A FAMILY BUSINESS
In 1978, we opened Gary Gilmore Goldsmith in downtown Ocean Beach, California. We were self-taught artisans
with a dream way back then, and we’re grateful that our creativity and personal service has built a strong following
over the years. When our daughters Alexandra and Vanessa joined the venture, the business name changed to
Gilmore Family Jewelers. Now entering our second generation of service, we’re proud that we’ve worked with
generations of families—yes, we’ve even created engagement rings and 25th-anniversary gifts for the same couple!
A NEW SETTING AS ELEGANT AS OUR CREATIONS.
In 2015, we moved our workspace from Ocean Beach to a historic building at Liberty Station in San Diego.
Surrounded by gardens and set in the picturesque former naval officers’ quarters, our new location offers
an inspiring place to meet with our customers, create new custom pieces, and showcase our inventory of
classic pieces. (You’ll also appreciate the free ample parking.)
OLD-SCHOOL CRAFTMANSHIP. MODERN TECHNOLOGY
The ability to blend techniques from wax carving, hand construction, and computer-generated models allows us to create distinct, one-of-a-kind jewelry heirlooms.
For some of the pieces we create, our master craftsmen hand-carve wax designs for the best rendition. (This is a dying art form, but it has unmatched results.) Other types of designs benefit more from the 3D computer renderings and wax models we create with the latest in cutting-edge technology. We also use collaborative tools that allow us to give personal attention to our long-distance customers.
THINGS TAKE A LITTLE LONGER
In this age of the internet, it’s possible to buy anything you want, 24/7, but if you’re looking for personal craftsmanship, you’ll need to find people who put in a little more time and effort. We think the results are worth it.
WE PLEDGE TO PROVIDE
YOU WITH THE BEST SERVICE
We are committed to extraordinary service. It’s what keeps people coming back again and again. Here’s
how we do it.
WE GIVE YOU OUR MOST VALUABLE RESOURCE
–OUR TIME AND ATTENTION.
When you work with Gilmore Family Jewelers, you’re going to receive one-on-one attention from people who know you by name. You won’t get this experience at a chain store. (We’re serious–do you know how many weddings we’re invited to after designing engagement rings for couples?)
WE ARE COMMITTED TO SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE DESIGN.
We source our stones ethically and responsibly.