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Day of the Dead and other Unique handmade Skull Collections at JW Cooper

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J. W. Cooper Artist Highlight: James Stegman

At J. W. Cooper, our genuine leather and exotic skin belts and handcrafted belt buckles make up a large part of our success. If you’ve recently visited our store at the Shops at Bal Harbour, you’ve probably seen just how stunning these pieces really are. From exotic skins to custom sterling silver buckles, we offer some of the best [...]

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​J. W. Cooper: It’s All About the Art

If you happen to walk by J. W. Cooper at the Bal Harbour Shops on Collins Avenue, your eye will be drawn directly to the motorcycle on our display floor. The motorcycle, a 1998 Harley Davidson Road King, really pulls a lot of people into the store, and not just because it’s a motorcycle in a jewelry and fine [...]

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What I Wish My Wife Would Buy Me for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just days away, and it’s time for us guys to start thinking about the gifts we’ll buy for the loves in our lives. You’re probably familiar with that subtle look of anxiety that washes over your wife’s face around gift-giving time. You know, the one that says, “Gosh! You’re so hard to shop for.” And on [...]

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What A Man's Belt Buckle Says About His Personality

Any man can wear an Armani suit, but like a fine watch, his belt buckle expresses his true personality—from sporty to sophisticated. A buckle is more than functional, it is a man’s most visible accessory. If a buckle had a personality, it might fall into one of these four types.  The Wall Street Buckle Worn by the [...]

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Auspicious Symbols: The Dragon As An Art Form In Carvings And Accessories

Although legendary, dragons have long been valued as ancient symbols of strength, power and good luck across cultures. Believed to control water and weather in Asian cultures, dragons symbolized auspicious powers. The Emperor of China used the image of a dragon to demonstrate his imperial power and strength. Even in daily language [...]

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Commissioning A Custom Buckle Or Piece Of Jewelry

Timeless creations shape impressions in our memories and there is nothing more timeless than designing a custom buckle or piece of jewelry to commemorate a special event, a passion or simply a meaningful symbol. Worn with pride for the uniqueness of the design these become treasured items passed down through generations. Our process [...]

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Where Past Meets Present: The Artistry Of Fossils In Fine Art Accessories

The value of beachfront property and the work of artists who have passed continues to appreciate over time, quite simply because, as the saying goes, “they aren’t making any more of it”. This statement could not be more aptly applied than to the work of artists who incorporate prehistoric treasures like 10,000 year old [...]

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The Tradition of Americana Fine Art

For a country as diverse as the United States, defining American Culture becomes a study of regions. Sometimes described as a “melting pot”, our culture has been shaped by those of Native Americans, the English colonists, Latin Americans, Africans and Asians.Americana Art is typically characterized as that which is contemporary and distinctive yet incorporates [...]

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