Seth Papac Jewelry

Jewelry, in its concentrated and intimate scale, has the unique capability to retain history, hold a memory, convey a message and transform a wearer. It is our hope that when you put on a piece of Seth Papac jewelry you will feel confident and POWERFUL! At Seth Papac Jewelry, you will find one-of-a-kind, hand-made jewelry, all designed and crafted by one of the world’s most innovative art jewelers.

 Designed and handmade for trendsetting men, bold women, and distinct-jewelry enthusiasts, our unique and thoughtful jewelry is embodied in the modern Torn collection - an innovative line created from compressed metal ingots with various finishes. This collection includes men's and women's accessories designed for lovers of stylish, statement jewelry.

Located in Providence, RI, the company is proud to support our local jewelry industry by employing local artisans and businesses who share our passion for quality craftsmanship and innovation. In addition to our business, it is fundamental to Seth Papac Jewelry to support emerging and independent studio jewelers and jewelry service practitioners. We proudly employ local jewelry artists who share our dedication to quality craftsmanship.

Precious metals and stones: Seth Papac jewelry is made from several different metals, including, but not limited to, brass, copper, sterling silver, plated 14k & 24k gold, and 14k & 18K solid gold. These metals are nickel free and hypo-allergenic for most people, unless you have an extreme allergy and must wear only solid gold. Some Seth Papac Jewelry includes interesting, high quality stones as indicated in the piece description.

Genesis: Seth Papac received his Bachelor of Fine Art in Jewelry/Metalsmithing (2004) from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA and his Master of Fine Art in Jewelry/Metalsmithing (2009) from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR and the Rotasa Foundation, Mill Valley, CA. Seth is currently the Graduate Program Director and Assistant Professor in Residence in Jewelry + Metalsmithing at the Rhode Island School of Design. Previously, Seth was the Department Head of Metal at The Oregon College of Art and Craft, was a Full Time Lecturer in the Jewelry and Metalwork Department at San Diego State University, and taught Jewelry and Metalwork at the University of Oregon. He is a visiting artist and critic for various programs across the country such as Cranbrook Academy of Art and has taught internationally in Finland and Colombia.

Honors: Seth was a finalist for the Art Jewelry Forum Award in 2016. In 2013, Seth was awarded a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant. Previously, Seth was awarded a Peter S. Reed Foundation grant, as well as  the Tobey Devan Lewis Fellowship.

Exhibits: Seth Papac’s work is exhibited internationally. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA,  Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA; and the Rotasa Foundation, Mill Valley, CA.

Publications: Seth's work is featured in numerous national and international jewelry publications.