Our Store

StoreFront ThumbGems of La Costa Jewelers has been serving the Carlsbad and Encinitas area for 25 years. You can find us in the Plaza Paseo Real shopping center and we would love to be your local jeweler.

We have a professional staff dedicated to your satisfaction with prices and policies created to earn your repeat business. We understand that you want a jeweler you can trust and your peace of mind is important to us. We don’t believe in hype or high pressure, just a simple, common sense, straight talk approach. Our goal is to make your experience as pleasant as your price.

We specialize in unique fine jewelry and diamond engagement rings and wedding sets made by our master jeweler on premises in our jewelry store in Carlsbad. Our graduate Gemologists on staff are here to help you with your purchase as well as jewelry appraisals.

We offer expert jewelry repair & watch repair including watch batteries. We buy gold for scrap or can help you redesign your unwanted jewelry.

Custom diamond engagement rings, wedding ring sets and loose diamonds.


Established in 1989.

Gems of La Costa has been owned and operated by Dale and Linda Condy since 1989. In 2018 Dale and Linda retired and sold the store to Chad who is also the owner of Oceanside Jewelers.

Dale and Linda as well as Chad operate Gems of La Costa Jewelers with a simple philosophy. Our goal is to do business on a “win-win” basis. We want you to feel good about your experience in our store. If circumstances require some flexibility, we are happy to discuss the options to meet your needs. Visit us in our jewelry store in Carlsbad, we would love to meet you.

Meet the owner: Master Jeweler Chad Elliott

Master Jeweler Chad Elliott is creating art – not on canvas with oils, but with precious metals and stones. He has worked at his craft for over 35 years, beginning his career at age 12, when he first worked as an apprentice in a store owned by two family friends.

Throughout his jewelry career Chad Elliott has received a Spectrum Design Award from the American Gem Trade Association as well as a Spectrum Design Honor from the Platinum Guild International. Chad Elliott’s work has been pictured in countless jewelry trade magazines and top fashion publications world wide.

Chad Elliott has manufactured jewelry for many designer brands in all colors of 14kt, 18kt, and 22kt gold, including Platinum. These designer brands which ranged in styles from the very refined to the rustic and from ornate antique reproductions to the organics of nature have sold through notable fine designer stores. Many pieces of jewelry manufactured by Chad Elliott for these designer brands are worn and cherished by their celebrity owners and Hollywood’s elite.

Chad enjoys the process of working with clients to create unique pieces, beginning with sketches, then the CAD models, the rough casting, and finally the finished product.

“Being a master jeweler, not only can I create custom pieces using both new technology as well as hand work, but it also means that over my lifetime I’ve become more knowledgeable and creative in the art of custom jewelry.”