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Ben Shemano Jewelry specializes in estate and custom jewelry. We pride ourselves in providing the quality of high-end retailers at competitive prices with a superior online shopping experience. We are a family-run business, dedicated to being your personal jeweler for life.

Our second floor showroom is located in San Francisco directly off Union Square. We buy and sell fine jewelry, watches, diamonds, precious stones and metals as well as arrange for the design and creation of custom pieces.

You’ll find a high level of customer service with us, leaving with a keen understanding of current market values, trend insights, and honest counsel. Informed decisions are the best decisions, and we bring integrity to every transaction.


Ben Shemano is a third generation San Franciscan who has been working in the jewelry business for almost two decades.  He is a seasoned professional, GIA-trained in diamonds, precious and semi-precious stone, and is the current President of Northern California's GIA Alumni Chapter.  He is attentive to industry trends and prices-- providing buyers and sellers with the information they need to make comfortable choices and transactions. Ben is passionate about gems and jewelry and loves working with clients. 

Kira, Ben’s partner in business and life, brings her photography and marketing background to the world of fine jewelry. Kira studied photography in New York at the International Center of Photography and worked as a Freelance Photographer for a decade before joining the family business. She loves all things beautiful and especially enjoys discovering estate jewelry treasures and repurposing and reinventing unwanted jewelry. 

Highly regarded by peers and customers alike, Ben Shemano Jewelry is the top choice for those ready to buy/sell or repurpose diamond, gems or fine time pieces. 


Ben Shemano releases new pieces and fresh styles for every taste and budget with inventory changing on a daily basis. He can also assist you with custom-designed pieces and engagement rings. If you’re in the market for distinctive jewelry or stones, look no further than our showroom and online store.




For someone looking to buy an engagement ring, Ben is your man. He'll take you through the process and show you options in any price range, help you rework an heirloom or design something new, or just set a stone in a simple band so your honey can come back and pick a setting.

                                                         - Jessica B.
                                                         San Fransico, CA

When our dad asked us to help him purchase jewelry for our mom in honor of their 50th anniversary, the Shemano's were the perfect place to go. Ben and Kira were so patient and helped us decide between a bracelet, earrings or a ring and even hand picked the diamonds. We ended up with a beautiful five stone diamond ring that our mom absolutely loves! 

                                                       - Megan & Molly

                                                       San Fransisco, CA

I was referred to Ben through a co-worker and what a great experience! Ben helped me convert a family ring into a modern, beautiful necklace. I could not be happier with the product! He helped me evaluate the stone, create an updated design and was able to get it made in a short time frame. So happy with the result!
                                                       - Heather M.
                                                       San Fransisco, CA

Ben has a deep knowledge of jewelry and watches. He is totally professional and discreet, and his studio is private, beautiful, and well-located. Ben and his wife Kira are great people and it is a pleasure to work with them!

                                                       - Brooke F.
                                                       San Fransisco, CA

I cannot tell you how much I LOVE my ring. I get numerous compliments daily on how stunning it is. Ben was also very flexible with our schedules and he was very prompt in all follow up from day one. I cannot say enough positive about the great experience we had with Ben. We will be back!
                                                       - Jonlyn Z.
                                                       San Fransisco, CA

No intimidation, no pressure, a friendly guy and (let’s face it, this is the most important part when you’re purchasing things for others) great-looking jewelry. I’m glad Ben is now an independent business owner, and I was happy to work with him again in his new office.
                                                       - Steve B.
                                                       San Fransisco, CA