DF Walter Inc was founded over 30 years ago in NYC to design, develop, and produce exceptional jewelry for clients including Buccellati, Tiffany, Schlumberger and Fred Leighton, as well as independent designers.

Today we offer these same services to a private clientele, designing and producing bespoke and ready to wear jewelry by hand in the European tradition. We also offer restoration, repurposing, modification and repair.


David Walter

David Walter is a Vermont based designer, goldsmith and platinumsmith who has been producing exceptional pieces of jewelry for clients since 1982.

In 1985 he founded DF Walter & Co in New York City. His earliest clients included Buccelati, Tiffany & Co., Fred Leighton, and Schlumberger, among others. David's primary focus is the design and production of one of a kind jewelry pieces on a commission basis. 

Julia Ricklis


Julia Ricklis began apprenticing with David Walter in 2011 to study the design and production of high jewelry. She is an accomplished bench jeweler working in gold, platinum and gemstones. Every piece is a learning opportunity and Julia continually strives to expand her knowledge of construction and fabrication techniques. She has also been drawn to and fascinated by gemstones and continues to make this central to her understanding of the jewelry she produces.