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Goldberry Fine Jewelry

3516 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94118
(800) 507-5505
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Goldberry Fine Jewelry - San Francisco, CA
Goldberry Fine Jewelry - San Francisco, CA


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I bought my engagement ring from Goldberry. Despite purchasing a piece on a somewhat restrictive budget, Margie (the designer) treated me as if I were purchasing a $50,000 center...


First and foremost, buying an enagement ring is suppose to be fun and a memorable experience. The customer service here was awful. She was a SNOB and rude. The jewelry was nice an...

Editorial review from Citysearch 9/20/2012

Goldberry is awesome! Margie is awesome! If you want to learn and know what your spending your money on than this is the place to go. I bought an oval diamond for my fiance, she loves it! I went to about 10 different jewelers and none of them came close to the sevice and (most important) quality of product. If your looking for fine jewelery than there is no other place to go! more

Awesome Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring 10/12/2011

I bought my engagement ring from Goldberry. Despite purchasing a piece on a somewhat restrictive budget, Margie (the designer) treated me as if I were purchasing a $50,000 center stone. Over the course of a couple months (this pace was of my choosing because the diamond market was in flux, and I was putting together the appropriate funds) Margie helped me truly design and create the exact piece I wanted. There wasn't a single part of this ring that I didn't personally have a hand in choosing. Margie really goes the extra mile. While I was in New York, a couple months from actually being able to set foot in her store in San Francisco, Margie graciously spent over an hour on the phone with me. Usually, her first meeting with any client is an optional 45 minute consultation where she educates you on all-things-diamonds. Because I was stuck in New York for a bit, she volunteered to walk me through it over the phone. She did a great job. Upon my arrival in San Francisco, we met several more times. She helped me maintain the utmost secrecy (she only called at times when I knew she'd be calling, and she was very happy to conduct business through email when secrecy required such). After all of our education, design, and research oriented discussions - it was time to put everything together. Margie flew in 3 diamonds from various parts of the world (one was from Israel, another from Canada, and I think the 3rd one was here in the US somewhere). We had a meeting setup at noon (so I could see the diamonds in natural light) and then we looked at all 3 diamonds through a tool (a device which focuses light through the stone and shows you its reflective qualities, and whether it's ""losing light"" through the bottom of the stone, which is bad for a stone's shiny-properties). The most expensive stone was NOT the best performing stone - and the stone I went with, amazingly, nearly matched the reference picture of a perfectly performing princess. I couldn't have been happier. The stone was set in platinum ring, and I chose to have 14 smaller princess diamonds channel-set in the ring. Because of the flux of the diamond industry at the time of purchase, it was impossible to obtain the 14 smaller stones. However, Margie used a connection in Israel and, while offering me the same price, got me 16 stones of slightly large size! The end product is PERFECT and one of a kind. It's spectacular, and I have a sense of pride in knowing that I had a hand in designing this piece at almost every step of the way. My fiance loves it. We now have a princess stone, in a platinum ring with 16 surrounding channel-set diamonds. All of the diamonds are D in color - and this thing is nearly blinding! She can't stop looking at it. I can't thank Margie enough. And it doesn't end there. Just recently, Margie called to follow up - and she'd like to spend a half hour with my fiance just to have an educational discussion on diamond-care, and to tell my fiance a bit about owning/wearing her new engagement ring. In sum: Bravo. Top notch, white-glove service, and an immaculate piece. more

