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Our Story

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fine & rare

Committing to any piece of jewelry or watch, whether for yourself or as a gift, should be a relaxed and thoughtful experience. One that will begin a lifetime of emotional resonance. We specialize in luxury gems & timepieces, including rare and vintage models. We also can design unique and truly custom pieces as well as restore, repair or entirely redesign your heirloom jewels. 

 
 
 

the studio
 

Everything about our jewelry studio has been considered. A loft-like experience in the heart of Upper Arlington, guests are invited by appointment to come and appreciate jewelry, art and objects of a life well lived. We curate exquisite pieces from over twenty independent jewelry artisans. Our master goldsmith works behind glass for our guests to experience firsthand the fine art and craftsmanship of jewelry making. Whether you are looking for something truly bespoke, a rare colored stone, or an every day luxury - at D.C. Johnson LTD. we offer an entirely different shopping experience. With coffee, bourbon, and champagne stocked at our bar and a comfortable seat on the couch provided, it's hard to leave. We invite you to come in and stay awhile.

 
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meet the founder

David Johnson's focus on procuring only the best fine and rare means vintage and custom pieces alike are selected that will either retain or increase in value over time. On the watch front - the goal is to help our clients build a meaningful collection of timepieces that are unique, rare, valuable, and significant in the pantheons of watchmaking history.

 
 

true artisans

Our jewelers design, create and repair jewelry right out of our Upper Arlington jewelry studio. It would be easy to fill a book with terminology and techniques related to the making of jewelry in precious metals. Goldsmithing is a complex art with many different techniques and combinations, as well as a rich history. You are in for an experience being able to watch firsthand as our talented goldsmiths work to create beautiful pieces of art.

 
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master goldsmith

Brian Johnson grew up in the jewelry business, accompanying his dad to work at the family store as a kid. After receiving his MBA and then his Graduate Gemologist degree from GIA, Brian has spent his career designing custom pieces and enjoys taking advantage of CAD/CAM software, restoring or remodeling heirloom jewels and appraising jewelry pieces.  

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