Fiat Lux is a tiny jewelry shop in the heart of the colorful Castro district. If you’re looking for something unique and handmade, this is the spot to visit. The shop offers a collection of pieces made by about 30 young, local designers. Browse a selection of ‘unorthodox rings, homemade knives, massive necklaces, vintage sunglasses, goat hammers, and everything in between, made from the bottom up with love & care.’ The jewelry here is the most unique you will find in the city, ensuring your pieces will stand out in the crowd.
La Bijouterie stands out as the most ethical jewelry shop around, working strictly with ethically sourced GIA certified diamonds and providing a GIA certificate and appraisal with every jewel. Every piece is designed and made by the business’s California family jewelers, who have been in the business of jewelry for three generations. The shop designs made-to-order jewelry, with the options to customize your own design completely. The process is extensive, turing customers’ ideas and sketches into a 3-D model, and then a life-size wax model, before finalizing the design. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful, making a point to educate its customers about their company, its resources, and diamonds in general.
Manika Jewelry carries collections of jewelry made with authentic craftsmanship, with a focus on classic styles rather than current trends. The selection is carefully curated by an international staff, compiling the best jewelry from across Europe and the Bay Area. The boutique is intimate and sophisticated, filled with high-quality jewelry made with techniques ranging from modern 3-D printing to preserving artifacts thousands of years old. Visit the Financial District location and enjoy a glass of champagne while you shop.
French Jewelry, Inc.
French Jewelry, Inc. is a family-run jewelry shop, also located in the SoMa GiftCenter and JewelryMart, with a reputation for providing incredibly friendly and helpful service. Catering to all tastes and occasions, the jewelry collection includes rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and pendants. Styles range from modern to vintage, and the business prides itself on providing the highest quality jewelry at the lowest possible price. Browse the selection while enjoying a casual atmosphere accompanied by a staff that is very knowledgeable and can help you find the perfect fit.
Chabo’s Jewelry has been a family-owned jeweler for three generations. The shop is located in the GiftCenter and JewelryMart in the SoMa neighborhood, but the business also works with customers around the country. The shop specializes in designing wedding bands and engagement jewelry, but it also offers a variety of loose diamonds and colored gems. Customers rave about the quality of service at Chabos, which is transparent and helpful rather than pressuring, and the designer is open to any type of customization you can dream up.