When people walk into Green Lake Jewelry Works, one of the first things that are observed is that we’re not an average jeweler. Our Seattle studio is filled with soft glows and art glass. The floor is elaborately painted by hand painted, the hardwood fixtures were crafted on site, and the cases are as much art sculpture as they are used for displaying jewelry.
You’ll notice we’ve done away with sales people, and instead we’ve relied on craftsmen to make themselves available to browsing customers, as they hammer, cut, and set in an wide open workshop. We offer each of our guests espresso or tea before getting to know them, and let kids loose to be enchanted in the play area. By all measures we’re the kind of business that reflects the down-to-earth Northwest sensibilities our clients would expect from fellow Seattleites.
It may surprise some to know that the Seattle Studio was built by the same jewelers and artist who work in it. Instead of contracting builders or a design firm, Green Lake Jewelry Works was literally designed and renovated from the ground up by its own people – making the level of ownership that goes into each piece crafted within its walls that much more significant.