Fine Jewelry Designer Janet Deleuse began working in the family jewelry business following her marriage to gemologist Jeff Deleuse. She put a degree in molecular biology aside to embrace her true passion for art and design, which she had cultivated since childhood.

By 1982, her love of the hand processes in creating artwork had blossomed into designing magnificent, one-of-a-kind statement jewelry—earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings—that have been featured in WWD, Town & Country, The Robb Report and Lustre Magazines, among others.

The designer's exclusive hand fabricated pieces are widely recognized for classic lines and fine quality gems, including pearls and flawless VVS, VS and E-F diamonds set in 18k gold or platinum, as well a penchant for monochromatic styling—"I like clean lines, says Deleuse, even if the design is intricate." 

In addition, the designer has expanded into couture outerwear and accessories with a collection of pearl evening bags, pearl belts, silk scarves, jackets, evening and casual outerwear; all handcrafted in the San Francisco Bay area and offered under the Janet Deleuse label.

The Deleuse Skincare Collection has recently been launched featuring 100% organic, vegan, cruelty free products including restorative night creams and facial masks.  All the ingredients are based on the healing properties of natural oils.  All are formulated and hand-made by Janet.

Family owned and operated Deleuse Jewelers was established in 1934 by John Deleuse, a master watchmaker and graduate of the Ecole Nationale d'Horologie de Cluses. In 1945, he opened the first family-owned and operated boutique in his hometown of Nice, France.

Janet and Jeff Deleuse opened Deleuse Jewelers in Fairfax, California in 1982, and continue the brand's mission to offer the most uniquely elegant jewelry, using the worlds finest gems and employing the highest quality craftsmanship in addition to the Deleuse Label accessories, outerwear and skin care products.

Janet Deleuse is an accepted member of the Contemporary Jewelry Design Group, a national organization dedicated to the promotion of creative jewelry design and committed to the highest standards of integrity and ethics in business and design.

Janet Deleuse 

View Commissioned Jewels Designed by Janet    janetdeleuse.com

B.S. Molecular Biology  / Stanford Continuing Studies in Art History, Comparative Literature

  • Saul Bell International Jewelry Award Judge, 2015
  • Past Board Marin Advocates for Children, 2014
  • Contributing Writer and Featured Designer in Jane Merrill's book              "I Love Those Earrings" 2014
  • Contributor to “Cartier & America” Exhibit at the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 2010-2011
  • Contemporary Jewelers Designer Group, accepted member
  • Janet Deleuse Couture Featured in Britex  Newsletter, San Francisco, 2012
  • "Fashion & Impressionism" research paper written in Spring 2011; for exhibit
  • Cartier Achievement Award presented June 2009
  • Women's Jewelry Association Award January 2009
  • Contributing Writer for LUXX International Jewelry Magazine, 2009-2010

 

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“Janet, thank-you for everything you do. As I said before, you are truly an artist, and that is why it is so special buying jewelry from you.” Peter, Atlanta, GA

” Beauty, exquisite design, pleasant and personalized attention. These qualities have been constant in our 20 years of shopping with Janet and Jeff Deleuse – Two exceptionally talented and caring people. The Best!’ Helen P.,Belvedere

"This store has a very pleasant environment and Jeff and Janet are both kind, wonderful people. I used Jeff a few times for appraisals and he was very thorough and was happy to answer lots of questions. He uses scientific methods and tests rather than going solely by appearance as some jewelers will try to do, and his expertise is well respected. On one occasion, he even went out of his way to help expedite a deal for me. He has my highest recommendation. Suzanne T., San Rafael, CA

“Jeff is an incredible gemologist who knows everything there is to know about gem stones. He is a true professional and can be trusted. The quality of their work is impeccible and always consistent. I would recommend Deleuse Jewelers to anyone looking for a new, “bauble,” for themselves or someone special!” Terri B., Ross

"I have used Deleuse Jewelers for many years - for everything from purchasing jewelry to repairing jewelry to getting appraisals on jewelry. Their service and work is superb. I highly recommend them." Suzanne S., Tiburon, CA

"I purchased this beautiful chain from Janet Deleuse about 3 weeks ago. It was an online purchase so I was hoping I would be pleased. It exceeded my expectations as it was exactly as pictured. Delicate and perfectly crafted. Packing was very secure and shipping was quick. I would not hesitate to purchase from Deleuse again! Michele, New Jersey

“Janet and Jeff designed and crafted our wedding rings and did a great job. They worked with existing diamonds we had in an antique ruby cocktail ring, added the sapphire stone and made a beautiful pendant with the ruby. In addition, they designed earrings for our daughters. All are still in great shape today. They are easy to work with and very reliable and trustworthy.” Peg M., San Anselmo

Accreditation includes diplomas from the Gemological Institute of America and the American Gem Society and thirty years of experience.

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