E. L. Designs is a leading design studio offering American-made fashion jewelry for today’s competitive marketplace. E. L. Designs, led by the visionary and creative talent of Peter Tonjes, produces fashion forward, unique jewelry designed to provide the wearer with a lifetime of pleasure and inspiration. Because E. L. Designs are hand-crafted, not mass-produced, each piece is imbued with unparalleled beauty, function and quality. Delightful jewelry and jewelry suites from E. L. Designs define the fashion jewelry and sterling silver market.
Located in the quaint Victorian village of Cambridge in upstate New York, E. L. Designs has been producing original, heirloom quality jewelry for over 70 years. Inspired from its inception by the vision “to create a sense of wonder while expressing something significant”, E. L. Designs is home to a dedicated team of artisans who employ age-old techniques as well as cutting edge technology and only the finest metals and stones, to carry out that vision through three-dimensional wearable works of art.
Distinctly alluring designs with unique functionality and timeless beauty set E. L. Designs apart from trends and other jewelry designers. E. L. Designs Jewelry is an experience that will delight you today and for years to come.
Peter’s inspiration for jewelry design was formed when he was twelve years old and attended an after-school jewelry class. By the time he reached high school, he was already making and selling his original jewelry designs.
To further his knowledge and complete his education, Peter attended a prestigious design school in England and then received a bachelor’s degree in metal arts from State University of New York at New Paltz. Directly out of college, he was hired by the well-known contemporary jewelry designer, Ed Levin, to manage production. Peter’s responsibilities within the company grew over the next thirty years while his design vision and quest for perfection influenced every department and aspect of the company. He was ultimately appointed President in 2004.
In 2012 Peter purchased Ed Levin Jewelry and began the process of transforming the company into a fashion forward jewelry brand, E.L. Designs. Today and into the future, Peter’s passion for creativity, innovation, and quality will ensure that E.L. Designs remains one of the most sought-after luxury jewelry brands in the United States.