139 North Main Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Tuesday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
David began as an apprentice silversmith in 1976 after graduating from high school. He quickly learned silversmithing, and soon began hand fabricating entire pieces and setting stones.
His talents were soon discovered by an award-winning designer in Palo Alto where David teamed up with him and mastered goldsmithry. David quickly became his lead Goldsmith and spent the next 15 years steadily mastering fabrication techniques, advanced stone setting, and evolved to lost wax casting and eventually expanding his medium of expertise to platinum.
In 1994 David ventured out on his own, opening his own design studio in Alameda where he expanded and perfected his designs. His pieces are featured in galleries, private collections around the world and in many publications. Some of his customers include professional sports coaches, former secretary of state, recording artists, TV and radio broadcasters.
Inspired by the natural beauty and the slower pace, David decided in 2005 to move his studio to Sonoma County. Here he is able to draw creative energy from the various artists in the area.
David is a perfectionist when it comes to the details. He starts with 24k pure gold which he alloys himself, assuring the purity of the metal. He is also one of the few jewelers in Northern California who casts his own platinum.
His love for colored stones is obvious in his extensive collection of wonderful and unusual natural gems. Some he excavated himself on mining explorations. His design philosophy is one that allows the gemstone to dictate the overall design concept and does not allow it to over-power the gems natural beauty.
After more than 35 years of working with the highest of standards, his passion and love for his work is stronger than ever. Collaboration is what David does best. He gives all of his customers his undivided one-on-one attention. When you work with him you are dealing directly with the actual designer and goldsmith, not just a sales person with limited jewelry knowledge. The sky is the limit.
This is REAL jewelry created from the heart.