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Marek Janus’ inspiration derives from mid-sixties American westerns, Japanese Kurosawa's films and special interests, including his native Poland. He’s a natural born talent that perfected his skill in learning from his father. Early on, even in primary school; he carried manuals, small tools and copper wires to make simple jewelry that started the foundation of his artistic personality. Later, he began to experiment with plaster molds and just having fun with light metals and gypsum. His passionate interest in Japanese culture, led him to experiment with different blacksmith techniques. Eventually, he turned to Damascus steel, Marek designed and produced various knives using original old Middle Eastern sword making process.  
 
In the early 70’s, he attended vocational science and jewelry school with an emphasis in design and technical skill of old world European form with precious metals, stones, glass and even wood. This is now the foundation of his collections. Unique to Marek, is the use of original Damascus steel - a process of mixing metals with distinctive layered patterns. In 1987, he passed the exams to claim the title of, ‘Master Goldsmith.’ After thirty years of jewelry and sculpture excellence, he returned to his passion and love of Damascus steel to create detail-rich and ornate knives, letter openers and display pieces with stones. Marek Janus guarantees each piece is autonomous and authentic.

 



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Mocume & Chanel

Mocume & Chanel

Mokume Gane diamonds 14k yellow and white gold

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Dryad

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Mocume & Cytryn

Mokuem Gane citrine diamonds, 14k yellow gold

Skwish of Blue

Skwish of Blue

Blue topaz diamonds 14k, white gold

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Malysh

Mokume Gane pearl diamonds, mass whirlpool 14k yellow gold

Cytrin Twist

Cytrin Twist

Citrine diamonds 14k yellow gold

Blue Topaz

Blue Topaz

Blue topaz diamonds 14k white gold

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Cytryn Neckles

Citrine diamonds 14k yellow gold

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Elephant Pandent

Rubies diamonds bone hippo 14k yellow and white gold

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Petrified Wood

Petrified wood damascus steel, bone hippo 18k yellow gold sterling

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Blue Cross

Blue enamel diamonds sapphires 18k yellow gold

Needle Pandant

Needle Pandant

Mokume Gane diamonds 14k yellow and white 

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75 N. Fourth Ave.

Des Plaines, IL 60016

Cell: 224-433-9888

Office: 847-759-1165

 

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