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Read through some of our incredible reviews and see why people choose David Allen Designs time after time for all of their jewelry, custom jewelry, engagement rings, wedding rings, and gifts for memorable occasions!

  • David Allen Desings
    David Allen brought our sketch to life!! My husband and I wanted to have our wedding rings designed with great thought in mind on what we wanted. We were referred to David with very high regards by two of our close friends who David had designed beautiful rings for. We sketched out our ideas on a piece of paper and took it in to him. He took so much time with us creating the most one of a kind rings, that are full of symbolism.We were a part of the whole process, my husband and I are very meticulous and indecisive which can be a very bad mix for someone who doesn't have patience, he does! We had a time limit to top it off. The rings turned out breathtaking, a true craftsman. We couldn't be happier with our rings, Nothing else like them in the world, perfect representation of our bond.
    Jenny H.
    Santa Rosa, CA
  • David Allen Desings
    David Allen is a true craftsman.  I loved the gorgeous ring he created for me.  I gave him 4 rather than 5 stars, however, because I could not get the ring appraised with him.  I finally had to go elsewhere to get it appraised, after trying and trying with him.  You won't be disappointed in the fine attention to detail that he gives to his.  We have sent many friends his way and ALL of them have been VERY satisified with his work and his fair prices.  A+
    Jo N.
    Sebastopol, CA
  • David Allen Desings
    We are fortunate to have a quality local jeweler in David Allen.  I consistently find affordable pieces that garner interest and appreciation.  I bought a white gold cross that, while small, has a big presence.  Kind of Celtic, very elegant. Later, I had David set a gorgeous aquamarine, and he was able to enhance its light with a simple presentation that drew attention to the stone, not the gold.   He  understands what I want and will go the extra mile to make it right.
    Bill P.
    Sebastopol, CA
  • David Allen Desings
    I would give David 5 stars, but it took a month to get this ring. See photo of amethyst with topaz ring.  He made the setting. I wasn't bothered so much by the time it took as I was by his lack of communication with me. If you can be very relaxed about the time frame without updates on progress, David produces beautiful jewelry.
    Susan H.
    Sebastopol, CA
  • David Allen Desings
    Wow! Did not see this one coming! I've been looking for an engagement ring for weeks now, and have been up and down all of Sonoma County. I didn't find this one at all, until I was walking through Sebastopol looking for a birthday present for my unsuspecting soon-to-be fiance. Shame on me! This place is great! I walked right in when I saw the sign out front, and was pleasantly surprised. I was greeted right away by the owner and jewelry maker himself, who did not make any effort to force me to buy anything. He was happy to talk about anything and everything, whether it was about his products or not. No hard sell, no "Oh, you don't want that," nothing. I told him what I was looking for (which he didn't carry, but he was happy to point me to someone who might) and we talked about the jewelry he did carry while I took the opportunity to take a look around. The shop is small, but well-lit and not crowded. The displays, and a lot of the jewelry, are organically inspired. Most of it is organized by gemstone, and is all simple and classy. David is willing and able to do custom work, and from the work I've seen, he's very good. One thing that really struck me about the place is the he doesn't carry any lab-created gemstones, and doesn't want to work with them. Personally, I really like lab created gems because they don't support any blood feuds or volatile regimes. That said, I definitely admire a real purist and understand the sentiment. All in all, great experience, great jeweler, and great products! I'll be back there soon to get the engagement ring I did wind up finding resized.
    Noah H.
    Little Rock, AR
  • David Allen Desings
    LOVE my new tanzanite and diamond ring and David Allen's incredible instant sizing service. Meeting David Allen and getting my gorgeous ring made our trip from Hidden Valley Lake worth the drive to Sebastopol. Thank you!
    Susanne L.
