We specialize in custom engagement and wedding rings, gemstone stud earrings, and fine gemstones.
We specialize in truly custom designer engagement rings and wedding bands. We will work with you to select the perfect design, then help you pinpoint the perfect choice of 100% recycled precious metals. We design in platinum, palladium, gold (including white gold, rose gold, and high carat gold), and Continuum premier sterling silver.
The largest and finest selection of gemstone stud earrings available anywhere. We sell cabochon and faceted gemstone studs both rare and familiar, as well as diamond studs. Settings include gold, platinum, palladium, and silver. We create custom studs too!
We strive to be socially and environmentally ethical jewelers. Our jewelry is made from recycled precious metals which are refined and milled in the USA. We sell only conflict-free diamonds, and offer the option of Canadian and Australian diamonds. Our colored gemstones are carefully sourced to ensure ethical origins.
I am very involved in the origin of my gems; I’ve traveled to mountaintop amethyst mines in Namibia, forged relationships with small dealers in Kenya, and made friends with rockhounds across America. I deal directly with miners, brokers, and cutters worldwide and support countless small businesses with Distinction Jewelry’s purchases.
Distinction Jewelry consists primarily of one person, owner and jeweler Jessi Clark-White….along with my customer service pro Grace and a small team of invaluable freelance experts.
When you buy from me, you are supporting a rural American artist, not a retail giant or a third-world factory. Your purchases support my own small business as well as the countless other small businesses and sole proprietors I purchase from.
The jewelry industry is at a crossroads, mired in “old luxury” standards while trying to cater to cheap modernism. Today’s jewelry wearer doesn’t want the stifling atmosphere of a leatherette-padded jewelry counter fronted by commissioned sales staff.
Enter the modern, flexible online jeweler. We use time-tested design and craftsmanship principles, and combine them with cutting-edge technology like CAD design, computer aided machining, and laser engraving.
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 the eye. They are bold, fresh, and beautiful – just like you.
When you walk into a jewelry chain store or visit their website, you’re getting the equivalent of a big box store. Everything was ordered out of a catalog or mass produced to order. Chances are the sales person knows little about what is actually being sold.
We’re a small business with a specialized focus on custom rings, stud earrings, ethical diamonds, and colored gemstones. I make the majority of what we sell personally, and I’m intimately familiar with everything on this website. You’re dealing with an actual jeweler, not just a retail store or a television channel.
I have the same distributors on call as the big boys, and I’m happy to fill special orders too!