Nautical Jewelry

In the late 1970’s Rob Eddy was introduced to a very talented jeweler in Camden, Maine named Daryl Reif who was a recent winner of a Diamonds International design competition. Rob and Michael Good, another Camden jeweler, were hired in the summer of 1978 to produce 250 rough diamond pendant orders. This introduction to jewelry making, design, and manufacturing skills enabled Rob to begin making the custom hardware that Classic Yacht Models has become recognized for. On occasion Classic Yacht Models is still commissioned to build custom jewelry. Below are examples of nautical jewelry designs that the shop has produced. Please contact us to discuss your custom piece of jewelry.

America's Cup Defender Sculpture

Defender Sculpture

14KY gold sculpture by Robert Eddy:

This One-Of-A-Kind America’s Cup Sculpture was created in the early 1980’s for a syndicate member in the early 1980’s. It is a replica of the yacht Defender. It is a small (but, a BIG) piece of America’s Cup history. Though it did not go on to win an America’s Cup event, it was part of the historic event where the NYYC lost the cup to Australia 11.

It is built in 14 Karat yellow gold and measures 2-3/4” long by 3-3/8” tall. It weighs just less than 2 oz. It has 9 sculpted individuals in position sailing the vessel. It sits on a marble pedestal on a 12” square green marble base with a gold engraved plaque and has a professionally created acrylic cover.


Shackle and Chainlink Bracelet

Defender Sculpture

14KY gold Bracelet by Robert Eddy:

This catch evolved from a snap shackle design taken from a real boat part. The initial inspiration was than further adapted in several stages to suit the design of the bracelet you see here.


Your very own America's Cup trophy

Custom Jewelry that Celebrates History

The oldest and most coveted prize in the world of sport can be yours. We can create your miniature cup to commemorate the America’s Cup, a truly monumental, global event celebrated the world over.

Compass Rose Pendant

Compass Rose Pendant

19 karat white gold with 18 karat red gold compass points. Displayed with white gold 18" wheat styled neck chain.

The re-designed Rob Eddy Compass Rose was originally developed in the early 1990's for a friend who wanted a unique anniversary gift for his wife. It is now crafted in 19 karat white and 18 karat red gold. This piece is about 1” in diameter with integrated ‘N’ indicator that can be embellished with diamonds and other stones at request. Wheat style neck chain sold separately. Nautical Jewelry