3150 18th Street, Suite 546, Box 310, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9411037.748582 -122.418412
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Neighborhoods: Central East
This is the way to go! – Just choosing an engagement ring is a big decision. Designing and creating your own requires the help of someone you can trust. Marc Stiglitz is that guy. The final result of our engagement ring was more than we could have hoped for! The level of craftsmanship and overall quality of service made for an unforgettable experience. We highly recommend Hand in Hand to anyone looking to happily surprise themselves with customed designed jewelry. Save yourself time and do it the right way-contact Marc!
Making the impossible...possible. – I can't thank Marc enough. He made the impossible, possible. He flawlessly re-sized my very intricate Hawaiian heirloom bracelet. That was no small feat! He also restored the enamel lettering to its once gorgeous state. It only took me 25 years to find a craftsman who could handle the job. I'm absolutely thrilled with the results! He is also responsible for creating the most beautiful engagement and wedding ring set for my husband and me. I wish CitySearch allowed ten stars for reviews. HAND in HAND is worth every single one of them.
Beautiful jewelry, made collaboratively – Working with Marc was amazing. If you're thinking about custom-designing a piece of jewelry for your loved one, whether you have an idea of what you want or not, HAND in HAND is an excellent choice to make.
I knew that I wanted to get my wife a wedding ring that was custom designed, but as someone with little artistic talent I was overwhelmed with the prospect of trying to draw something up and bring it to someone to design. My (now) wife had read about Marc and HAND in HAND on the web, and we scheduled an appointment with him. It was absolutely perfect and exactly what I was looking for: someone with artistic talent, a friendly attitude, and extremely meticulous attention to every detail. But most importantly, Marc made it clear that while he would be happy working on something concrete that I would bring him, he was also interested in learning about us, our interests, and our love for each other, and working that into a design.
We met with Marc for 3 hours at his home, sharing drinks and talking about each other. He took notes, asked questions, listened, and laughed with us. By the end of our first session, we were 100% certain that Marc was the designer we wanted to work with. We cancelled all other appointments we had with other jewelers. Marc ended up being spot on with his design. We exchanged emails over several months, with me updating him with ideas, both fully-formed and half-baked.
I can't say more about how enjoyable it was to work with Marc. I told him what I was hoping to pay and he worked with that budget with no questions asked and no offers and no hard sells. If you want to design custom jewelry for your loved one, I strongly, strongly urge you to make an appointment with Marc and HAND in HAND.
Stunning 100% Custom Jewelry – My fiancee chose Marc to design my engagement ring after we looked at a number of other jewelry stores together. I had a hard time getting excited about what seemed to be the same designs in every store, and even the other custom jewelers we talked to in the city didn't spark my interest that they would make a truly special custom piece. Then we found Marc. My fiancee worked with him 1:1 (without my knowledge) to create my engagement ring. After seeing so many rings that just we're me, I was stunned and amazed when he presented me with my ring that it was perfect for me! Marc is so talented, creative and best of all passionate about getting to know his clients personally and creating pieces which really reflect his customer's unique personalities and characteristics. He also cares so much about craftsmanship, and explains the entire process and all the materials in great detail.
It is so special to have a truly unique ring to symbolize our relationship. And even after the design process is over, Marc continues to take wonderful care of his clients - he made a special effort to have my ring sparkling like new for our wedding day. He loves his work and it shows in his incredible inspired designs. If you are thinking seriously about a custom ring, don't pass up the opportunity to work with Marc!
BEST JEWELRY EVER! – Where do I even beginning to describe what an amazing and personal experience Marc made designing my engagement ring. My fiance and I had been to numerous fine jewelers in the hunt for a ring and all of them left me feeling there was something lacking. When I ran across Hand in Hand?s website, I was excited at the prospect of getting something more unique, but I had no idea what was in store for me when my fiance and I went in for our first consultation. Not only was it a completely painless process, I had a blast talking to Marc, and the sheer genuine interest he had in what I was hoping to do and who we are as a couple completely blew me away. If you are looking for an amazing, unique, high quality, and thoughtful piece of jewelry look no further. Marc?s straightforward manner is really refreshing, since so often you leave a jewelry store feeling like you have spent time in a used car lot. He is more than happy to go into every detail or the process, and if you are a stickler for details like myself, it is brilliant to have a company that WANTS you to know everything from your materials options to where all that money is going. It is really astounding what they can do with a few rough ideas of what you would like. For all of you guys trying to surprise your girl, I highly recommend Hand in Hand not only because you will get a one of a kind piece, but also due to Marc?s ability to take a few details about a person and make something they would truly love. Lastly I just must say that you won?t find another jeweler who genuinely cares about you and making your engagement and/or wedding one of the most wonderful days of your life. I adore my ring and we will most definitely be going back to Hand in Hand for my fiance?s wedding band. I hope you will make the intelligent choice and give Hand in Hand a call, you won?t regret it!
Spectacular Custom Jewelry – I was searching the web for engagement ring information when I ran across the Hand in Hand website and I knew that this was the company I wanted to design my girlfriend?s engagement ring. The quality and attention to detail were apparent in the beautiful and unique designs in the gallery. I contacted Hand in Hand and had an initial consultation with Marc that lasted at least an hour. He asked me lots of questions about my girlfriend and me.
I had some initial ideas for the ring design which Marc listened to, but really wanted his expertise in designing something unique and beautiful.
I appreciated Marc walking me through every step of the process and answering all my questions and alleviating all my concerns. Marc did an excellent job of meeting my deadline even juggling the schedule at the end to make it happen.
When I first saw the finished ring I thought it was stunning, any reservations might have had vanished the instant I saw the ring. In spite of being involved in every aspect of the ring design I still couldn?t fully appreciate the design until I saw it.
Not from my fiance:
I was so excited to be getting engaged to the man I love. When I opened the box, I was touched deeply to find such a beautiful representation of our love. I love that he helped create something unique for me. It makes me feel so special knowing that this ring was made with me in mind using his ideas with his love for me guiding the project. People are intrigued by the original design and compliment me frequently.
The service was excellent, email and phone responses were always prompt and my satisfaction is high. We do intend to work with him in the near future to have my wedding ring designed.
Awesome custom designed Jewelry – We decided to go with Hand in Hand because we looked for a long time in jewelry stores across the country and could not find rings that we would want to wear for the rest of our lives. We wanted to love our rings. Adore them even. We have been together for almost 10 years and the decision to have a wedding was monumental for many reasons. We wanted to find rings that spoke to the strength and uniqueness of our relationship. Buying pre-designed rings just did not fit for us. We began to look for ways to customize our rings and interviewed some San Francisco ring designers. Our meeting with Marc at H in H was exciting because we realized that the ring design would be a collaboration of his ideas (and expertise, great quality workmanship) and our own ideas. The final result is brilliant. The diamond placement and etching are superbly executed. Marc is caring, loving and talented. We are very happy!
Editorial Review – Custom jeweler works with clients' to design pieces tailored to their specific desires.
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