R.E.Piland Goldsmiths – Celtic jewelry from the studio of Robert Piland, Master Goldsmith
R.E. Piland Goldsmiths began in 1993, shortly after the birth of two red-haired children led Rob and Liz to explore their family trees. Rob fell in love with the Celtic art form as a cleaner structure of the free-flowing spirit in art nouveau jewelry he had explored in the past.
Our beautiful silver and gold Celtic jewelry pieces are each handmade and crafted according to a strict code of traditional craftsmanship. In 1969 Rob began a traditional, European guild apprenticeship under a Master Goldsmith from a guild house in Germany. He then trained and worked for over a decade at several jewelers in the Washington DC area, eventually becoming Master Goldsmith and Head Jeweler for Melart Jewelers of Silver Spring, MD. Since 1983 Rob has been designing and creating his own jewelry. It is our sincere hope that you find a lifetime of beauty in these creations.
All our jewelry is produced in our studio with one Journeyman and one Apprentice goldsmith assisting Rob in the casting and finishing work. Please visit our web site for a simple shop tour, or our YouTube channel for videos of the jewelry making process. We produce two lines of jewelry: Limited Editions and Custom One of a Kind. Limited Edition jewelry is produced for 2-3 years in sterling silver and/or 14kt gold in a selection of gemstones using Rob’s models and molds. Custom One of a Kind jewelry is hand made without molds by Rob for retail sale or as commission orders from clients.
R. E. Piland Goldsmiths have been exhibiting at Scottish games & Irish festivals, Renaissance & Colonial Fairs, and some arts & crafts shows since 1993. We have shared our limited-edition jewelry with clients along the Atlantic Coast from New York to Georgia. We average 20-22 events per year, enjoying music, laughter, and art with our many clients who have become friends.
You can find us:
on the web at R.E. Piland