Wonderful Precious Things and a pinch of creativity

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About Gilger Designs

Gilger designs is completely family owned and operated. With three generations of Goldsmiths and Jewelry experts. “We love everything in our industry and it shows in our work and our attitudes when we help our clients.” The art of true goldsmithing is a dying art. We made a decision, years ago, that we would learn everything we could about goldsmithing, not silversmithing, not stones, everything GOLDSMITHING. The art is shown in the handmade, forged, fabricated, assembled, and beautifully finished true one of a kind work!

Mike Gilger has thousands of copyrights on his jewelry designs and more are added daily.

“We never rest designing jewelry. We are always finding inspiration that drives us to make stunning pieces. Nature’s beauty is one of our major inspirations, and you can see this in our pieces. Our strongest driving force is, Love.” Gems and goldsmithing is a mystery and a science. We at Gilger’s understand that the average person doesn’t know everything about goldsmithing and diamond grading this is why Gilgers will help you learn and understand everything you need to know to make the best decision possible.

“We honor, and treasure earning your trust by offering only the finest gems and jewelry available. We pride ourselves in taking the time to educate our clients about the art and science of gold, gems, and jewelry. Watching our clients leave with the brightest smiles warms our souls and motivates us to continue with our high standards and ethics. Hearing our clients say over and over again how much they love our work is very satisfying. This also inspires us to continue create jewelry designs that are one of a kind, truly different, and can never be found anywhere else, guaranteed.”

Nothing looks, tastes, smells, and sings like our jewelry!

Our specialty, is also in Rare Gems. A diamond, is a diamond, is a diamond, but the gems we use are rare, mystical, and extremely hard to find. Very few people have ever seen 80% or more of the gems we carry, collect, and use in our originals. Leave your reservations at the door, Gilger’s will never betray your trust or take advantage of your ignorance. The level of understanding and knowledge you will gain by visiting with us will truly change the way you look at, gems, diamonds, gold, and jewelry forever!

Come into Gilger’s Jewelry Today!

What we do?

Design and Create Stunning Beautiful Jewelry

 

Gilger Designs is dedicated

to crafting meaningful relationships 

with the people that visit us at our store.

Who we are?

We are Gilger Designs

This is our dedicated team who work day-in and day-out together to bring our clients
the most amazingly creative and stunning jewelry in Iowa.

Mike Gilger

Mike Gilger

Owner / Artist / Designer / Master Goldsmith
MJ Gilger

MJ Gilger

Artist / Designer / Goldsmith
Justin Gilger

Justin Gilger

Artist / Designer / Goldsmith
Judy Gilger

Judy Gilger

Manager / Accountant / The glue that holds it all together!
Durban

Durban

Mascot / Greeter / Security
Tricolor Hand Made Ring Holding this Beautiful Stone

Tricolor Hand Made Ring Holding this Beautiful Stone

14k White Gold with a 3/4 ct Diamond and 6.5mm Akoya Pearl

14k White Gold with a 3/4 ct Diamond and 6.5mm Akoya Pearl

Sterling Silver Exclusive Hieroglyphic Pendants

Sterling Silver Exclusive Hieroglyphic Pendants

The Cockroach

The Cockroach

“No Particular Reason” Jewelry

“No Particular Reason” Jewelry

Handmade 1.75ct Tanzanite and Rhodolite Garnet Pendant

Handmade 1.75ct Tanzanite and Rhodolite Garnet Pendant

Celtic-Flavored Rose Gold Pearl Ring

Celtic-Flavored Rose Gold Pearl Ring

Handmade Andamooka Opal Rings

Handmade Andamooka Opal Rings

Four Rings Set  With Cabochons

Four Rings Set With Cabochons

Handmade 18k “Just Because” Bracelet

Handmade 18k “Just Because” Bracelet

Remembrance Ring

Remembrance Ring

Testimonials

Mike & Megan

Dear Gilger Family,

Thank you so much for guiding Mike toward a beautiful and thoughtful representation of our love. Your patience and resourcefulness allowed us to have a one-of-a-kind ring that is both classy and artistic. You have earned a following with us!

Mike & Megan

A Gronau

I have always had an excellent experience with Gilger Designs. Everything was so easy and Judy Gilger is so nice to work with! My custom designed jewelry set gets so many compliments! I also always get free cleaning anytime I stop by. I have even recommended my friends from out of state to work with the Gilger family. This is truly a family business that strives to make their customers HAPPY!
A Gronau

Ryan's

I love love love the Gilgers! They are an extremely talented family and their passion for jewelry, art, design, and personalized customer service is beyond any other store I’ve ever visited in the world. Their love for art and people is felt as soon as you walk in the door. It’s truly a magical experience every time I go in there and see all the new custom jewelry. You won’t find this anywhere else!!! Ames Iowa is truly blessed to have them apart of our community. Go in there and see for yourself! You will never go anywhere else.
Ryan's

Ayse Twit

My fiancé went to Gilger Designs and we couldn’t have been happier. It was exactly what I wanted. We live in New York City so the service was excellent and they were really flexible and patient with us. We would absolutely recommend Gilger Designs to anyone that wants great quality and a fun, professional experience!
Ayse Twit

Contact Us

236 Main Street, Ames, Iowa 50010, United States

(515) 232-0678  

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