I recently decided to propose to my girlfriend and I didn’t know where to start. As a typical guy, I couldn’t tell the difference between the “Four C’s” and iced tea mix. Luckily, I had the luxury of knowing a great jeweler who could help me navigate the ins and outs of buying a ring. Stacy Walker sat down with me and really got to know my girlfriend’s tastes. Through this process, we were able to figure out how to design a ring that would fit what she wanted, while still being unique piece of art that nobody else had. Not only did Stacy handle the design of the ring, she also went out to a gemstone tradeshow in Arizona to look for the perfect diamond. While she wasn’t able to find the perfect stone in Arizona, Stacy used her contacts to find me an awesome diamond which was well within my price range. In fact, the appraised value of the diamond was almost double what I paid for it! When I saw the final product, my jaw dropped. The ring was perfect. It wasn’t too flashy but it still popped with a very distinct style. I was so excited to give it to my girlfriend. As a guy, I’ve always thought that it was foolish to spend so much money on a gemstone, but the look on my girlfriend’s face when I proposed was priceless. It has been over a week since the proposal and yet she still can’t stop staring at the ring and saying “it’s so shiny!!” I owe it all to Stacy for helping me to create a memory that will last a lifetime.
– Brian C, Long Beach, CA
Do you ever get close to the holidays and wonder what your wife will say when you just buy her another piece of department store junk or overpriced jewelry store boiler plate items? Want to do something unique and special? I’ve used Something Fine on two separate occassions and have been blown away by the results. Stacy and John help you create a custom piece on your custom budget that each time has been truly special for my wife. Their personal touch and attention to detail make Something Fine a place I will be going for a long time. This is THE place to get a special gift for that special someone. I have already referred others to this store personally. What are you waiting for?? Check it out for yourself!
– Jason S, Long Beach, CA
Stacy Walker was a part of one of the most important moments in my life- designing my and my fiancé’s wedding bands. She listened to everything we had to say, shared with us some of her wisdom from her years of jewelry designing, and created beautiful pieces of art that we are both proud to be able to wear…for as long as we both shall live. Thank you, Stacy, for such a great and personal experience. I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.
– Kimberly M, Long Beach, CA
Thank you Stacey! Thank you for helping me pick out a fine piece of jewelry and staying within my budget. The two gold charm bracelet with the “Mom” charm made a great mothers day gift! Rosemary loved it! I felt good all day! Thanks…. Stacy keeps me coming back! For our 21st Anniversary I upgraded my wifes wedding ring. First I wanted to upgrade the Diamond…. But the trade in value of the old diamond and the purchase price of the new diamond, it wasn’t worth it! So Stacy had a great idea… She asked me if I had old gold jewlery that I didn’t wear anymore… I had a few! This was to off set the high price of gold. Then she mad some new bands with lots of diamond baguettes. One with White gold! It looked incredible. My wifes ring looks brand new and upgraded. Lots of Bling! My wife was very happy!
– Bradford B, Seal Beach, CA
Stacy Walker of Something Fine in Seal Beach was so helpful recently with the design of a piece of custom jewelry that I envisioned for my wife. I sketched out the concept that I wanted and she helped clarify some of the more personal design points including the stone. She modeled the necklace pendant in wax and had me come to the shop to approve it.
She was very helpful when selecting the grade of metal to cast it in, reviewing my options and prices and making suggestions along the way. The finished product was exactly what I had envisioned and the gift (one of a kind) was cherished by my wife. I highly recommend visiting Something Fine if you are looking for a gift to impress even those people that seem to have everything. Thank you Stacy!
– Nat F, Seal Beach, CA
I love this place!! I’ve been buying heirlooms at Something Fine for 15 years and no walk on Main Street would be complete without a visit. Stacy and John are wonderful to work with whether just browsing or collaborating on a commissioned piece.
– David S, Long Beach, CA
Cute little shop with very nice pieces of jewelry. They make everything by hand, sculpting, engraving, carving different metals (golds, silvers, etc.) into intricate designs and cut stones to match. It’s a family-run business, so you can expect great service and honest dealings. Ask for Josh if he’s there, because he’s awesome. Many of their pieces feature opals, which is my mom’s birthstone, so I’m planning on maybe picking out something she’ll like when I go back. They also offer smaller services, as I’m replacing a clasp on one of my necklaces and possibly resizing a ring.
I highly recommend stopping by if you’re in the neighborhood. Bring a girlfriend/wife/potential, and she’s sure to find something she’ll love!
– Lisa S, Long Beach, CA
Disagree with previous reviewer; don’t even think about window shopping or stopping in to just look because it just isn’t possible. Stacy and John’s creations are just down right luscious and you will never see anything like their one-of-a-kind creations. Which is why when you see something you like, you may as well just suck it up and get it. My wonderful husband has been buying jewelry from them for almost 20 years and I still kick myself for letting a couple of very special pieces get away from me!
– Cody P, Seal Beach, CA
Without a doubt, Stacy has an amazing eye for the unique and eclectic! She knows what looks good (and what doesn’t). I wanted to do something truly special for my mother on her birthday, and Something Fine created a beautiful necklace just as I wanted! Thank you Stacy and John, you are the absolute best!!!
– Diana B, Seal Beach, CA