About Great Falls Metalworks
In love with gemstones..

In the early 1960's, a young artist and her machinist husband began making clothing in California. The buttons and clasps they created became so popular they started making jewelry. In 1968 they settled in New Jersey and Great Falls Metalworks, Inc. was founded. Today, 50 years later, the company continues its American artisan traditions under daughter and designer Flora Brothers. Great Falls jewelry designs are made of precious metals and feature natural gemstones sourced from around the world and cut at its own lapidary. Each stone is chosen, cut and set by hand to highlight its natural beauty. Every piece is handmade by skilled artisans at a historic 19th century mill in New Jersey. The jewelry selection changes seasonally and includes a jewelry line of made to order designs and One of a Kind collections featuring rare and unusual gemstones or bespoke re-purposed antique jewelry.

Great Falls has
been a leader in environmentally friendly jewelry making. The founders, Jan Palombo and Michael Brothers were early followers of a small movement of European jewelers practicing what is now known as green manufacturing. Today, Great Falls continues this practice, uniquely, using labor-intensive manufacturing in place of chemicals, recycling all raw materials, and using only certified recycled precious metals.

Flora Brothers grew up making jewelry with her parents. After studying Art in Europe she returned to Great Falls as a bench jeweler and designer. She has a passion for collecting unusual minerals that can be seen in her designs and especially in her One of a Kind collection. Flora's jewelry designs have been featured in exhibits, including Frida Kahlo, Degas, Rembrandt and Couture Fashion.

Flora Anne BrothersMaking jewelry with a hammer and anvil