I love my sea-green sapphire ring! 2/10/2010

Before we were engaged, my (now!) fiancee and I went to a few ring stores to scope out the goods and get a sense of what we like. Neither of us thought a diamond was the way to go, and we were hoping for something special and unusual. I wanted to have a ring that I knew was totally unique and that I wouldn't see on everyone else's finger, but that was modern and classy. Needless to say, that is difficult to find! We never left a place with the feeling that we had seen 'the ring.' I thought it was going to be a long time before he popped the question. So, imagine my surprise when he proposed and there it was! An exquisite rare sea green sapphire set in platinum. It is perfect. It changes color depending on the light, is certified natural with no treatment and no heat (this is important for sapphires! treatment devalues them!), a 1.65 carat cushion cut. It is absolutely beautiful and gets many oohs and ahhs. I'm so glad he found Goldberry. It was the most wonderful surprise to see the ring and know that he had picked the perfect piece for me and for our relationship. If you are looking for an unique and gorgeous ring, Goldberry is the place to go. (It may be great for diamonds, too, but you'll have to look to the other reviewers for that) I got the pleasure of meeting Margie and seeing the showroom when I had to get the ring re-sized. The room is all white, which is a fantastic backdrop for the glittering stones, and Margie clearly loves finding special pieces. Oh and one more great thing: I can go back and get the ring cleaned whenever I want to! This is outstanding service and I can't wait to go again and have my ring sparkle like new. more

Great Experience 11/25/2009

I had very little idea what I was looking for when I went into Goldberry, but Margie helped me build the perfect ring for my fianc?. All I knew was that I wanted a square cut diamond and gave a price range, and Margie took over from there. She showed me examples of different ring options for settings and bands, then explained how to identify a truly great diamond. By the time I left, my head was spinning but I knew exactly what I wanted after knowing nothing when I walked it. I went back to choose a diamond and a band and in a few weeks got the perfect ring that my fianc? absolutely loves- have a excellent 1.70 carat D color VVS2 clarity cushion diamond with 1.37 carats of D color VVS2 princess diamonds in the band. Pros: great service, knowledgeable, comfortable environment more

Goldberry is the best 9/17/2009

They are great! Plus they help out my kids school!! Pros: excellent service and jewels more

best place for jewelry 9/11/2009

Margie designs her jewelry and she sources beautiful gems in creative and innovative designs more

I LOVE my engamement ring! 9/3/2009

My fianc?e bought my engagement ring from Goldberry and I absolutely love it! The design is very unique and the diamond is beautiful - I get compliments on it ALL the time. Margie is very knowledgeable, has superb taste and you can always trust she'll give you an honest opinion. She takes great care of her customers and even offers lifetime free cleanings for your ring! more

timeless and unique jewlery 8/30/2009

My fiance got a beautiful Burmese ruby from Goldberry. I love it. Its timeless and unique. The store on Sacramento Street is just as wonderful and you can get lost looking at all the stunning jewelry. more

beautiful pieces and fantastic service 8/30/2009

If you're ready to buy some beautiful jewelry, be it a diamond engagement ring or an emerald bracelet, I can't imagine going anywhere but goldberry. The quality at Tiffanys is SO overpriced - you can get such better diamonds elsewhere. Margie at goldberry gets you the whitest, biggest diamonds for the price. And she's Bob Dylan's ex-girlfriend, so you get a story too! She'll walk you through the whole procedure and spend as much time as needed teaching you about jewelry so that you can make an informed decision and get the best quality for the money. And her simple, beautiful lines are timeless. HIGHLY recommended. Pros: pay for quality instead of a name! Cons: none! more

Nice Jewelry 8/27/2009

Bottom line, I'm pleased with the ring I got for my wife, and I feel like I got a quality diamond and platinum setting at a decent price. I can, however, see why some people have written in their reviews here that they were put off by Margie's sales approach. In my experience she did a lot more talking than listening (talking ""at"" me, rather than conversing ""with"" me). But ultimately she is knowledgeable about the jewelry she sells, and the result (the ring) was nice, and fairly priced. To me, that's what was most important. Pros: Great out-of-store jewel selection Cons: Slightly clunky sales process more

I love goldberry 8/27/2009

Goldberry offers exception quality jewelry and a nice selection to choose from. more