    Alameda, CA
  • David Allen Desings
    My fiancée and I selected David Allen to make our wedding rings because he is local, independent, makes fantastically beautiful fine jewelry, and we really like his personality. He gave us tons of personal attention and ensured we were happy with all the details. David is kind of perfect for Sebastopol, because he is an expert artist of his craft, and he comes off as open- hearted. We came to his shop with vague notions of what we wanted, and he steered us into the most perfect jewelry for us. I appreciated that he was very direct about what would work AND saved us from ourselves when we had terrible ideas. David was conscientious of our timeframe and kept us in the loop through the process of creating our rings. When I began shopping, I was so disheartened by the wedding rings available from mass producers, especially in men's rings, which seemed SO boring! We loved our rings so much that we even bought another one for my partner. During the process, there was a miscommunication about one aspect of my ring that caused it to be different from my vision. David was incredibly gracious in making sure I ended up with exactly what I wanted, down to every detail, on time. I find our custom designs to be far superior to the current mall trends, and somehow, this cost us less than we would have spent for rings like everyone else has. David even stuck to the lower end of his estimated price. For the arrangement of some of the small details, I left creative license to David. If you get the opportunity, I highly recommend you do the same!! As a purchaser for my employer, I encounter tons of sales and service people. David's quality, service, and value are unparalleled. Now I just need to get married so I can wear the damn thing!!
    Jon V.
    Rohnert Park, CA
  • David Allen Desings
    David is the consummate professional. He's extremely knowledgeable in his field, and does  the finest work.
    Bobbie V.
    Sacramento, CA
  • David Allen Desings
    We are very pleased with the quality and workmanship in the jewelry we get from David Allen Designs. We not only purchased a beautiful blue stone ring from David, (sorry forgot the name of the stone, David) but received incredible repair work on my wife wedding ring to another setting. Dave's knowledge and skill makes him our go-to jeweler though it's an hour travel for us. This is not the run of the mill jewelry shop that you get from shopping malls but top quality, one of a kind jewelry in every sense. When you're ready for the best, this is your place. We highly endorse!
    Gino I.
    San Leandro, CA
  • David Allen Desings
    David did a great job creating a platinum and diamond wedding band to match my custom engagement ring. The band is really well-made, fits great, and is exactly what I wanted! He seems to know more about platinum than most jewelers I have spoken to in the past. His personality could potentially rub some people the wrong way, but it didn't bother me much. It seems like a one-man operation, so some patience may be required in the shop and waiting for the final product. My band took about 3 weeks and the price was in-line with what I was expecting based on other jeweler quotes.
    Natasha B.
    Sebastopol, CA
  • David Allen Desings
    What a lovely store.  I enjoyed looking at the BEAUTIFUL rings and earrings.  It is pleasantly not over crowed with junk like so many other jewelry stores.  I felt inspired by the uniqueness of the custom made jewelry.  It will be my first stop next time I am in town :)
    R.C.
    Santa Rosa, CA
  • David Allen Desings
    We bought our wedding rings here and could not be happier. David Allen pays so much attention to detail. Be prepared for a learning experience. He really takes the time to listen to your needs and then takes the time to really educate you about the piece and goes into detail about the precision of the diamond cut. Interesting stuff. I will go to David Allen again because I trust him and I know I'm getting a perfect piece for the perfect price.
    Jane D.
    Monte Rio, CA
  • David Allen Desings
    David Allen is a true craftsmen. My wife and I had our wedding rings made with  David and it was a pleasure working with him.We sat down and designed the rings together which was a real treat to get his design input. Beautiful hand carving and choice high quality  gems. We couldn't be happier to wear these rings for the rest of our lives.  He is very professional,and open to share his ideas and experience.We are very lucky to have such a great jeweler in our community. I would highly recommend David Allen for anyone who is looking for high quality jewelry and service.
    Jim V.
    Sebastopol, CA
  • David Allen Desings
    David is the consummate professional. He’s extremely knowledgeable in his field, does the finest work, and is very honest too!
    Robert Voris
  • David Allen Desings
    My name is Jon Carter and I can tell you David is one of the finest Jewelry designers on the West coast. He only has the finest Gems and is a truly knowledgeable man when it comes to Gems and design. He recently added an emerald to an heirloom necklace of mine which turned out awesome and I can't wait to have him design me a Tanzanite Gents ring. David is simply as good as it gets when it comes to custom Jewelry design. He does not mince words and is very straightforward and cool.
    Jon Carter

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