Meaningful . Elegant . Jewelry

La Jolla, California · 48 Sales


Meaningful . Elegant . Jewelry

La Jolla, California 48 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   I put my heart and soul into my jewelry designs. I hope you find a piece that you will enjoy for a lifetime.

Our original jewelry designs are handmade using reclaimed sterling silver, real gems and pearls.


Last updated on May 2, 2017

I put my heart and soul into my jewelry designs. I hope you find a piece that you will enjoy for a lifetime.

Our original jewelry designs are handmade using reclaimed sterling silver, real gems and pearls.

Kathleen Lynagh Jewelry

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Kathleen Lynagh Jewelry

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5 out of 5 stars
Victoria Kohn

Victoria Kohn on Apr 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I received this cross pendant and tho I loved it, I wanted something a little larger so I did return it but I must say, the item quality was great and the presentation packaging was really special! To return, Kathleen was a dream to work with. I order many things on line and never do reviews, but after such a genuinely great experience I wanted to take the time for this one!

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Biggest seller at the show. The long, tassel gemstone necklace. My fav.
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Making Meaningful Jewelry is our Passion

Jewelry has always been part of our daily lives. Jewelry commemorates special events, like birthdays, weddings, celebrations, commitments and memorials.

Everyday at RealJewelrydesign we are delighted to create unique jewelry designs to fit your life. Each piece is hand crafted in our small studio, using reclaimed sterling silver, real gemstones and pearls.

Kathleen Lynagh, the designer & maker for RealJewelrydesign has been in the design world since the mid 90's. She received her degree in Graphic Design. She continued her design education in Brissago, Switzerland. In the early 90's, she lived her dream to live in Florence, Italy and study jewelry design, her true passion.

Upon returning to Europe she relocated to California. She became a designer and model maker for a small jewelry studio in Northern California. After training and working with master goldsmiths for 4 years, she decided to take the leap and start her own business. Living her dream, she is now providing jewelry designs for clients throughout the world.

She has designed for many clients, including the famed Hollywood Costume Collector, Larry McQueen. Re-creating lost jewelry from four Classic Hollywood films, these special jewels once worn by Greta Garbo, Carole Lombard, Ingrid Bergman and Susan Hayward now exist again as part of the Collection. Larry McQueen commissioned her to research, design and handcraft these lost treasures. A wonderful design challenge and well documented on her maker's blog: These fabulous re-created jewels are part of the permanent collection of: The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design: owned by Larry McQueen.

We are happy to be part of the Etsy community. Our shop showcases our latest designs. But if you are interested in a special piece of jewelry you may contact us with your jewelry requests.

Thank you,
Kathleen Lynagh Jewelry

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  • Kathleen Lynagh Jewelry

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Thank you so much for visiting our Etsy shop. You will find that our designs are original & handmade for you. We use 100% reclaimed sterling silver in our designs, natural gemstones and freshwater pearls

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    He loves to put beautiful things into boxes.

Production partners

  • Robert Snell Casting, a casting company

    Grass Valley, CA

    Snell Casting is a small family owned business located in Northern California. With over 40 years of experience they are experts in casting. They provide casting services in gold, silver and bronze. They are the best for casting my original designs.

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Last updated on Apr 18, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

All of our items are handmade in our Southern California studio. We like to use 100% reclaimed sterling silver in our designs whenever possible.

You will find only natural gemstones and pearls in our jewelry. Sterling silver naturally tarnishes over time when exposed to the air, due to the small portion of copper within it. It can be easily cleaned, so it will last for years! Soak your jewelry in a very warm solution of water and mild liquid detergent. For difficult cleaning you may use a soft tooth brush. Then rinse and dry immediately.

Store jewelry in a cool dry place, away from humidity and keep it in a small airtight Ziplock bag. Keep your jewelry free from body/hair products, chlorine, salt water, soaking in hot springs, etc.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All of your purchases will be wrapped in non-tarnish tissue, placed in a black organza bag. Our signature Gift boxes are included with every order. If you do not wish to receive a gift box, please make a note at check out. If you would like us to add a name tag to the box, please send us the name along with your order.

Wholesale availability

We do offer wholesale accounts to qualified US companies. Please contact the studio for wholesale pricing.

For all RETURNS:

The buyer is responsible for all shipping & fees pertaining to returning their purchase. This includes shipping costs to and from the buyer. No exceptions please.