It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Alex Šepkus on Sunday, September 5, 2021.
On behalf of Dangė and the whole Alex Šepkus team, I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude for your compassion, your outpouring of love and the appreciation you expressed for Alex’s life and work. We will miss Alex greatly; he has left an indelible mark on all of our lives.
As we deal with this incredible loss, we also look to the future. Alex always prided himself on having a strong team of master jewelers who could execute his work to his exacting standards and, as he used to joke, even better than himself. He also has left an extraordinary archive of previously unreleased work that can keep his artistic vision alive and thriving for years to come. Our aim is to stay true to his vision and creative goals and continue to work and honor Alex in our efforts.
-Jeffery Feero, Managing Partner, Alex Sepkus Inc.
About Alex Sepkus
Born in Kaunas, Lithuania, Alex received his graduate degree in industrial design from the Lithuanian Academy of Arts in Vilnius. His studies included interior design, glass making, sculpture and painting, with a graduate work in jewelry design. With a strong understanding and respect for precision and balance, personified by his father, a well-respected architect, Alex developed a great passion for the intricacies of his craft, creating a world that can be truly appreciated only under a microscope.
Alex immigrated to the United States in 1988. Within a few years, he met a young jeweler, Jeffrey Feero, whose intuitive knowledge of running a business was a compliment to Alex’s creative genius. Quickly garnering the attention and respect of his peers, Alex Sepkus’ efforts earned him the Jewelers of America New Designer of the Year Award within his first 5 years. Gaining national and international recognition, Alex’s designs are showcased in over 100 of the finest specialty stores around the country from Fox’s in Seattle to Tiny Jewel Box in Washington, DC.
Alex himself passed on September 5, 2021 at home, due to complications associated with lymphoma. He is survived by his wife, Dange, of Westchester, N.Y., and a son, Kristupas, of Lithuania. The legacy of his art is kept alive by his business and partner Jeffrey Feero.
Today Alex Sepkus, Inc. employs a dozen craftsmen who work side by side with him to execute the difficult hand finishing that makes his jewelry so distinct. A microscope is mounted on each craftsman’s bench in order to insure the fineness and delicacy required of each piece. In each Alex Sepkus showcase there is the old – looking “loupe”, which invites shoppers, customers and admirers to inspect the intricacies of each piece of art and to appreciate the fine detail that raises the standard of excellence of all work that carries the Alex Sepkus name.