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Gilmore Family Jewelers

San Diego , CA

LOCATION

4857 Newport Ave
San Diego, CA 92107 US

PHONE

619-225-1137

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Gary and Beth Gilmore opened Gary Gilmore Goldsmith in Ocean Beach in 1978. The recent addition of daughters, Alexandra and Vanessa, have prompted the name change to Gilmore Family... Read more
Gary and Beth Gilmore opened Gary Gilmore Goldsmith in Ocean Beach in 1978. The recent addition of daughters, Alexandra and Vanessa, have prompted the name change to Gilmore Family Jewelers. The artistic collaboration at Gilmore Family Jewelers includes all family members and long time friend and master jeweler, Quinn Van Do. The ability to blend techniques from wax carving, hand construction and computer generated models allows Gilmore Family Jewelers to create distinct one of a kind jewelry heirlooms.
Whether designing a new piece of jewelry, or repairing an important piece already in your collection, the Gilmore family would feel honored to be given the opportunity to work with you. Read less
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Tammie
Wedding:
1/29/2017
5.0/5.0
Gary made my husband's wedding ring, inserting a diamond for the first time 33 years ago. Gary made my ringset, the first ever made, by adding a custom made wedding band to a ring that didn't come with a band. I've needed it resized about 4 times over the 33 years and it still looks like it did when I went down the aisle. Nothing is too hard for Gary & his family.
Gary made my husband's wedding ring, inserting a diamond for the first time 33 years ago. Gary made my ringset, the first Read more...
Gary made my husband's wedding ring, inserting a diamond for the first time 33 years ago. Gary made my ringset, the first ever made, by adding a custom made wedding band to a ring that didn't come with a band. I've needed it resized about 4 times over the 33 years and it still looks like it did when I went down the aisle. Nothing is too hard for Gary & his family. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/27/2012
5.0/5.0
We absolutely love this place! We bought our engagement ring and wedding rings here and couldn't be more pleased. My husband had his mother's diamonds that he wanted to be set into an engagement ring. Alex, Gary Gilmore's daughter, spent considerable time helping him pick the perfect setting. She did a great job helping him because she took the time to find out what I would like and my lifestyle, and then designed a beautiful ring.

They made a custom wedding band both for myself and my husband so that we felt like we got very unique pieces of jewelry. The designing of the bands was truly a process and she was so patient and supportive, and she had wise suggestions to help us make our decision. My husband was using his grandfather's ring as part of his band, so we wanted to be sure that the ring that was created, showcased how special it is. For my band, she had something similar to what I wanted in the store, but worked with me to find the perfect size diamonds that would compliment my engagement ring. Again, I am very indecisive, yet she made me feel like she had all the time in the world to work with me. We were both completely satisfied with the finished product and were so impressed with their quality and customer service that we have been back yo purchase other fine jewelry since our wedding. Anytime I am in the neighborhood, I stop in and they clean up my rings and other jewelry for free. We really like that this is a family owned small business a because they make their services so personable. They have unique designs and can create anything you can envision. Bottom lime...we think they are the best!
We absolutely love this place! We bought our engagement ring and wedding rings here and couldn't be more pleased. My Read more...
We absolutely love this place! We bought our engagement ring and wedding rings here and couldn't be more pleased. My husband had his mother's diamonds that he wanted to be set into an engagement ring. Alex, Gary Gilmore's daughter, spent considerable time helping him pick the perfect setting. She did a great job helping him because she took the time to find out what I would like and my lifestyle, and then designed a beautiful ring.

