“Art and love are the same thing. It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.” - Chuck Klosterman
Hi there! I’m Nick Engel, owner and jeweler at Nick Engel & Co. I’m honored that you are considering us to create the symbol of your enduring love. I’ve been in this industry since 2004 and tied the knot myself—with two babies to boot. I know how confusing and stressful this search for precious gems, metals can be. I’m more than happy my experience and expertise to help create the perfect piece.
I was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and grew up with an aerosol can in my hand, graduating from graffiti to murals before finally finding my footing in jewelry. After a decade training with the top jewelers in the Bay, I found my calling when my engaged friend hired me to craft a one-of-a-kind wedding band for his wife. Fast forward another decade, forging thousands of rings later, and after opening my own workshop in the Castro. It is such a joy meeting with couples, hearing love stories and ideas, and helping them create a token of their bond for generations to come.
At Nick Engel & Co. we meld sustainable precious materials with timeless elegance, creating a one-of-a-kind piece for you: Our customized pieces are uniquely designed to your vision and ideas. For the hands-on experience of a lifetime, our ever-popular Build Your Own Wedding Band workshops put you behind the torch to help you and your loved one create your bands under our teams' watchful guidance.
Whether you’re in love, looking to tie the knot, or have an anniversary on the way the team and I have helped couples in your shoes find answers to their questions on materials, pricing, scheduling, and the feasibility of their ideas.