Christensen Heller Gallery
5829 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618 USA
I just realized Christensen-Heller might be on yelp! These people are wonderful, amazing, talented, and great! The people who work here are *jewelers and artists* rather than salespeople. Ask to see their work and their favorite work, and be prepared to be taken on a journey through some beautiful areas.
The store is small, and you'll still want to spend all day looking and discussing. Excellent traditional pieces, astounding experimental pieces, and just plain great stuff. They never skimp on the components in the pieces, either.
They don't look down on small purchases, either. Anything supports them and the artists whose work they carry. Or take pieces to Christiansen-Heller for repair; their initial evaluations always have been accurate for my wife and I.