The initial tentative steps of Moore Design's business model came about in late 2016 after the closure of the Stuart Moore galleries of modern designer jewellery in New York, San Francisco and Newport Beach.
Those Bricks & Mortar galleries featured designers whose work remains the very best in modern design, top quality jewellery. Of course, while the galleries were indeed beautiful, it was the unique work of this group of designers which was the essential ingredient in the decades-long success of the company.
Stuart Moore, the founder and creative element of that much respected company, is one of the 20+ designers whose work was shown and, in his role as design curator in its galleries, responsible for all the work of the other Designers displayed.
Moore Design is delighted that, as Stuart is no longer associated in any way with his former company, he is able to take the role as our design director and curator.
We hope you'll find this site to be unusually informative and interesting. When combined with personal meetings (by appointment) in our offices (or yours) in New York, San Francisco and Newport Beach, perhaps we can make it a delight to find something very beautiful at a very good price.
Welcome to the logical step to bring you the finest in mordern designer jewellery...
The human touch....
While we can all buy a DVD or plane ticket online with no need for human involvement, at this level of jewelery many clients prefer personal contact when making a purchase. Moore-Design.com, includes this extra dimension through personal communication with Stuart, starting with e-mails (firstname.lastname@example.org) and phone calls followed by an appointment in our offices, or if you prefer, your office or home. These appointments bring a truly new element of designing and creating one-of-a-kind couture pieces, built with each client’s individual input. See the new couture link in Stuart’s section of our website for constantly updated views of his new couture pieces.
Viewing the selection.
We are delighted to show you beautiful work from such talented designers. To make a purchase you may go directly go to our shopping basket or contact Stuart for more detail. email@example.com
Watch this space.
Why? We launch this website with seven designers and will add more over the next year. We will then be exhibiting the work of twenty top designers from all over the world, many of whom showed their work in Stuart's galleries.
Over those years many have become Stuart’s dear friends and we believe these deep relationships now allow moore design to grow and, once again, become the largest source of this design niche in the US.
Stuart's section of our site shows much of the work he has long been recognised for. It also launches a new bespoke elements as he now utilises several new revolutionary technologies to bring bespoke pieces to individual clients (see our Couture section) and our clients tell us they have found that being involved in every stage of the design is an exciting voyage...(See Our Customer's 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 due to the high risk of disappointment (and cost) of creating any bespoke piece. Now, starting with conceptual sketches at a private meeting with you, followed by CADS (which look like high grade photos of the piece) then, before ordering, a fully 3 dimensional model of the actual piece will be made (in resin) ensuring you can verify that the end result will be exquisite in every way.
We will also happily have Stuart employ this process to build you a bespoke piece if you have an old stone you'l like mounted.
We have also been appointed as the agent to sell all of the inventory pieces from the (now closed) Stuart Moore galleries , see our sale section.
Making your piece...
In making Stuart’s pieces we use two methods, both maintaining his personal reputation for quality, utilising platinum or gold with twice the hardness of cast pieces (sadly still used to build 95% of jewellery in the market).
In contrast, moore design either cuts the piece from cold-rolled sheet metal or, using the very latest technology, 3D-printing the piece directly from platinum or gold powder. Amazing!
Our quality policy is to always give maximum value at your budget, never an inferior copy of a quality piece.
The unique ingredient.
Stuart Moore is of course, himself an award winning designer.* But he is also an experienced curator, finding the work of the best designers world-wide of fine quality modern design jewelery, in a diverse yet harmonious palette.
When you want to buy a diamond............
Completing the above package, you’ll find, in the 'Diamonds' section of this site, that we sell GIA certificated diamonds, over 1carat, at really great prices.
Our videos show how you cannot use certificates to determine value/price within 40%. Yes 40%! They are revealingly and helpfully provocative and will save you making an expensive mistake.
They’re called, 'Introduction' followed by more in-depth analysis with: 'Cut/Carat', and 'Color/Clarity'. Collectively these three videos give any sceptics support for their worries as well as solutions to ensure, by comparing Apples against Apples at an appointment with us, that you get the best value for amount spent at moore design.
These videos are a critical 15 minutes if you’re contemplating such a purchase.
may we welcome you to meet Stuart for a personal appointment .............**
620 newport center drive
295 madison avenue
"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 jewellery 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.
* Stuart Moore, Winner of "best designs of decade", London 2012. Awarded by Platinum Guild International with Commendation "Timeless, the eames chair of diamond rings."
**Stuart Moore, jewellery designer and curator for moore-design.com, is no longer associated in any way with Stuart Moore (USA) Ltd.