Our Story

Jewel Princess is a custom jewelry studio dedicated to life’s most cherished moments.
Born from a line of 4 generations of jewelers, Jewel Princess is committed to traditional craft, with an eye towards modern design and materials.

Tammy Dominik, Jewel Princess

"Jewelry is the intersection of science and unrestricted artistic expression, where every piece of jewelry represents an author’s unique creativity and requires a relentless commitment to excellence in the materials selection, design, and creation processes." -Tammy Dominik, Founder 

Meet Tammy

I love people, a good story, and dancing! My passions are teaching, jewelry design, and helping people. I have hope that the world can and will be a better place if we put our best foot forward, and love as hard as we can, every day.

I come from a line of four generations of jewelers, on both my mother and my father’s side, who all got their start in the trade in Vietnam. To our family, our work was so much more than a job—it was freedom, hope and a love that could be passed down from one generation to the next.

I have always loved my family and admired the mega businesses that they built from the ground up, but I just knew that I wanted to do something different. In 2015 I set out on my own to create a business that was less about the numbers, and more about the heart. I wanted to provide an experience, and jewelry that was truly unique. 

I studied gemology at GIA’s world headquarters, and biology at the University of California, Irvine. I went on to study goldsmithing at New Approach, under highly skilled teachers like Blaine Lewis and Jason Marchiafava, former Master Craftsman at Tiffany’s main New York studio. I continue to, and will always be a student who is looking to broaden my skillset and grow as a creator. 


Tammy is a member on the board of the Jewelry Industry Summit, whose mission is to bring the  jewelry industry together to encourage and facilitate meaningful, solution-driven activities that continue to advance sustainability and responsible sourcing.   

 We are proud members, and adhere to the code of ethics of the American Gem Trade Association

        American Gem Trade Association