At Porter Gulch, fine jewelry shines in a new light. They design with unique gemstone cuts and colors to bring you a fuller spectrum of what fine jewelry looks like. Sparkling marquise diamonds, Montana sapphires in all their green-blue glory, the classic diamond halo reimagined—these are just a few of their favorite things.
Porter Gulch is named after the idyllic street that designer Brooke grew up on in Santa Cruz, California. Years later while working in Manhattan, Brooke was drawn to an evening jewelry making class at the the School of Visual Arts. It was there that she learned how to turn a sheet of metal into a refined piece of jewelry. A few more classes led to an intensive course at Kristin Hanson’s Fine Jewelry School in TriBeCa, and to an Etsy shop and my first sales from strangers. Eventually, on a cold Monday morning in February of 2013, in a scene straight out of a movie script, Brooke quit her corporate job to pursue jewelry design full time.
Today, Brooke is happily creating jewelry and running Porter Gulch. She resides in Marin on a street not unlike Porter Gulch Road. And works with an inspiring team of stone setters, gem cutters, and engravers in downtown San Francisco.