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Welcome From Zorka Pondell

My objective as the designer is to create classic yet contemporary fine jewelry designs that are truly wearable. Each piece is treated as a work of art, with great attention given to each detail, guaranteeing the highest standards in workmanship from detailed hand carving of waxes, casting on to the final polish. Only the finest gemstones and materials are used to create pieces with true integrity. Our ultimate goal is to produce a quality piece that exceeds our customer's expectations. These elements, along with my signature look are why customers choose Design Works Custom Jewelry Studio for their custom jewelry source.

Artistic Statement
Custom white gold ring with tanzanite and aquamarineCreating jewelry as a form of preferred artistic expression was an early decision in my life. This realization came to me the moment I created my first ring. I feel that jewelry, in current society, is one of the most distinctive, powerful forms of personal artistic expression. If one glimpses into the past and studies society's choice of adornment, one can determine the style, wealth, innovation, and technical advancement of that society's culture.
I think that good design has something  I call "intent". My pieces must be functional, beautiful and each element must be to the point. Curves must truly curve, and straight lines must be exactly that. The final equation, from a pure design sense, is to attain a lyrical and flowing quality.

Wave of Success rose gold and white gold duo

The Spirit of Equus


Zorka is proud to introduce to you, her newest creation in jewelry design, the
Wave of Success ® suite of jewelry and
The Spirit of Equus.

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Design Works Custom Jewelry Studio and Gallery

Come visit Design Works Custom Jewelry Studio and Gallery in historic downtown Metamora.

We are located at:
4010 S. Oak Street

Metamora Michigan  48455

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Helping Celebrate Your Special Moments Since 1991

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All photos on this site are of the original designs by Zorka Pondell, owner of Design Works Custom Jewelry Studio.  No pieces may be reproduced in any manner according to copyright law.

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Any piece of jewelry on our site can be created in white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, or platinum and can incorporate any of our stones or your treasured heirlooms.

Zorka's hand drawn horse
 Home of the Wave of Success ®

Zorka's love for horses is truly apparent in her designs.  Highlighted in many equestrian publications, her artistry in producing beautiful equestrian pieces has brought her loyal fans throughout the United States & abroad.

If you have an interest in joining our team, feel free to contact us!  Please include your resume and a cover letter.

Metamora Hunt by Peter Gilles

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