Founder & President
Jim Tuttle is the founder & President of Green Lake Jewelry Works. In his nearly 30 years as a Bench Jeweler, Designer and CAD modeler he’s made thousands of custom pieces with & for his clients at Green Lake.
Designer, CAD Modeler, Gold & Platinumsmith
GIA AJP, MJSA Custom Design Advisory Council
In addition to his bench and CAD training, Jim has several GIA jewelry & gemology certificates and is on the MJSA Custom Jewelry Advisory Council.
Jim is often referred to as a leader in the Custom jewelry industry and speaks at many industry events, including MJSA Expo, JCK Vegas, Seattle Metals Guild, the Instore jewelry show Bench competitions, Portland jewelry symposium & Gemvision conclaves on topics ranging from Online Custom Design & customer experience based retailing to CAD/CAM and the resurgence of traditional fine jewelry making skills.
Green Lake Jewelry Works is two of the largest custom jewelry shops open to the public, with over 65 jewelry Artists in two Seattle area locations. The Seattle shop was chosen as "Coolest Big Jewelry Store" by INSTORE magazine in 2012. The Bellevue location, with lessons from Green Lake’s 20 years as a leader in the custom jewelry business, was built both to be a great working shop for their Jewelry Artists and as an inviting and interesting place for client. Green Lake is a member of AGTA & MJSA & is often referred to as a model for the Custom Jewelry Business of the future.
Snapshot of Design, Bench, CAD or Style Favorites of Jim Tuttle