Off-Beat. Oddball. Eccentric. All of these terms could be used to describe the artist Alex Sepkus, and indeed many of them have. To call the man ordinary would be false, to call his jewelry designs ordinary would be blasphemy. Born in Lithuania, Alex was surrounded by art at an early age. His grandfather was a painter, his father a well-respected architect. He found his path to metalsmithing, and began developing a style that was extraordinarily unconventional. With his shop set up in New York City, Sepkus began attracting attention. His designs evoke the feel of ancient treasures, Byzantine churches, the paintings of Gustav Klimt. Crafted in 18K gold and platinum, adorned with rainbow-hued gemstones and diamond, they are rich and bold, archaic and at the same time dizzyingly modern in composition. Sepkus has an unending fascination with the minutiae of design, each piece a world unto itself with elaborate microscopic textures and patterns. They are things to be held, to behold, and to wear as personal artworks.