About Me

Nikki Sandoval owner and designer of My Urban Gems

Discover unique, hand-crafted jewelry that is designed in beautiful sunny San Diego, California.


Welcome to my shop. Grab a drink, put your feet up and stay a while!

I am Nikki Sandoval, and I am the owner and designer for My Urban Gems. I discovered my passion for beading about 23 years ago, and I have loved it ever since.  I visit the San Diego & Costa Mesa Gem Fairs several times during the year, and have so much fun picking up new and unique beads for my designs.

The long wrap around necklaces are one of my favorites to make since they are very versatile, and can be made with a variety of different beads.

I am a wife and a mother of three grown children, I guess you could call me an empty-nester!  With the encouragement of my family I am ecstatic to be able to now share my designs with you!

I have a great eye for detail, and enjoy creating one-of-a-kind pieces that can be worn by anyone. I take pride in my work, and each piece is looked over closely, before it is offered, if it is any less than perfect I re-make it!

I appreciate you taking the time to visit my shop, and I want you to find the perfect piece to suit your lifestyle and taste. While I don't usually do custom orders, if you are not finding what you want, drop me a message, and I will be happy to see what I can do for you.

Take a piece home with you today, you won't be disappointed.