William Travis Kukovich
William Travis Kukovich is a 5th generation metalsmith. A decade-long career and extensive training led to the founding of the William Travis Jewelry anchor store in 2002. William Travis has spent the past two decades creating custom designs that define originality, and celebrate unique style. Clientele include celebrities, Disney feature films, and an installment at the North Carolina Museum of Art.
Travis began working with his brother, father, uncle, and grandfather at the age of 12. And it was through this passion rooted in tradition that he chose to dedicate both his professional and personal life to the art of metalsmithing. Procuring a degree in metallurgy, he quickly moved forward as lead designer at a custom jewelry store in the Raleigh/Durham area.
After a decade of creating and inspiring both colleagues and clients alike, Travis took his vision one step further opening his first privately owned shop out of his garage. Here he created a wholesale retail line and continued producing custom pieces for a growing clientele. Relying solely on his discerning taste and desire to set the standard for luxury handcrafted jewelry, he committed to offering both quality and a bespoke experience to his patrons and retailers. Through a stringent adherence to his founding principal, a continued dedication to trade and tradition and a relentless passion coupled with a great sense of humor, Travis successfully morphed a homegrown vision into what is now a known and respected brand with a devoted following.
William Travis’s accomplishments have neither gone unnoticed nor unmentioned since his ascent in the jewelry industry. As a winner of 17 AGTA Spectrum Awards-three alone from 2017, his cutting edge talent and innovation has brought him tremendous notoriety, establishing him as one of the most decorated designers in the trade. With 3 JCK Design Awards, 3 JCK Jewelers Choice awards, 2 Platinum Guild Internationals and a number of other accolades, Travis continues to gain recognition due to his shear imagination and ability to translate a vision into a tangible and wearable piece of art.
Our in house metalsmith and designer, Brent creates our stock jewelry as well as custom pieces for clients using CAD technology.
Our newest in house metalsmith and CAD designer, Jesse creates stock jewelry, custom pieces for clients and assists with repair work.
Managing the client experience both on and off the sales floor, Brittany also works to ensure all operational aspects run smoothly.
Working with clients on and off the sales floor, Ariana also spearheads social media/marketing endeavors and assists with operational tasks.
With extensive knowledge in watches and repair work, Miguel works hard to take care of just about anything that needs fixing!
Interning for over two years, Simon undertakes all of our stringing - from pearls to diamonds and everything in between.