About Nick Engel
“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 custom jeweler at Nick Engel & Co. I’m honored that you’re considering us to create the symbol of your enduring love. Since I’ve been in this industry since 2004 (and tied the knot myself—and with a baby to boot), I know how confusing and stressful this search for precious gems, metal and memories can be. I’m more than happy to give you some peace of mind with my experience and expertise.
I was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and grew up with an aerosol can in my hand, graduating from graffiti to gigantic 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, I find myself falling deeper in love with the process of meeting with couples, hearing love stories and ideas, and helping them create a token of their bond for generations to come.
At N.E.&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 and we create no copies within our prêt-à-porter line. For the hands-on experience of a lifetime, our ever-popular Build Your Own Wedding Band workshops put you behind the torch and hammer to help you and your loved one create your perfect anneau d’amour under my watchful guidance.
Whether you’re in love, looking to tie the knot, or even renew your vows, 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.
Now let me ask you a question: Why not create an emblem that quintessentially speaks of your love forever?