About Thomas Cooper
Thomas Cooper's jewelry career started in high school as a part time retail jewelry salesman in his hometown of Cherry Hill, NJ. Inspired by the experience, Thomas moved to New York City to study jewelry design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Thomas was the recipient of the prestigious Van Cleef & Arpels Graduating Design Award.
“My first job after graduation was working as a designer for a well-known high-end fine jewelry manufacture. I realized immediately that working as a designer without the experience of working at the bench would make me less competitive in my career. I searched for and found a platinum shop willing to take me on as an apprentice. They taught me the craft of fine jewelry from the ground up.” – Thomas Cooper
Mastering his craft working as a bench jeweler for the top jewelry workshops in New York City, Thomas produced handmade diamond and precious gemstone jewelry set in platinum and 18 karat gold.
In 1986 Thomas struck out on his own operating out of the corner of his bedroom in New York City. Six months later Thomas Cooper Jewelry opened in New York City's diamond district providing custom jewelry design and manufacturing services to independent jewelry stores and private clients across the United States.
Today Thomas Cooper produces classic fine jewelry handcrafted in platinum and high karat gold. Jewelry pieces feature ethically sourced diamonds, pearls, gemstones, birthstones, and consists of earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets, brooches, and cufflinks. Thomas Cooper Jewelry is available direct to clientele and online.
“Quality craftsmanship is my passion; quality, value, and trust are my obsession
-- Thomas Cooper