Find answers to frequently asked jewelry questions and helpful info to make your jewelry shopping experience as best as possible. We’re a private jeweler in La Jolla and are here to answer any additional questions you may have by calling us at 858-242-5637 or filling out a contact form online. We look forward to helping you craft the custom jewelry piece of your dreams!

Frequently Asked Questions:

A private jeweler affords you the opportunity to meet one on one in a secure upstairs office free from interruptions and distractions. You have the jewelers full attention and as much time as you need to discuss your needs.
A private jeweler is able to offer you exactly what you want you’re not limited to an on hand selection of pieces that anyone can else may purchase. If you can imagine it we can create it.
Our unique selling position avoids the common overhead of jewelers in high priced mall locations with large inventories and staffs. We pass these savings on to our customers and always work within your budget.
Yes we offer diamonds graded by independent grading labs like the GIA and EGLUSA. As diamond experts we guide you through the 4 C’s of diamond grading and all the other important factors that determine a diamonds true value. We allow you to choose between multiple stones to find the one most pleasing to your eye and budget.
Custom designs actually save you money by allowing you to choose stones sizes, qualities and metal types to fit your budget. Because each ring is individually made to fit your exact center stone and finger size the settings will be more secure and last much longer. A piece that’s made by the 1000’s overseas really won’t last a lifetime.
Yes we make bracelets, necklaces, earrings and non engagement rings in many varied colored stones and diamonds.
All the time, updating older to pieces to modern designs and using stones from family or broken pieces to create new jewelry is a big part of what we offer. Custom design allows us the freedom to be creative with whatever you have.
We always have a selection of ready to go items in the office for those immediate need occasions. We can also special order bridal party gifts, jewelry boxes and watch winders.
We can offer you many high end pre-owned and some newer models let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll let you know what’s available.
Engraving can be done inside most rings and outside on some wedding bands. You can choose from several fonts and special characters for your message. We also offer hand engraving for specialized items.
We offer ring sizings for all rings we sell and many others as well. Cost is determined by the complexity of the ring and whether the ring is going up or down in size. Turn around time is one to two weeks.
Yes all contact can be done through you only via email or phone and any adjustments to size can be done after you have presented the ring..
We recommend purchasing a small home use heated digital ultrasonic cleaner for best results. This cleaner can fit easily on a bathroom counter and be used daily.
You can always trade your diamond up for a stone of equal additional value.
Our diamonds come from many vendors all who strictly follow the Kimberly Process and guarantee the diamonds to be conflict free.
After our initial meeting the Computer Generated Images are usually available within a week. If any changes need to made they generally take a day or two. Once we have final approval the piece is completed in one week.
All custom design sales are final. Merchandise in stock can be exchanged for 30 days.
We recommend using your homeowners insurance for any jewelry damage and repairs.
We offer a full 100% trade in of your old diamond jewelry towards any new diamond purchase of equal additional value.
You are welcome to visit us any time to have your jewelry cleaned and inspected.
Yes, we use PayPal credit with 6 months no payments and no interest.
We highly recommend insuring your jewelry  through your current homeowners or renters insurance. We can also recommend a jewelry specific insurer for you to consider.
Your jewelry should be professionally checked and cleaned at least annually.
To sell your jewelry we would need photo identification.
We can make you something similar to a design you have seen and use your diamond. We do not copy designs as many are copyrighted.
We will consider all gemstones based on their condition and our needs.
We provide insurance appraisals for every item we sell free of charge. We can also provide appraisals for items we do not sell from $100 and up depending on the complexity of the item.
We have ring sizers in the office to determine finger sizes. If we need to we can ship you sizers to try at home.

Experience A Different Kind Of Jeweler!