Nature and the Sea were the inspiration for The Kovel Collection by designer Dr. William Kovel. Once a tuna fisherman, he draws on his life experiences as a cosmetic dentist, public artist, sculptor and scuba diver to create beautiful jewelry inspired by Nature. Each piece of jewelry starts as an idea, perhaps seeing a certain animal or shell while walking the beach. The idea is drawn on paper then a wax model is created in three dimensions exactly like the idea. From there the wax goes through a casting process where under pressure, molten high quality silver is melted into the shape of the piece being produced. Dr. Kovel actively oversees every design aspect from start to finish and brings to life his designer creations in individual works of 3-D art. Dr. Kovel’s public art projects include large fish sculptures on the exterior walls of major world aquariums and public school buildings. The Kovel Collection funds local projects like wetland preservation, mangrove restoration and sea turtle rehabilitation.