They made a custom wedding band both for myself and my husband so that we felt like we got very unique pieces of jewelry. The designing of the bands was truly a process and she was so patient and supportive, and she had wise suggestions to help us make our decision. My husband was using his grandfather's ring as part of his band, so we wanted to be sure that the ring that was created, showcased how special it is. For my band, she had something similar to what I wanted in the store, but worked with me to find the perfect size diamonds that would compliment my engagement ring. Again, I am very indecisive, yet she made me feel like she had all the time in the world to work with me. We were both completely satisfied with the finished product and were so impressed with their quality and customer service that we have been back yo purchase other fine jewelry since our wedding. Anytime I am in the neighborhood, I stop in and they clean up my rings and other jewelry for free. We really like that this is a family owned small business a because they make their services so personable. They have unique designs and can create anything you can envision. Bottom lime...we think they are the best! Read less
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Alice
Wedding:
9/21/2009
5.0/5.0
We settled on Gary Gilmore Goldsmith while looking for the right setting for the diamond in my engagement ring. The original ring that my husband presented me had been his grandmothers. Needless to say, not only was it too big but not my style. The super high tiffany setting made it look like a candy ring you get from the ice-cream truck.

I really wanted a bypass setting. We went through almost every jeweler in La Jolla. Most of the jewelers in La Jolla had overpriced big, clunky old-lady jewelery. They were also too busy for someone with only a half carrot diamond. We were more of an extra nuisance for them. We tried some of the mall stores but their jewelry was very kitsch and Robin's Brothers seemed really slimy. They also didn't have the skill to put my diamond in the setting I wanted.

We finally came across Gary Gilmore. I had a good vibe from them when we first walked-in. (In the cases there was jewelery I would actually wear!) I described what I wanted and right away they worked with me to figure-out how to make it happen. We ordered a setting out of a catalog. Then they had one of their artisans tweak it to make the setting exactly what I wanted. (And, at an affordable price.) The ring is perfect and I am extremely happy with it!

We went back later for our wedding rings. Mine had to be specially made to go with the engagement ring. Again it is perfect and affordable. Also, my husband was not excited about getting a ring until he saw a handsome hammered titanium band in the case. It's man-like and beautiful at the same time. After we got it he couldn't wait to wear it. I made him wait until the wedding. He hasn't taken it off and, he has been getting complements on the ring ever since.

Aside from the craftsmanship of the rings they have always made us feel comfortable and at ease. They even taught us how to put the rings on during the ceremony. Putting a ring on someone else's finger can go poorly if you don't know the 'special' technique.

I highly recommend this jeweler for anyone in San Diego who is getting married! Or if you just want beautiful jewelery... ;)
We settled on Gary Gilmore Goldsmith while looking for the right setting for the diamond in my engagement ring. The Read more...
We settled on Gary Gilmore Goldsmith while looking for the right setting for the diamond in my engagement ring. The original ring that my husband presented me had been his grandmothers. Needless to say, not only was it too big but not my style. The super high tiffany setting made it look like a candy ring you get from the ice-cream truck.

I really wanted a bypass setting. We went through almost every jeweler in La Jolla. Most of the jewelers in La Jolla had overpriced big, clunky old-lady jewelery. They were also too busy for someone with only a half carrot diamond. We were more of an extra nuisance for them. We tried some of the mall stores but their jewelry was very kitsch and Robin's Brothers seemed really slimy. They also didn't have the skill to put my diamond in the setting I wanted.

We finally came across Gary Gilmore. I had a good vibe from them when we first walked-in. (In the cases there was jewelery I would actually wear!) I described what I wanted and right away they worked with me to figure-out how to make it happen. We ordered a setting out of a catalog. Then they had one of their artisans tweak it to make the setting exactly what I wanted. (And, at an affordable price.) The ring is perfect and I am extremely happy with it!

We went back later for our wedding rings. Mine had to be specially made to go with the engagement ring. Again it is perfect and affordable. Also, my husband was not excited about getting a ring until he saw a handsome hammered titanium band in the case. It's man-like and beautiful at the same time. After we got it he couldn't wait to wear it. I made him wait until the wedding. He hasn't taken it off and, he has been getting complements on the ring ever since.

Aside from the craftsmanship of the rings they have always made us feel comfortable and at ease. They even taught us how to put the rings on during the ceremony. Putting a ring on someone else's finger can go poorly if you don't know the 'special' technique.

I highly recommend this jeweler for anyone in San Diego who is getting married! Or if you just want beautiful jewelery... ;) Read less
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