Local Makers

ALIX AND COMPANY Janet Alix works with a small team of bench jewelers and goldsmiths to create custom and original designs. Mill Valley, 415.380.0880, alixandcompany.com

DAVID HESTON The former sculptor creates contemporary pieces for men and women. San Rafael, 415.499.7635, hestondesigns.com

DELEUSE JEWELERS A family business since 1934, Deleuse in Marin is currently run by degreed gemologist Jeff Deleuse and his wife, Janet. Tiburon, 415.435.2484, deleusejewelers.com

JOHANN PAUL JEWELERS Johann Paul offers virtually every service on the jewelry-making spectrum, each performed by a specialized expert. Greenbrae, 415.461.1866, johannpauljewelers.com

JULIANNA’S FINE JEWELRY This decades-old operation is run by three generations of women and partner Jean-Louis Van Den Bosch, all trained in watchmaking and repairs. Corte Madera, 415.413.0898, juliannasfinejewelry.com

KATHLEEN DUGHI The Mill Valley team dreams up sophisticated designs — as well as repurposed pieces — with craftsmanship that honors the late founder, Kathleen Dughi. Mill Valley, 415.383.0462, kathleendughi.com

KEITH BARTEL Local master goldsmith Keith Bartel partners with clients to conceive one-of-a-kind pieces and facilitate repairs. Tiburon, 415.435.6238, keithbartel.com

LEHRER DESIGNS Master goldsmith Stephan Gunning has more than 35 years of experience in custom jewelry design. Larkspur, 415.461.2212, lehrerdesigns.com

LULU DESIGNS JEWELRY Stacy King and her all-female design team showcase precious gemstones in unique contemporary pieces. Sausalito, 415.729.9570, luludesignsjewelry.com

MARIN JEWELERS GUILD A collective of artists with a wide range of beautiful gem and jewelry creations. San Rafael, 415.454.2711, marinjewelersguild.com

NORMAN MAHAN JEWELERS Fine jewelry creations are the hallmark of this well-known Marin designer and gemologist. Mill Valley, 415.389.9300, normanmahanjewelers.com

POET AND THE BENCH This new store celebrates Jeffrey Levin’s 30 years as a jewelry maker and goldsmith. Mill Valley, 415.569.4383, poetandthebench.com

SAUSALITO JEWELERS The waterfront company uses the latest jewelry-making technology to craft ethically sound custom pieces. Sausalito, 415.331.2100, sausalitojewelers.com

SOFIA JEWELRY Sofia Jewelry is a family affair: the custom design team is led by Carl Priolo and son Lucas, and the company’s name was inspired by daughter Sophia. Mill Valley, 415.388.8776, sofiajewelrystore.com

STEPHAN-HILL Owners John and Marion Garfolo create award-winning jewelry and are recognized for unique pieces that celebrate Marin. San Rafael, 415.459.5808, stephanhill.com

UNION STREET GOLDSMITH Founded by Glenda Queen and gemologist Terry Brumbaugh, this San Francisco stalwart specializes in all areas of jewelry-making, from women’s to men’s to watches. S.F., 415.776.8048, unionstreetgoldsmith.com