The Little Guy is Back in Town
Distinction Jewelry consists of owner and jeweler Jessi Clark-White, customer service manager Sherry Baisden, and product manager Claire Femal. We are independent jewelers with a passion for creating quality fine jewelry.
The New Face of Fine Jewelry
Distinction Jewelry is the new face of fine jewelry. The jewelry industry is at a crossroads, mired in “old luxury” standards while trying to cater to cheap, brash modernism. Along the way, things like good design and true quality have been lost: reading the ads in fine jewelry trade show guides makes the designer in me cringe. Today’s jewelry wearer doesn’t want the stifling atmosphere of a leatherette-padded jewelry counter fronted by commissioned sales staff.
We offer old-world quality in modern designs that reflect you, your personality, and your most specific desires. They are meant to be worn in comfort, to be versatile, and to be a pleasure to let your eyes rest upon in those odd moments in the day.
Custom Engagement Rings
Our CAD/CAM system for producing custom engagement rings allows you to have a ring designed just the way you want it, with photorealistic previews. Once completed, the CAD files are sent to a Computer Aided Machining process where a wax for casting is grown to exactly match what you saw on screen. The end result is exactly what you wanted it to be!
We have probably the most comprehensive selection of stud earrings on the internet. We offer a wide range of traditional and exotic gems set in your choice of silver, gold, platinum, or palladium.
My specialty as a jeweler is working with colored gems, the trade term for anything which is not a diamond. The world of colored gems is far more diverse and complicated than that of the diamond trade, and fewer jewelers are willing to take the time to learn the ins and outs of colored gems. It is a constant learning process; colored stones are rarer, more difficult to source, and trickier to set and identify than diamonds….yet so much more affordable!
Quality and Passion
I’m a perfectionist who takes great care in the selection of materials and quality of workmanship. We take pride in our work and hope to make something you will love for years. When you buy from us, you are supporting a rural American small business, not a retail giant or a third-world factory.
Buy from Human Beings
I consider myself lucky to be doing something I love, not to mention honored that out of hundreds of thousands of jewelry listings online, mine somehow caught your eye. I hope one of them decides to jump into your cart and follow you home! For more information on my jewelry and services, keep reading 🙂