Our History

Artists working in gold for over 35 years


Artists working in gold for over 30 years


Richard Gretz began creating and designing jewelry as an art student at Oregon State University.

With a degree in art, he has a passion for fine craftsmanship and beautiful gemstones in hand-made jewelry, a natural medium for his creativity.

For over 30 years, he has been one of the leading designer-goldsmiths in the Northwest. He is always learning and exploring new concepts of the jewelry trade.


He started
Richard Gretz Goldsmiths in 1978 and has been creating unique and beautiful jewelry for customers far and wide ever since.

After more than 40 trips to Asia to buy gems, we have the Willamette Valley’s best collection of  natural colored gems and diamonds to chose from for your custom jewelry made right here in our store.


308 SW Madison Avenue

Corvallis, OR. 97333

Hours: Tu - Fri 10 AM - 5:30 PM

Sat 10 AM - 5 PM

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