Award Winning Artisan Jewelry

~  B E A U T Y   H A S   N O   S E N S E   O F   T I M E  ~


                                                     Our Jewelry: Eclectic, Timeless...
                                   a fusion of world cultures, of current and historical trends,
                                    Inspired by a broad spectrum of design in art and nature  

Rings, bracelets, earrings, pendants, necklaces - for women and men - handcrafted, by us from a wide range of natural materials, using modern and ancient metalsmithing techniques.


Over the past 46 years, we've been developing and learning to apply ancient and modern skills and techniques to the art and fabrication of jewelry. 

From 1974-2000, we owned and operated an award-winning international jewelry and clothing boutique in San Francisco.  The Jerusalem Shoppe became a Bay Area landmark. Known for its extraordinary selection of clothing, jewelry and accessories, it was originally named to reflect our hope that the city of Jerusalem become a model internatioal city, governed by an international/interfaith body, and open to worshippers of all faiths.

Through its 26 year history, JS won local and international recognition for its authentic and widely diverse collection of jewelry curated from all over the world.  Showcasing over 400 local, national and international jewelry artisans, it was singled out as the Best Jewelry Store in the Bay Area by local, national and international media and by Bay Area publications (San Francisco Chronicle, Bay Guardian, and S.F.Weekly), and by national and international guidebooks to San Francisco (featured yearly in the well-known Frommer's Guide) as 1 of 5 must-see jewelry stores in the Bay Area.

                     OUR REPUTATION                           

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San Francisco Bay Guardian: Voted 1 of 3 Best jewelry stores in San Francisco:

       "Two jewelry giants tied for first place in this category:  Shreve & Co. and Tiffany & Co.  However,                the.....Jerusalem Shoppe wasn't far behind."  (1974-2000)

Encinitas Business Recognition Association:

       "Jewels & Co. has been selected as the winner of the 2013 Best of Encinitas for jewelry"

       "Jewels & Co. has been selected as the winner of the 2014 Best of Encinitas for jewelry"

San Diego Awards Program:

       “Jewels & Co. has been selected 8 years in a row for the San Diego Awards for Artisan Jewelry”

       “Jewels & Co. qualified for the San Diego Business Hall of Fame in 2020”


In San Diego for 18 years, our boutique days in San Francisco morphed into farmers market days in beautiful Southern California, and now into International craft shows, as well as farmers markets in the incomparable Finger Lakes region of upstate Western New York. Blending historic currents with contemporary trends in jewelry, our inspiration continues to give birth to a fascinating collection of handcrafted pieces, a timeless interpretation and fusion of all these diverse elements. 


Our rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings, many of which are one-of-a-kind, are hand-fabricated by us, for women and men. 
We work with a wide range of materials: precious and semi-precious metals, stones and pearls (many rare), leather, neoprene, glass and shells.  
Our special techniques include ancient processes of metalwork from the Far East (Shakudo and Shibuichi from Japan and Kumbo from Korea); fusing of metals through a unique process that joins them together without the use of solder; alloying of metals (sterling, gold, bronze and copper); lapidary (cutting and polishing from rough stone); mining (some of the stones we work with have been mined by us (opal from the Nevada desert); mold-making for casting designs.  All these, in addition to the usual techniques of silver- and gold-smithing:  fabricating, stone setting, soldering, riveting, wire-wrapping, Kumbo, and assembly.

           We make new designs every week.  And we'll work with you to design custom pieces.

 Feel free to contact us by email or phone if you'd like us to send you additional photos of any of our work.

                                                                                      Tony Stendardo & Joan Tessler


   Jewels & Co.


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