West Coast Jewelry Designers Continuation
Meet Some of Our Friends Out West
Misfit Diamonds has a slew of West Coast stockists! Here you will find a continuation of our last blog, featuring more of our Wild West favourites within this exciting Integrated Stockist blog series. Whether you’re into juicy coloured stones in contemporary settings, a vintage vibe, or something a little rustic, you’re bound to find a jewelry designer who speaks to your style below.
GIA Graduate and founder of Gem Breakfast, Catherine Cason has built a successful online jewelry community, bringing together jewelry designers and enthusiasts from across the globe. While releasing their own house brand of jewelry, Gem Breakfast showcases a carefully curated selection of gemstones for collections that are true passion projects. This year, their team took a deep dive into mine to market gemstones for both the Pride Collection and the Moyo Magic Pop-up.
Browse the Gem Breakfast website to shop a major selection of jewelry designers, including original Gem Breakfast pieces. Stop by their blog page while you’re at it for endless gemstone and jewelry resources, or just to meet the many makers they represent. Gem Breakfast does private consultations online or in person at their San Francisco location.
Sarah Williamson is the designer of Precious Ghost, a Nevada based jewelry brand. Creating your custom treasure piece is made easy with their step by step formula, beginning with choosing a gemstone (some of which faceted in-house by Sarah herself). The studio is a one stop shop for the team of jewelers, from designing, casting and setting.
The style of Precious Ghost jewelry is conveyed precisely in its name. An overall feeling of dark fantasy in an art deco aesthetic is carried through themes of rabbits, serpents and skulls in tablet pendants. Geometric patterns take shape in honeycomb ring bands, or fine textures creating a regal look around gemstones.
Precious Ghost has a full assortment of jewelry available online for holiday shopping.
Brook Miller is the creator behind Porter Gulch, a San Francisco based jewelry brand. The collection of jewelry is romanced with an array of coloured stones, highlighting Montana sapphires. Centre stones are embellished with accent stones, creating petal or starburst motifs. Their simpler settings offer timeless appeal, and can be finessed with one or two beautiful tiara stacking bands.
Porter Gulch has a great selection of readily available pieces for your holiday shopping, but they also thrive in custom design. Custom jewelry is approached collaboratively, taking your vision and inspiration into a hand drawn rendering, then translated into a CAD image before it is finally brought to life. They will work with your existing heirloom stones, or offer a stone from their own collection.
Visit their website for their thoughtfully created holiday gift guide.
The main principle behind Staghead Designs is creative expression. The brand was brought to life by a void that the founder, Brad Eaves felt there was in the market for wedding bands while on the search for his own. Once he designed a wedding band for himself that he loved, many inquiries came through for others.
The jewelry designs are generally nature inspired, using materials found in the wilderness, or gemstones that highlight Mother Nature's fine impurities. Within their collection, find stacking bands with branch or antler motifs, textured metals, or intricate hand carved patterns.
Today, Staghead is made up of a large team of designers and goldsmiths, turning around hand crafted rings to thousands upon thousands of recipients.
Staghead works by appointment only from their office in Ogden, Utah, and their ready to ship collection is available for purchase online.