DF Walter Inc was founded over 30 years ago in New York City 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 high European tradition. Each piece produced in our studio is a contemporary heirloom crafted with the utmost precision to be exquisitely beautifully and comfortable to wear every day.

We strive with every piece to create something fresh in design, challenging to make, and to exceed our customer's expectations.




We are delighted to offer a unique bespoke design experience in our Southern Vermont studio, bringing the expertise gleaned from over three decades of producing extraordinary jewelry for some of the most exclusive designers in the industry to our private clientele.  

Since nearly anything is possible in a custom piece, one of the most daunting tasks is to narrow down the possibilities. This begins with an interview to ascertain the client's design goals including personal taste, lifestyle demands that will affect wearability, and preferences in materials and techniques. For a detailed description of the bespoke process please read our blog post on The Design and Fabrication of a Custom Order Ring

Each piece we create is contemporary heirloom, to be enjoyed for generations and represents a marriage of our design aesthetic, impeccable craftsmanship, and our client’s vision. So whether you are looking to make a piece you've always dreamed of owning or are searching for a unique piece unlike anything you've ever seen, we can work with you to design and develop the perfect jewel for you!