August 11, 2020
Alex J | 2020-08-03 18:09:30
"I can't say enough about how great my experience was working with Mark on my now-fiance's custom engagement ring. It was absolutely one of the best overall shopping experiences of my life. I went into the process expecting it to be stressful and nerve-racking, but after an initial one hour meeting with Mark those feelings turned to pure excitement over the amazing ring he designed. I came to him with a vague idea of what I wanted and he was able to draw multiple sketches, make suggestions, and listen to my feedback to create something that was well beyond my expectations (and that my fiance loves). In addition, the value was great. Mark gave me a cost estimate during our first meeting and stuck to it throughout the entire process, even when he later suggested improvements that should have increased the cost. In the end I feel like I paid less than I would have from a big box jewelry store and instead got something that is one of a kind and expertly crafted."
August 11, 2020
One of a Kind
"My husband came to your store looking for a anniversary ring. He said he was sweating it because he wanted it just right. Mark at Jewelry by Design lead him in the right direction. He created a one of a kind ring incorporating my engagement ring. I love, love it! The new ring has lots of bling but, it does not look gaudy on my small finger. It is both beautiful and unique. Nailed it. We will be recommending this shop for sure.!"
July 15, 2020
"As newly weds without a plan, we found Jewelry by Design on a whim and it was our first stop in searching for wedding rings. We didn’t need to go anywhere else. I absolutely ADORE Mark. From the moment we walked in, you can see the artistic inspiration in the display cases, in the decor of the shop, and in the pictures he has displayed of the work done by Jewelry by Design. We had such an amazing experience. My husband loves the ocean, and all things underwater, while I needed something to wear under gloves at work without tear. We discussed preferred gems, ideas on design types, and Mark was very excited to work on a design that showcased the both of us. He was amazingly verbal, after we spoke in person, by texting regular updates and showing pictures of progress. I am insanely happy with the results. The craftsmanship involved is insane. Everything is done by hand and in shop, and our rings were so personalized to the very end! Jewelry by Design did not disappoint, and working with Mark was a breeze. "
June 29, 2020
"I absolutely loved working with Mark on my engagement ring! I am very passionate about the ocean and my fiancé and I were able to design a beautiful jellyfish inspired ring for my piece. Mark was great at working with us and adjusting and showing us new molds as we tweaked it to make it exactly what we were looking for! It came out so unique and stunning! We would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to work on custom jewelry :)"
April 19, 2020
"I was looking for a very unique, Hawaiian design so I checked YELP for a jeweler. Mark had amazing reviews so I made an appt immediately! He was so sweet, trustworthy, flexible and incredibly talented! He created each petal and leaf just from the inner-creativity of his mind! He took the picture I had of a ring and turned it into this magnificent, one of a kind ring! I wear it proudly and it makes me feel SO special! Each petal created fluidity and realism to the ring so at any angle, it looks "alive"! The leaves create open spaces so it doesn't appear chunky or enclosed. I'd recommend Mark any day for your next piece! He's a true, hidden gem in downtown San Diego! THANK U MARK!"