. "I took a few classes and fell in love with it so I eventually changed over to Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design." After college Charles owned and operated his own custom fine jewelry store for thirteen years before being introduced to contemporary metals by winning multiple international alternative metal jewelry competitions. Since then he has crafted in titanium, stainless steel and other contemporary/alternative metals along with silver and gold.
Charles has designed and developed product for companies such as Tiffany & Co., Harry Winston, Marc Ecko, Calvin Klein, Dockers, Tommy Bahama, SHAQ, NASCAR, NFL, Express and the World Series of Poker winner bracelet.
Charles P. Bahringer collections are groups of work that are constantly changing, "I am always looking forward, my designs are constantly evolving" says Charles. His recent work is his Mystic Blue series of hand sculpted aquatic figures in sterling silver with transparent enamels and stones that reflect the energy of the piece. Ever since moving to Florida Charles has been enamored by the beauty and mystery of the sea. "Mystic Blue is how I describe the beauty and emotion of the sea. My inspiration comes to me early morning when I am at the beach. The beauty and the fury of the sea is inspiring!"
I cut and carve the stone and then create the silver pendant to securely hold it in place. It is a bold beautiful piece that reminds me of the Gulf waters in summer.