Engagement Ring Purchase- A great end... 8/24/2009

Engagement Ring Purchase- A great end to an otherwise terrifying process. Pros: Excellent client service, high quality more

best quality, great price 8/17/2009

Margie has been in the business for many years, and is an expert when it comes to helping to choose the best stone at the right price. Top quality and design. more

the place to find the best available diamond 8/10/2009

What I found most important in my experience with Margie was her dedication to finding the best possible diamond ring for me. She is incredibly knowledgable about diamonds and has taught me that there is a lot more to diamonds than just the 4 ?C?s. If you and/or your fiance have looked at diamonds and they all look quite similar, you will likely not appreciate Margie?s expertise. But if you have noticed how some sparkle and dazzle more than others - you want Margie to help you find that special diamond. She is patient, very attentive to detail, and professional. She took the client service experience to another level with all of the time she spent with me. I had complete trust in her and am thrilled to have found a diamond with her that my fiance and I both love. While Margie does prefer D color diamonds and encourages them, I told her that I was perfectly fine with an F color and she was more than happy to find the best possible F color diamond for me. Yes, Margie is an interesting character and yes, she has her process and way of doing things, but if you want to find the best possible diamond ring at a fair price and feel very confident about it - she is the way to go. more

Good experience at Goldberry 5/1/2009

I found my way to Goldberry via online reviews, and went in with healthy skepticism (and plenty of anxiety about the whole process). Margie, who is quite a character, was very patient and helpful; she steered me in the right direction, and we ended up with a wonderful, non-traditional ring: 2.1 carat champagne yellow sapphire (natural, unheated) in a platinum band lined with D color diamonds. (And I promise I could never have quoted those specs before the Goldberry education.) Pros: Beautiful work Cons: Not for fans of Shane Co. more

Fantastic -- Perfect Engagement Ring 3/23/2009

Goldberry is fantastic. It is absolutely the place to go if you are looking for top quality designer jewelry. I recently purchased the perfect diamond engagement ring there. My fianc?e loves it, can couldn't be happier. Princess cut D color, super sparkling diamond, with a unique solitaire setting -- unlike any other ring I saw anywhere in the city. If you've been shopping for an engagement ring, you'll realize there is a bit of a tension of size vs. quality for a given budget. Choosing Goldberry, you are choosing to get the absolute best quality diamond within your budget (she sells only D color diamonds, as others have mentioned, and the diamonds have spectacular light performance). So if you want to flash around a ring that is heavy on the carats with lower quality diamonds (not a perfectly colorless D and/or lower clarity and light performance), then this is NOT the place for you (unless of course you have the money to get a lot of carats at of the highest quality). If, however, you want a truly brilliant stone, then Goldberry is the perfect shop. Just to be clear, though, Goldberry doesn't push quality on your for the sake of bumping up the price. Goldberry is honest enough to encourage their clients not to pay for something they don't need. For instance, at some point with the clarity is ""good enough"" (e.g., VS2) and the higher grades do not make a difference to the eye --- Goldberry doesn't suggest going above VS2 unless you really want to. Based on my experience, here is a how the process should work for the first-time buyers like myself: You should shop around at the various large jewelry stores downtown (Tiffany, Cartier, etc.) to get an idea of what you and your fianc?e like (diamond shape, setting, band, etc.) and to see what the market looks like for price / size / style / etc. Then, give Margie at Goldberry a call (she is by appointment only). She'll review everything with you, pointing out where the other stores are just trying to sell you. She's incredibly honest, direct and open -- for the amount of money you're spending, this is very comforting. After your initial meeting with Margie and armed with your inside kn owledge of the diamond business, you'll want to go out shopping again to finalize exactly the ring you want. From there, you will work with Margie to find the best possible stone in the market and to design the exact setting that you want. She will teach you a LOT about jewelry so you feel like you actually are making an informed decision. She has the finest of tastes, so you know that you are getting the absolute best quality on the market. Finally the piece arrives, and it is perfect! After that, cleanings are complimentary and she provides great post-purchase support to her clients. From a design perspective, she has a great eye. She creates beautiful and unique pieces. If you're not looking for a traditional diamond, she specializes in color stones as well. Ditto if you're not looking for an engagement ring. I don't know much about these, but the rings, necklaces, bracelets, etc. in her studio are stunning. Margie puts an inordinate amount of time and care into each of her clients. I'm incredibly high maintenance when it comes to these kind of purchases; I do my diligence. I want to know every detail of the stone, the band, the purchasing process, the dealers, the diamond market, etc. We spent a number of hours on the phone during the day, in the evenings, and on weekends -- before I had even paid her a dime. Like I said, Margie is direct and honest, I never once felt as if I was being ""sold"" -- I can 't say the same for any other jewelry store in the city. So, in short: If you want a top quality diamond engagement ring (but not overpay for it at Cartier), if you want to be a very informed shopper, if you want control over the design of the piece and selection of the diamond, the definitely go to Goldberry. Pros: Best diamonds possible Cons: Buyers have a lot of involvement (but you'll learn a lot) more


