40 Years of Service and Craftsmanship
In 1978 we established Gary Gilmore Goldsmith in the heart of Ocean Beach.
Our goal was to become the neighborhood jeweler. We stayed true to that dream for 40 years. We raised our daughters in the community and were happy that both of them worked by our sides in the store for many years.
In 2015 we moved to Liberty Station and changed the emphasis of the business to primarily custom design work by appointment. In 2018 we moved again to Barracks 15 in the Arts District of Liberty Station and continue to work with clients by appointment.
We love our new studio space. It’s a light filled space overlooking the main courtyard in the center of the Arts District. It’s a perfect place to meet with our customers, create new custom jewelry and showcase our own designs.
We help our customers create unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry heirlooms. The ability to blend techniques from wax carving, hand construction, and computer-generated models allows us to craft distinct artifacts that capture the meaning behind each piece of custom jewelry.
We are experts at jewelry repair and refurbishment with over 40 years of experience. Pearl and bead necklace restringing, engraving, soldering charms on a bracelet or repairing a broken chain are all problems we can solve.
Often your rings will need a check up and cleaning to determine if the prongs are still in good shape and strong enough to hold a stone. We can help with that along with ring sizing and stone replacement. Another common problem is how to fix the large knuckle-small finger dilemma. We can solve that by adding an adjustable shank so you can wear your favorite rings again.
Maybe you have diamond earrings that aren’t sitting well on your earlobe. We have several new types of mountings and ear backs that will help with that problem.
We also offer repair and cleaning of mechanical watches. This includes crystal replacement, movement restoration and exterior refinishing.
Engagement & Wedding Rings
Your engagement and wedding rings are some of the most meaningful purchases you’ll make in your lifetime. We can help you design custom rings from scratch, transform a family artifact into a new piece, craft a new setting for a stone or resize/refurbish an existing ring.
Our engagement & wedding ring customers tend to stick with us for life—we’ve even created engagement rings and 25th-anniversary gifts for the same couples!
If a beloved family member has left a collection of jewelry, you may wish to have an evaluation. We can help you determine its precise financial value, refurbish existing pieces or repurpose jewelry into lasting family heirlooms to be passed down through generations.
Unmatched Service and Craftsmanship
We are committed to extraordinary service and craftsmanship, the foundation of our business for 40 years. When you work with Gilmore Family Jewelers, you’ll receive one-on-one attention and beautiful finished jewelry as meaningful as the people you share it with.
Socially Responsible Sourcing
We source our stones ethically and responsibly, having built relationships with our trusted vendors over decades. If you have any questions about sourcing, please don’t hesitate to ask.