Kelly Allen and Christine Thoresen of Gordon Aatlo Designs are 4th-generation jewelers. Gordon Aatlo, their father and mentor, created a singular line of one-of-a-kind jewelry, and he passed his knowledge of design and creating modern and wearable pieces to his daughters before his death.
Gordon was a multi-award-winning designer, known throughout collector circles as a jeweler who made incredible jewelry with colored gemstones, often using the stones themselves as inspiration for the shape and final design of the pieces.
Today, Aatlo Gallery continues this tradition, featuring handcrafted diamond and colored gemstone jewelry in platinum, gold, and silver, all made in the studio. His daughters continue Gordon's commitment to unique designs that are creative, superbly crafted, and reasonably priced, offering quality and value.
Gordon Aatlo learned jewelry-making from his father, who was originally from Norway. Then he passed those skills down to his daughters. Working in gold, platinum and silver, each original design is produced in the studio, from conception to completion. Known for ample gold weights and beautiful gems and diamonds, the Gordon Aatlo name represents quality and value.
His daughters carry on those commitments to quality and value. But as women, and from the next generation, their designs have also evolved. Kelly and Christine create jewels for today's jewelry lover. They will collaborate with you to create the piece of your dreams, and they are not limited to one style of design. Their specialty is using heirloom gems and incorporating them in refreshingly unique jewelry.
In addition to creating new work in the studio and selling one-of-a-kind designs from jewelry artists around the world, the Gordon Aatlo Gallery also features Gordon's original, highly sought-after designs. Gordon was known worldwide for his artistry and imagination, and it is a rare treat to see his legacy jewelry art.
Aalto Gallery offers a complete engagement and wedding ring selection for both men and women, and many other custom designs. Stop by their storefront in San Carlos or browse their online selections. Evening appointments are available in person or by phone.