Arcanum Designs is a small family owned artisan workshop, situated at the foothills of the
Appalachian Mountains in Beechgrove, TN.
With decades of combined experience in the craft of fine jewelry, we continue a family tradition
of unique handcrafted jewelry, started by Captain Joseph Grant in 1948 upon his return of
service in the 2nd World War. Jose (Joseph) began his craft in a side room of his home
located in Stamford, Ct, which quickly grew into one of the most successful businesses
in Stamford Ct where Jose worked at the bench every day until shortly before his death
at 102 years old in the spring of 2010.
Each piece we make is created entirely in our 1,500 square foot shop behind our turn of the century farm house, in the company of our 3 dogs Goofy, Casper and Jake.
Our specialty is puzzle rings, drawn from European and Arabic puzzle ring traditions. Unlike imported puzzle rings, our rings are handcrafted with lasting quality in mind. Each band of each ring is fused, not soldered, which greatly increases the strength of the ring. Our rings come with detailed illustrated instructions on puzzle ring solutions specific to the style of ring ordered. Customers are free to telephone or email us if they have difficulty solving a ring, and we do offer keepers and band soldering services for those who find the puzzle rings too challenging.
The mystique of the puzzle ring has held fascination for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years as a symbol of love, loyalty, friendship, and intelligence. We offer a full range of traditional puzzle rings, including Egyptian puzzle rings, Turkish puzzle rings, gimmel rings, chain rings and féde rings. We also carry many modern, innovative puzzle rings of our own design, featuring unique motifs integrated with traditional styling, along with a large range of non-puzzle rings, pendants, earrings, bracelets and other sparkly wonders.
All our puzzle rings are available in sterling silver; 10k, 14k & 18k yellow, white & rose gold; and platinum - or any combination you desire. We also offer puzzle rings set with semi-precious and precious stones.
Each ring is handcrafted in our small artisan shop in rural Tennessee, so we can proudly say “Made in the USA”, where we carry on a family tradition of puzzle ring mastery that is nearing it 75th anniversary.
We also offer a wide variety of solid rings, earrings, pendants, bracelets, anklets, necklaces and figurines, all hand crafted in the same space as our puzzle rings. If you're ever in our neck of the woods, give us a call and stop by for a hot cup of coffee and a visit.