Custom made wedding ring from Maidstone Jewelry

David Posnett comes from a family of artists. He studied jewelry for many years at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Maidstone Jewelry was born in 2005 and has expanded rapidly. The initial collection of jewelry was based on natural objects found on the beaches of the Hamptons, the picturesque summer playground of New York City. An interest in lapidary techniques earned Posnett the title of "Doctor of Beach Stones" in an article featured on (Jan. 10, 2008). Other collections feature jewelry made with antique nails, screws and hardware such as door latches. Steel or iron is soldered



to gold or silver in a technique called "marriage of metals".

Our bridal collection offers wedding rings made to order. The customer helps design the rings at face to face meetings. The emphasis is on individual and unconventional designer rings - see Our Design Process.

Bridal party gifts include gifts for bridesmaids, groomsmen, mother of the bride, mother of the groom, ushers, ring bearers and flower girls.





Maidstone Jewelry is about the beauty of the beach stones, that are at the core of our collection. We find our stones on the beaches of East Hampton. They inspire us and lead to new ideas. Between the land and the ocean there is a constant dance. It takes thousands of years for nature to patiently craft every stone at our feet.  With wonder and respect we work to highlight and display the qualities of the stones we choose.

David Posnett has been studying jewelry, gold and silver smithing at The 92nd Street Y in New York with Honey Jeanne Laber, Klaus Buergel and Jonathan Wahl since 2001. He is a member of the East End Arts Council and the South Fork Craftsmen's Guild.