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The Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry Team

The Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry team represents the pinnacle of excellence and expertise in jewelry and timepiece retail and is proud to support our local Silicon Valley and global clientele with a lifetime of expertise in curating, creating, and restoring some of the world’s most priceless treasures.  

Our team of experts includes GIA-trained gemologists and appraisers, local jewelry repair and restoration specialists, jewelry designers, jewelry and timepiece experts, and hands-on sales specialists.  

We look forward to serving you. Contact us for private appointments or for more details about our company and services.

Stephen Silver, CEO

Stephen Silver is a gemologist, geologist, diamonteer, philanthropist, and Chief Executive Officer of S. H. Silver Company, Silicon Valley’s premier jewelry house and timepiece salon.

Stephen Silver has established an international reputation amongst elite collectors for his business acumen and expertise in diamond and color gemstone cutting, jewelry design, estate jewelry, and fine timepieces.

He studied geology at San Diego State University and gemology at the Gemological Institute of America and went on to hone his craft in L.A. working with a retail estate jeweler specialized in antiques and precious stones. This is where Silver discovered his passion for early 19th century to mid-20th century estate jewelry, particularly, its emphasis on artistry and craftsmanship.

He went on to establish S.H. Silver Company in 1980, a wholesale company specialized in antiques, precious stones, and appraisals, servicing law firms, financial planners, courts, and estates. The business continued to evolve, and Silver expanded his custom jewelry and jewelry restoration divisions and began designing and producing high jewelry and fine jewelry pieces under the Stephen Silver brand, manufacturing each to the high standards of old-world craftsmanship he had come to appreciate – but designed with a contemporary audience in mind.

Over the years, Stephen Silver has gained access to a number of history’s most important colored gems. Mr. Silver is widely recognized for his donation of the storied “Cullinan Blue Diamond Necklace” to The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. He has also overseen the recut and improvement of countless important color gemstones, including blockbuster precious stones including the famed “Pink Promise” diamond, a 14.93 carat Vivid Pink diamond sold for over $32 million USD in 2017.

Under Stephen’s leadership and that of his son and company president Jared Silver, Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry continues to flourish and expand – now a vertically integrated wholesale manufacture and retail operation of international reach with two retail locations in Menlo Park and Redwood City, California, with a new Menlo Park flagship location set to open in 2024.

Beyond his renown as a gemstone and jewelry expert, Stephen is also recognized in Silicon Valley as a leading philanthropist, having donated millions in recent years to causes in his community.

Jared Silver, President

Jared Silver, President of Stephen Silver, grew up in the business and has been an active member of the company’s board of directors since 2012.
Jared combines well-practiced business acumen with a strong innate understanding of gemology and horology. Jared's instinct for watches started in early adolescence as he developed a passion for the craftsmanship and technology.

Envisioning an expansion of the Silvers’ successful wholesale business into a vertically integrated retail and the watch business, Jared created the business plan for the popular Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel watch and jewelry boutique, opened in 2013, setting the upscale jewelry boutique and timepiece salon on course to become Silicon Valley’s leading independent watch destination.

Ever an early adopter and innovative thought leader, Jared’s vision proved prescient – as the Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry boutique and timepiece salon became one of the world’s first luxury retail stores to specialize in independent watchmakers – a category which has since become an integral cornerstone of the global watch industry.

Jared is the company’s resident horology expert and actively curates new timepieces, engages with global watch industry leaders and brand partners to source the rarest, most exclusive, desirable, and collectible new timepieces to the San Francisco Bay Area through Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry. Jared is also a thought leader in the category and frequent industry panelist and commentator on the global stage.

Prior to joining Stephen Silver, Jared worked as a strategy consultant for EY (Ernst & Young), where he helped to build that company’s Strategy and Innovation practice. Following years serving many high profile-clients, Jared draws on his broad experience to develop the growth agenda for Stephen Silver and curate the customer experience of the future.

Jared leads the Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry company strategy, design thinking, and customer experience design, and is the key driver of Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry’s growth agenda and operations, as the company looks to another major retail expansion in 2024.

Jared Silver continues the company’s longstanding legacy of local philanthropy and is actively involved in implementation of charitable partnerships and in strengthening ties in the local community. Jared currently serves on the V Foundation Wine Celebration Board of Directors.

Join the Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry Team

At Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry, our locally owned and operated Silicon Valley business has been on a growth trajectory for over 45 years.

We are actively recruiting skilled talent across all departments of our vertically integrated wholesale and retail business, including sales, accounting, marketing, and administration.

If you are passionate about the luxury industry, building relationships, and facilitating exceptional customer experiences, please contact our team to learn more about our current job opportunities.