These are frequently asked questions about our custom designed jewelry, specialty jewelry, and studio located in the San Diego downtown Gaslamp district.

In the Gaslamp district of downtown San Diego in the Jewelers Exchange building at 861 6th Avenue, Suite 624. Street parking and behind the building is usually available. The “Park It On Market” lot is two blocks south of our studio. Horton plaza is two blocks west of our studio. MAP / DIRECTIONS »We are located near the San Diego Convention Center and the San Diego Visitor Information Center, for customers who need quick jewelry repairs and/or want special jewelry designed while on travel here in San Diego. We serve business travelers, tourists, and variety of visitors to our beautiful area.

Yes. All products can be shipped globally via FedEx and are insured.
The average cost of a customized engagement ring designed specifically for you, without its center stone, generally costs around $1,850 at current gold prices. There are however many options in stones and details to fit within your budget.
Yes, absolutely! I understand the sentimental value of precious heirlooms.

Yes, our business is committed to recycling all precious materials. Old jewelry can be traded in not only to offset the costs of the new, but when requested, parts can be re-used to lower our environmental impact. As a small business we make a small environmental footprint. We use no hazardous materials and create very little waste. If you want to trade in old jewelry, I will weigh your gold and give you that value towards the new project.

Yes, I have a large selection of gemstones (gemstone provider) and can locate the diamond you desire.

Yes, I will do my best to work within your budget. You may take as much time as necessary to pay it off and I do not charge interest. Large diamonds that are not mine must be paid for within 30 days. I prefer a 50% deposit and paid in full when you receive the finished product.

A: Yes, 10% discounted labor cost – for U.S. military and service personnel (past or present military).
“We had an excellent experience with Mark from beginning to end. We contacted him based on previous Yelp reviews and we continued to be impressed throughout the process. For our 20th wedding anniversary, we asked him to create a matching band for my wedding ring. His confidence was reassuring and the execution of the requested ring was impeccable. Mark is a true artist and jeweler. In addition to straight forward pricing, he offers a most appreciated discount to military personnel. I cannot say enough about how pleased we are with Mark’s work. I look forward to having him create more fabulous pieces in the future!” – C.M.

Generally, three to four weeks; sometimes quicker.

I provide lifetime service on jewelry. My recommendation is you bring in your jewelry once a year and I will polish and check the settings without charge. If your band bends or breaks I will fix it or make a new one without charge. Sometimes, stones break – lost and broken stones are out of my control, so there is no warranty on gemstones.

Yes, we are committed to ethically sourcing all jewelry materials, from responsible, and environmentally friendly, conflict free sources.

Yes, very carefully.

Yes, we will appraise jewelry that we make for you. We do not offer appraisals for pieces purchased/made elsewhere.

Yes, during office hours!