Can-Do Custom Jewelry

Stephen Foster began creating jewelry when he was only 15 years old. His keen eye for jewelry art then turned into a family-owned business that has operated since 1981 as Foster’s Fine Jewelry.

After relocating the jewelry store from Hemet to the main street of Carlsbad Village nearly five years ago, Stephen and his wife, Elena, continue to specialize in custom-making jewelry of all kinds.

Working in all precious metals and stones, they can design and produce jewelry from photographs, illustrations or descriptions. They buy precious metals, gems, watches and antiques from customers. They also size and repair jewelry.

“If you can imagine it, I can make it,” says Stephen, who started drawing and painting when he was 3 years old, and joyfully admits he always wanted to be an art teacher.

“If I don’t make it, I build it,” he adds.

The hands-on craftsman says he loves the jewelry business, especially being a part of the beginning lives of engaged couples.

“I truly enjoy serving and educating people, and giving them something they wouldn’t get anywhere else,” he says.

Foster’s Fine Jewelry is located at 539 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008. For more information, call 760.434.1584 or visit