Robert and Madeline Coppage, the owners of Aylen and Son, work year round designing and producing heirloom quality jewelry. Inspired by the foliage in Maine, the leaf and berry designs showcase the beauty of nature using different gems set in silver and gold. Established in 1980 by Peter and Judy Aylen, then purchased in 2017 by the Coppages, the shop will continue to design and sell heirloom quality jewelry.
Robert is a Jeweler and Metalsmith with a Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. After graduating with a degree in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing, he worked under a master jeweler in Virginia for 2 years. He then started his business and began making metal props for TV shows before refocusing his attention on jewelry making. He studied and practiced the techniques of Mokume-gane, Chasing and Repose, Holloware, and Engraving. Using the skills he has learned, Robert continues to perfect his methods of craftsmanship to make heirloom quality jewelry.
Madeline Coppage is Robert’s wife and business partner. Having trained under Robert for the last two years, she now designs and makes beaded jewelry, strings pearls, and helps with the admin side of the business, all while taking care of a new baby. Born just four days after the purchase of the business in 2017, their son Ronan has been a part of Aylen and Son Jewelry since the beginning.