About Custom Design at Shelter

Shelter is a contemporary studio focused on meaningful, custom-crafted jewelry. Our team is best known for one-of-a-kind pieces, heirloom resets, and personalized styles. All pieces are designed in our DC studio and handmade by our talented team of metalsmiths and stone setters. From recreating a piece using heirloom jewelry, to sourcing the perfect stone for an engagement ring, our team loves working on all types of projects, with customers all around the country.


About Mallory

Owner and lead designer Mallory Shelter is absolutely fanatical about jewelry (you’ll find her adorning a slew of designers at any given time, and won’t be caught anywhere without her ever-growing bracelet stack). After struggling to find an engagement ring she loved for her own nuptials, Mallory recognized a void in the DC market for an approachable, unique custom jewelry experience. She launched her custom jewelry services in 2018, focusing on unusual + one-of-a-kind alternative bridal styles. Over the years, Mallory expanded her services to include heirloom redesigns, engraved jewelry, and more. Her work has been featured in Martha Stewart, Southern Living, Refinery 29, and The Washington Post.