Baraka Gems

Our Story

A History of Giving

Several decades ago, in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, WA was Phil’s Jewelry. It was run by a man named George Smith for over 30 years and was founded on the commitment to integrity, client happiness, and the spirit of giving.

By the end of his career, George’s jewelry boutique was sending 50% of its profits to help build orphanages in Uruguay, and freshwater wells in India. With plans to retire in 2012, George trusted Baraka’s founder Jamie Jockwig with the store’s legacy. Now known as Baraka Gems, we opened our doors in July 2009, and have been dedicated to continuing these traditions ever since.

“The story behind every Baraka Gems creation is personal. Each thoughtfully crafted piece changes lives.”

Our Mission

Jewelry That Gives Back

We believe the beauty of jewelry can be reflected back into the world, and that people matter first. Jewelry may be luxurious, but to us it is also a vehicle for positive, ethical change. The decision to buy something new or sell something old is an important and emotional one. Our small staff honors these meaningful moments with kindness, compassion, and service to others.

Baraka Gems is a safe space. We do not discriminate against couples or clients based on race, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship status, disability, or religious beliefs. We practice inclusivity and community support.

A portion of every Baraka purchase is donated to A Ring of Hope, our independent non-profit sister organization dedicated to supporting orphaned children worldwide.

Meet the Team

Jamie Jockwig

Founder / Entrepreneur

Taylor Crockett

Lead Designer

Hanna Walters

Digital Media Manager

Claire Bryan

Administrative Assistant & Sales Associate

Meet Our Couples Photographer

We offer free mini engagement photo shoots with the purchase of an engagement ring valued at $5,000 or more.

Maddy Moore

Couples Photographer