Every original piece begins with an original idea. It might be something found in nature or an old photo. When the idea makes its way to Darren’s sketchbook, we know we’ve got something. Once the idea is refined on paper, Darren can begin creating with various precious metals and gems. That’s when the piece comes to life in three dimensions.
“My personal passion is to faithfully represent the beauty of God’s creation so it is evident in each piece I craft. It’s important to me that the work is honest as well as attractive. I’m not trying to improve on nature, only to capture it in it’s full glory.”
We are honored to have the opportunity to work closely with our clients to create custom pieces. We work closely with clients to turn their unique vision into a piece of fine jewelry that they can truly treasure. This gives us great satisfaction.
Darren K. Moore has been handcrafting fine jewelry for over three decades. Raised in Kentucky and Arizona, he grew up amid the beauty of animals and the outdoors. Later, this personal connection with nature would come to inform and enrich his work in the art of jewelry.
Darren started painting at a young age, taking the natural environment as his subject. This formed an important foundation for the jewelry artist he would become. To this day, he initiates each new work with a sketch to capture the full sense of depth and perspective. He also incorporates sculptural elements consisting of multiple pieces finely formed and finished into a strikingly dynamic whole.
His work has been bought by discerning clients from around the world, and is featured in the Kentucky Derby Museum, in Louisville, KY as well as at The Keeneland Store, in Lexington KY.
"My American Eagle will be proudly worn especially in these months ahead. It’s a reminder that our nation needs to come home to the roots of our Founding Fathers”
“I work to shape pieces that evoke the sense of wonder and discovery people experience in nature, in order to keep those memories vivid forever.”
“There are not enough words to tell you how much I love and appreciate the beautiful pendant and necklace! So much thought with the roses and their meaning was just so very special. I will think of you and Derby each time I wear it! “
Darren K. Moore Custom Designs
P.O. Box 74113
Phoenix, AZ 85087
The Keeneland Store
Sept 10-12, 15-16, 2017