Bauer Jewelry Designs handcrafts jewelry that clients are honored to share with their loved ones and pass down through the generations.

The Custom Shop

Our mission is to provide true value & create one-a-kind heirloom pieces. 

Meet Bauer Jewelry Designs


Jake Bauer - Goldsmith/Designer 


For more than a decade, Jake Bauer has worked as a custom designer in the jewelry industry, specializing in one-of-a-kind custom pieces. Following an apprenticeship with Goodman Jewelers, Jake was a sought-after artisan who worked with many Madison-area jewelers and received numerous awards from the Wisconsin Jewelers’ Association.

An award-winning designer and goldsmith, Jake’s passion for his art began during his training in jewelry schools throughout the United States. He has studied with the masters in pave diamond setting and in hand-engraving. This fueled his success in the bridal, jewelry repair, and commercial jewelry design industries, and now translates into his work helping Bauer Jewelry Designs clients create truly unique pieces that they will cherish for a lifetime.


Kim Bauer - Artist, Business Manager and Client Consultant

In one of her first jobs after college, Kim Bauer worked as a diamond salesperson at a national jewelry store. Here she began her education in diamonds and colored stones through the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Little did she realize then that her love of fine jewelry would be shared with her son, Jake.

After a successful career in the financial services industry, Kim decided to act upon her longtime love of gems and use her art education to create jewelry designs. She is a certified GIA Diamonds graduate, a certified GIA Colored Stones expert, and completed an accredited jewelry professional program. As an Artist, Business Manager and Client Consultant at Bauer Jewelry Designs, her passion for fine jewelry and art is perfectly at home with her drive to provide the absolute best in quality and customer service.

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While custom-designed piece are often thought of as more expensive, mother-and-son owners Kim and Jake Bauer know that doesn’t have to be the case. By working direct—without any costly middlemen—their pieces are an exceptional value that doesn’t sacrifice individuality or quality.


From sleek contemporary looks to elegant traditional pieces, Bauer Jewelry Designs’ custom creations can be made to suit any client need. The team at Bauer works closely with each client to ensure their vision is artistically translated into a beautiful, wearable work of art.

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