Margie at Goldberry does an excellent job guiding you through diamond selection, whether you're new or experienced in buying jewelry. Great service, honest and straight shooting advice, incredible craftsmanship and artistry. more

Outstanding quality 12/16/2008

If you're looking for a stone that is truly unique and of the highest quality, this is the place to go. more

Beautiful, Unique Jewelry at a Great Price and No-BS Service 12/14/2008

When I decided to propose to my wife I stumbled across goldberry in a magazine (7x7) and didn't think I would be able to afford Margie's jewelry. Nevertheless, I gave her a call and scheduled to go in and have a look. Margie was straightforward and accommodating and made me feel at once that I was working with someone that would not mislead me or try to sell me low-quality jewelry. While I ended up spending slightly more than I originally intended, I couldn't be more happy with the value. Margie was able to get me a beautiful stone (pink sapphire) that we have both been very happy with and we learned a lot in the process--Margie gave us invaluable pointers on how to take care not only of the jewelry we bought from her but also of the we already had and spent a significant amount of time answering our questions, reassuring us, and making sure we got exactly what we wanted; she didn't waste my time and was generous with hers, but she also wasn't shy about informing me if she thought I was confused or asking her to do something that didn't make sense, a trait I found refreshing and helpful (and she was pretty much always right and definitely always no-nonsense). When we first went in we were considering several money-saving measures (lower-grade stone, white gold, among others) which we were able to see were not savers in the long run and we're now so grateful that we didn't choose lower-quality product in order to save a buck or two. We've been back since to have our rings cleaned and to have mine resized and she's always taken good care of us, not to mention Michel's attentiveness to the needs of my two-year-old the last time we were there. We plan to purchase additional jewelry from Margie in the future and would recommend to anyone that they do the same. Thank you, goldberry! more

Unique exquisite jewelry 12/14/2008

I was thrilled to get my ruby engagement ring from Goldberry, it's unique and stunning. The color is a gorgeous deep red which contrasts beautifully with the simple platinum setting. My fiance and I went in together to pick it out, because we wanted something other than a traditional diamond, and had a wonderful time talking wth Margie and learning about gems. The place is perfectly white and sparse, which makes the colors of the gems really stand out . Margie takes special care of the lighting too. It was a fantastic experience, I highly recommend Goldberry. Pros: Quality more
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Jewelry designer offers rings, earrings, bracelets and pendants featuring diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds set in platinum.

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  • goldberry Fine Jewelry has been featured in local, national and international press for the quality of their jewelry designs. Searching for Diamonds ? Make goldberry your final stop. goldberry's goal is to find the perfect Diamond for you at the...


  • Jewelry designer offers rings, earrings, bracelets and pendants featuring diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds set in platinum.

  • 5/2/2007 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    By appointment only
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    Master Card, American Express, Visa, Discover
  • Neighborhoods:

    Presidio Heights, North

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