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Custom jewelry, advanced design and manufacturing in the heart of Iowa City’s Old Capitol Cultural District.

SINCE 1985...

M. C. Ginsberg has provided a team of professional jewelers who are passionate about educating and advising you on the rarest jewelry and watch collections throughout the world. There are no luxuries beyond our reach or yours. We look forward to connecting to the current generation and those to follow.

At M.C. Ginsberg, our commitment is to provide only the finest quality objects, or help you custom create your own object of art. Each object in our store is hand selected on the basis of superior artistic and intrinsic value from sources around the world. Our professional staff, educated by the Gemological Institute of America, is trained to provide a host of personalized services to fulfill your every wish. Just use your imagination and discover at M.C. Ginsberg what you won’t find anywhere else.

M.C. Ginsberg Jewelers supports the arts as enrichment for the whole community. Soon after buying his fathers jewelry store in 1985, Mark Ginsberg established the M.C. Ginsberg Fund to serve the arts community in Iowa City through free exhibitions, public lectures, artists workshops, and community arts events. Known for initiating cultural programming as well as hoping to inspire other businesses, large and small, to follow its lead, M.C. Ginsberg Jewelers spans more than two decades of committed activism in the arts. The business has given nearly $600,000 to the arts since 1984, in addition to countless in-kind donations and volunteer hours.

If M.C. Ginsberg had a mission statement, it would be “chaos rules.” That’s because M.C. Ginsberg is not solely a jewelry store. The retail space showcases its inventory in a series of drawers, encouraging clients to explore like anthropologists. The second floor is a gallery and incubator for custom designing for you. The second floor houses original works for viewing and for sale as well as specially curated exhibitions presenting jewelry as works of art.

SELECT BRANDS

Stop by M.C. Ginsberg today and explore our collections

Lagos

Bracelets, rings, necklaces and earrings in sterling silver, 18k gold accents, diamond accents and colored stones.

Mark Patterson

Rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets. Diamonds in platinum and 18k gold. Diamond and colored sapphires in 18k gold.

Sethi Couture

Earrings, necklaces, bracelets and stacking bands. White and colored diamonds in 18k gold.

Tag Heuer

A collection of signature Swiss watches.

Jewels by Star

Rings, necklaces and earrings. Diamonds in platinum and 18k gold.

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe Geneva, Swiss watch manufacturer since 1839. Swiss High Watchmaking.

FULL SERVICE

M.C. Ginsberg provides world-class custom jewelry design as well as the latest in advanced manufacturing and prototyping techniques

Custom Jewelry Design

Do you have a jewelry design you’ve always dreamed of creating? We provide advanced design and manufacturing with three dimensional modeling, wax milling, rapid prototyping, induction thermal and vacuum casting, and fabrication services to bring you fully integrated jewelry design capabilities. Please email Ji to make your appointment.

Advanced Design and Manufacturing: Prototyping and Proof of Concept

We offer complete computer aided design (CAD) services, 3D printing-additive manufacturing, CNC milling-subtractive manufacturing, proof of concept with complete annotations on any drawings provided, prototypes, vacuum and induction thermal casting, laser welding, and hand fabrication. For more information and to set up an appointment please email Mark Ginsberg or call (319) 351-1700.

Computer Aided Design Services

Complete architecture of designs (including annotations) in Rhino, Solidworks, and ProE/Creo

3D Printing Services
Casting Services

• Vacuum casting: Aluminum, Bronze, Sterling Silver, Gold
• Induction Thermal Casting: Surgical Stainless Steel, Platinum

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M.C. GINSBERG PROJECTS

As an art dealer and the owner of M. C. Ginsberg in Iowa City, Mark Ginsberg has created something more than a profitable business dedicated to the bottom line. Soon after buying his father’s jewelry store in 1985, he established the M. C. Ginsberg Fund to better serve the arts community in Iowa City through free exhibitions, public lectures, artist’s workshops, and community arts events. If one takes from their community, they are morally and ethically bound to return with the same vigor. Nietzsche put it well, “If you have a why to live for, you can bear any how.”

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We specialize in custom jewelry design, as well as advanced design and manufacturing for both prototyping and proof of concept. Call (319) 351-1700 to make an appointment to learn more about our process and to tour our studio at 110 East Washington Street in the heart of The Old Capitol Cultural District in downtown Iowa City.

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