Stuart Moore, Winner of "best designs of decade", London 2012. Awarded by Platinum Guild International with Commendation, "Timeless, the Eames Chair of diamond rings."
After forty five years of owning Bricks & Mortar galleries Stuart made the exciting decision to launch moore-design.com.
The galleries featured the very best in contemporary jewelry, with a curated collection of pieces from 20+ designers, each revered for their minimalist aesthetic. These appeared alongside Stuart's own architecturally inspired and modern designs, which over many decades, re-defined the face of a previously conservative industry and became coveted collector pieces for the design minded and art oriented.
As the design director and curator for moore design, Stuart has embraced the shift online, as it enables him to continue passionately designing new and custom work from his atelier in France. The site also includes several of the designers that he was proud to showcase for so many years.
Schedule a virtual consultation or meet in person (by appointment) in our offices (or yours) in New York, San Francisco, or Newport Beach.
Stuart and the Moore Design team are delighted to continue bringing you the finest in modern design jewelry.
The human touch....
At the custom/couture level of jewelry many clients understandably prefer a personalized experience and we are pleased to offer this unique level of engagement.
The initial step begins with simply sending an email direct to Stuart at (email@example.com), which we then follow up with an appointment in one of our offices, or if preferred, your office, or home.
These appointments bring a truly new element of design and collaboration to our one-of-a-kind couture pieces, built with the participation of each client’s individual input.
See the new custom link in Stuart’s section of our website for constantly updated views of his new pieces and the fascinating process behind these designs, as they transition from simple sketch to 3D CADs, to meticulous workmanship, to finished piece.
Making your piece...
We hand make Stuart’s designs utilizing platinum or gold with twice the hardness of cast pieces (still used to build 95% of jewelry in the market). workmanship video
By contrast, moore design either cuts the piece from cold-rolled sheet metal or, using the very latest technology, 3D-prints the piece directly from platinum or gold powder.
Our policy is to always give maximum value for your budget, never an inferior copy of a quality piece.
Buying a diamond...
You cannot use certificates to determine value/price of a diamond within 40%. If that sounds outrageous, it is, but it's true.
Online sources display an average price spread of 40%. That is because the certificate’s grades were designed in the 1950’s and are far too broad for today’s educated market. We believe that each grade of color and clarity should be subdivided into ten. Only then would it be safe to do what we call “buying the certificate
Our alternative is better. We will have our diamond cutter examine a group of actual certified stones that have already been sub graded. He then picks his favorite and we recommend it. Or, if you prefer, we will meet you by appointment in one of our offices and show you three of those stones and you choose.
We sell GIA certificated diamonds, over 1carat, at phenomenal prices, ensuring the best possible value.
Watch this space...
While we launched the website with seven designers to start, we will be adding and exhibiting the work of more designers from across the world, many of whom previously showcased their work in Stuart's galleries and who have become dear friends over the decades.
We look forward to offering the most meticulously curated and broad selection of this design niche in the US, once again.
Stuart's section of our site shows much of the work he has long been recognized for. He is also now utilizing several new revolutionary technologies to bring bespoke pieces to individual clients. custom
Our clients tell us they have found that being involved in the design is an exciting voyage. our customers' voices
Recent developments such as computer aided design (CAD) and 3D printing enable Stuart to bring you unique pieces that in the past would have remained a dream.
Starting with conceptual sketches at a private meeting with you (either in person or virtual), followed by CADS (which look like high grade photos of the piece) then, before ordering, a fully 3-dimensional model of the actual piece (in resin), you can be assured that the end result will be exquisite in every way.
We will also happily have Stuart employ this process to build you a custom piece if you have an old stone, you would like mounted.
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"I can’t stop smiling!!! It is the most beautiful ring ever. I have been in love with your designs for as long as I can remember." L. H.
"I love the ring, it's beautiful! I am so happy with it, I can't even believe how superbly it turned out! This is more than I expected... Just Love Love Love it." V. A.
"Thank you! I absolutely love my ring! I haven’t taken it off :)))) I couldn’t be more thrilled… thank you sooooo much!!! " S. B.
"Ohhhh! My ring arrived this morning and it's BEAUTIFUL! I just couldn't help but cry. What a magical transformation, a brand new ring, I am so grateful and thankful. There are no words to describe how it makes me feel. It is truly amazing. You are a true angel and gem." C. B.
"You are truly an artist. When I realized that I wanted to “repurpose” my collection of wedding and engagement rings, I thought only of you.
I mean who needs the galleries when I could sit and meet with you in New York for an hour, explain what I would like, and see you create it in a series of drawings right in front of my eyes! And then, the execution of the ring was as seamless as our meeting together.
Today, you presented me with the finished ring in my home, and it was beyond my expectations – truly one-of-a-kind, unique, beautiful, perfectly sized to my finger and an instant treasure and heirloom (with two daughters, there could be a problem!). Thanks so much! Looking forward to our next project together. All the best." P. S.
"I wanted to thank you for all the time and effort you put into helping me! I cannot thank you enough! I don't think there are many people who would do that." N. & R. D.
"These CAD designs are fantastic!....And fascinating. I really think what you've designed is beautifully unique." K. K.
"Simply absolutely love it. It is sublime, elegant, simple, clean, rich, tasteful, unique and very-very special. I think those cover most all the adjectives in the description. I was thinking that we would have some type of romantic event when we opened the box, but both of us were so eager to see it, we just opened in the kitchen. So much for romance." C. B.
"Ring received. It's beautiful! You have certainly forced my hand in giving this to M. sooner than later. Let me also note the box. Color and detail is superb. I shouldn't be surprised. I will keep you posted on the proposal. Beyond excited" J. N.
"He loves it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much. We are celebrating in Ojai and traveling home today. Thank you again!" R. H.
"It's stunnng!!! Strength with elegance. So wonderfully unique and such a beautiful expression of your creativity. A real signature piece, and undoubtedly a labour of love. I can hardly wait to feel the metal on my skin and experience the magic of those beautiful stones! Thank you ever so much." K. T.
After twelve years building a three-store company in Vancouver, Canada, Stuart Moore sold his interest to his partner and opened Wyndham Leigh (his two middle names) In Newport Beach’s Fashion Island, featuring his own work and that of five Vancouver-based designers. It was an immediate hit.
Ten years later Stuart followed with his first full gallery of designer jewelry in Soho, at that time New York’s funky arts district. This functioned exactly like an art gallery where his work was featured alongside 25-30 other, mostly European, designers, a disruptive business model for that era.
And, in 1997, the San Francisco gallery, a natural for Stuart’s design niche.