April Higashi Jewelry


Custom Engagement Rings, Bridal Jewelry & One-of-Kind pieces

Beautiful, artisan hand-crafted jewelry for Berkeley, San Francisco, Oakland, CA

All pieces are designed and made by April and our small team of goldsmiths at our studio in Berkeley, CA.

Whether you're looking for a custom engagement ring or a beautiful piece of jewelry to add to your collection, April and her team are happy to work with you to design a custom piece. 
We can base the design off of a piece you've seen in one of our Portfolios or work with you to create something within our aesthetic.

We keep a wide selection of stones in stock or can source stones to most specifications.
Custom pieces can also be created using your family heirloom stones. If the stone(s) is already set, upon inspection of the metal, we can sometimes use the existing gold or platinum to create a new piece or apply the value to a credit.

The custom design process begins with talking with you about your ideas. From there we provide you with drawings, metal choices and gemstones, or work with your own drawings, images or ideas.

The time frame for each piece varies but generally most custom work requires 4-8 weeks for completion. If you have concerns regarding the timing, please contact us to discuss and we will try our best to accommodate your time frame.

Please be aware that April and the studio can become quite busy with custom design work and commissions.  There may be a wait list for quotes and drawings.

Once the project is designed and approved, a 50% deposit is required to begin.
Deposits can not be refunded.
Custom designs which include stones sourced specifically for your project require full payment of the stone as well as the 50% deposit to begin.

Please note there are no returns on custom work.

If you are interested in commissioning a custom piece of artisan hand crafted jewelry, please take a few minutes to answer the questions below to help give us an idea of your project. 

We will contact you within 2-3 days of receiving your email.

Name *
If there are examples of what you are looking to create in any of our Portfolio pages or pieces you have seen, please list them here.
Please provide a range of your budget for this project.
Any details you can provide would be helpful.
Please check what metals you are looking for.
What color or type of gemstone are you looking to use?