American, 1881-1972. Born in 1881, in Manhattan, Seaman Schepps's journey to fame began in the late 40s when America adorned a new sense of wealth and style. Extravagance married sophistication in his jewelry designs, and this played a fundamental role in establishing the designer's name among the American elite society. He earned the title of "America’s Court Jeweler” by serving the most powerful and influential individuals, some of them belonging to the sovereignty. After Seaman Schepps passed away in 1972, the baton was passed on to his daughter, Patricia Schepps Vaill, who continued to create jewelry using his style as the inspiration.