Let us reimagine your unworn jewelry!
Do you have a family heirloom that is never worn due to an outdated style, a gem from a damaged ring that you want to re-imagine, jewelry from an ex, or you have dreamed of owning a particular piece of jewelry but can’t find it anywhere?
Make an appointment with our in-house custom designer, Vittoria d’Aste-Surcouf, and bring your pieces in for her to look at. Vittoria’s specialty is giving new life to your unworn pieces and designing the perfect heirloom piece of jewelry that you will treasure for a lifetime.
Vittoria is a trained bench jeweler who has over 13 years of custom design experience. She takes a classic approach to contemporary jewelry design and specializes in creating one-of-a-kind fine jewelry. She designs with YOUR aesthetic in mind and creates pieces that are truly unique and designed just for you.
With a keen artistic sense, she has designed engagement rings with matching bands, contemporary settings for loose gemstones as well as reinvented antique pieces of inherited jewelry. Having knowledge of jewelry fabrication, she is able to seamlessly communicate with both her clients and bench jewelers as she “speaks” both languages.
Vittoria's formal education is in fine art, and she received an M.A. in Modern Art History from Christie’s Education (an affiliate of Christie’s Auction House) in New York City. Upon returning to the San Francisco Bay Area, she transferred her knowledge of art history and began her fine jewelry apprenticeship with a master goldsmith in San Francisco. Following her apprenticeship, she founded her own design company and joined forces with Gleim the Jeweler to be their in-house custom designer. It is a pleasure to have Vittoria as part of the Gleim family.
Vittoria is also a mother of two active boys. She has served (twice) as a Board Member for the Women’s Jewelry Association’s Northern California Chapter (WJA) and she is certified in Diamonds and Diamond Grading from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
For a consultation, please email her at email@example.com. She is available, by appointment, at our Stanford Shopping Center location.
"We worked with Vittoria at Gleim to create a pendant from heirloom pieces. She was wonderful to work with, creative and sensitive to our wishes. The finished piece is beautiful and will be a treasured piece to pass down to generations to come. Thank you to Vittoria and all the staff at Gleim."
— Barbara van der Wal