About Me

Hi! I’m Nova Star

 jewelry designer

A Love Story For Something Sparkling!

Let’s face it, if you are an entertainer, queen, burlesque performer, circus act, performance artist or just a person who loves sparkly things, we share something in common – our love of the fabulous world of rhinestones. And the team here at Fierce Jewels & Fierce Drag Jewels will help make your sparkling dreams come true.

For the last 16 years, Fierce Jewels has produced some of the finest jewelry and rhinestone body wear for entertainers and lovers of rhinestones in the world. Our Designer, John Griffin aka Nova Starr, has a 20 year career in the GLBT entertainment industry. Creating beautiful rhinestone jewelry is a passion that developed in arts school and flourished through multiple incarnations and lines. in 2010, John released our signature lines of Fierce Jewels and Fierce Drag Jewels. 

Through the years we have had the opportunity to become the Official Jeweler of many of the US’s top LGBT and Ladies pageantry systems. And incredibly featured in multiple Television shows, such as Ru Paul’s Drag Race.  

In 2017, John was joined by his fiancé Jacob as co owner – office and sales manager, and we are incredibly excited to see where the future takes us. 

Working in with our clients has taught us many things, and when it comes to jewelry the biggest lessons are QUALITY & DURABILITY!!!

Let’s face it, performers, pageant contestants, and entertainers can be rough on costumes and accessories.  And as jewelers, we compensate that by using the highest quality and the strongest materials we can find. We are constantly looking for new materials, ideas, and suppliers, to help keep the cost of each piece at its best value. All entertainers no matter what your genre watch their budgets!!

I Work With You To Bring Your Vision to life

Working with our clients has taught us many things, and when it comes to jewelry the biggest lessons are QUALITY & DURABILITY!!!

Let’s face it, performers, pageant contestants, and entertainers can be rough on costumes and accessories.  As jewelers, we compensate that by using the highest quality and the strongest materials we can find. We are constantly looking for new materials, ideas, and suppliers, to help keep the cost of each piece at its best value. All entertainers no matter what your genre watch their budgets!! 

We stand by a few things:

FIERCE JEWELS proudly uses ONLY Swarovski (Austrian) & Preciosa (Czech) Crystal. We do have a large selection of fine vintage, Austrian and Czech stones in the shop as well. The highest quality stones give you the highest refraction and sparkle on stage. Why settle for less? 

  • FIERCE! JEWELS use the highest quality PRONG settings which help secure fancy cut stones into their settings better. We do not adhesive stones into non-prong cups. (This leads to stone loss and you cannot wash/clean your jewels safely.) When a stone does require to be glued into a bezel, we use only the proper bonding agents.
  • FIERCE! JEWELS use the highest quality enviro-safe bonding agents, welding supplies and fine silver solder. As other forms of solder are toxic and can lead to poisoning if exposed directly to skin.
  • FIERCE JEWELS are electroplated! – Ask any jeweler worth their crystal, and they will tell you electroplating is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY for a fine finish, the longevity and strength of the final piece. And most of all for the safety of our clients. Un-plated jewelry is a health risk and can expose you to metal poisoning or worse. We offer a wide range of fine metal finishes.
  • Some of our clients have metal allergies and as such we also offer non-metal and lacquer finishes. Fine metal finishes come in many options: 24k Gold, Sterling Silver, Gunmetal, Fine Black Rhodium, Fine Silver Rhodium,  Bronze, Bronze Ox, Brass Ox and Copper.  Lacquer Finishes are on request only and may have an additional charge.
  • All of the items in our general picture galleries have been made for previous clients as custom work. If you see a set or item that strikes your fancy in these galleries, please feel free to contact us for your own custom made item. 
  • FIERCE JEWELS ships around the world. From Sidney,Australia to Copenhagen,Denmark and Sao Paulo, Brazil, we have clients across the globe. All international AIR shipments are handled by FedEx, all ground or regular international shipments are handled by United States Postal Service.

Happy Clients

Never have I not been blown away with the quality and beauty of anything I have ordered from Fierce Jewels! John is a Master and can take ANY concept no matter how vague or bizarre and create an out of this world MASTERPIECE! I won’t go anywhere else for jewels or stones.” -Ricky Stratton Box

Love Love Love Nova…. she is the BEST IN THE BUSINESS!! She and Jacob are so amazing.. Oh and I love my crown Miss Continental Plus 18 ” Facebook review –Chy’enne Valentino

“I want to send a big Thank You to Fierce Drag Jewels, John Griffin and Jacob Lane, for the incredible scepter which they designed for Miss Gay USofA. I have never seen such a work of art.”  Facebook Post by Jerry Bird

Custom designed, one of a kind, & just for you. 

Let’s Plan Your Custom Jewelry piece today

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