• Had shops in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York selling a myriad of goods.
  • Became known as an avant-garde jeweler, “America’s Court Jeweler.”
  • Chunky pieces with quantities of colored gemstones.
  • Maltese cross brooches, shell earrings chunky bracelets following the styles of other famous jewelers of the day.

Unusual materials


  • Animal themes.
  • Celebrity & Society Clients including the Duchess of Windsor and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.


  • Seaman Schepps died.
  • Patricia Schepps Vaill, his daughter continued the tradition.


  • The business was sold to Jay Bauer and Anthony Hopenhajm who continue to produce jewelry in the traditional Schepps style using the original molds and designs.