A Renaissance Man
For over 20 years, Jewelry designer extraordinaire Victor Velyan has both influenced and inspired those in the jewelry industry. Not only does Velyan’s strong work ethic and creativity leave an impression on everyone he meets, but it’s also creating a whirlwind frenzy around the captivating jewelry in his collections. Victor’s work boasts careful attention to detail and makes for elegant, timeless pieces with an edgy twist.
Victor Velyan began his journey in the jewelry industry in 1984 as a diamond setter and 2 years later became a jeweler’s apprentice. Over time and with uncompromised dedication, Velyan’s knowledge of the industry grew, as did his desire to develop and share his vision with others. In 1995, with a decade of experience under his belt, Victor realized his dream by opening his manufacturing shop in Los Angeles, California. The studio allowed Velyan freedom and flexibility to produce pieces for some of the industry’s most significant designers and long established jewelry houses. Though his manufacturing and design for others proved to be undeniably successful, winning over 27 awards under other designers’ names, his own creations were yet to be fully expressed.
Velyan vowed to only stamp his name on a collection that was truly unique to the industry. Over the years as he experimented with producing unique finishes by forging his own tools and chemical mixtures he created the Victor Velyan collection we know today. Unique color patinas, gold finishes and gemstone faceting styles are a signature of Velyan’s collection.
Carmel by the Sea is Victor’s home away from home. He visits often and has forged long lasting relationships with visitors and residents of this beautiful community.