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"For those of you who know Whidbey Island, you're probably
aware that Langley is the small, quaint, but vibrant hub on the south side of
the that isle. What you may not know, is that centrally located on its main street
of cute shops, antique, curio, and book stores is one of the very best jewelery
stores to be found anywhere in this neck of the woods. Oh, there are other jewelry
stores in Whidbey and even in Langely, and they also have some nice pieces.
But if you really want something special (and yet very reasonably priced) in
mind, Celtic Viking Jewelry is matchless!
While it's certainly not the largest
jewelry store around, they have fantastic personalized service, a real artisan
in Bret Christensen -- the owner -- and a lot of pride in their work. That includes
design, craftsmanship, honest appraisals, and customer service. For me, most
importantly, Bret listens and cares about pleasing you. He'll take the time
and make the effort to create a piece to meet your vision and expectations.
He'll keep you informed and answer your questions. In other words, he'll really
work with you and establish a relationship so that you will return and spread
the word. In addition to original designs he also has a variety of other lovely
pieces already made and worth considering, as well as interesting items in addition
to just jewlery. Obviously, I am a happy customer and my wife and I have returned
there several times to purchase gifts for each other, friends, and family members.
Nope, I'm not getting paid for this endorsement but I do want to see Bret thrive
at Celtic Viking Jewlery. He and his family help make Whidbey the kind of place
worth visiting more than once."
– Gary and Cynthia H, Clinton and Kirkland,
"Bret… I wanted to say THANK YOU for creating such an incredible
work of art—the GOLD VIOLIN pendant. Never have I seen something like it, nor
have I ever received one!. It is truly outstandingly beautiful. You and Frank
sure put your creative thoughts to work on this! I shall cherish it – wear it—for
the rest of my days !!"
– Becky A
Ed. note: This was a 2” long violin specially made
from solid gold sheet using the same techniques in the construction of a real
violin. The strings were fashioned from white gold, attached with turning thumbscrews. The
bow was used as a pendant holder. Interesting, when I put this piece in the untrasonic
cleaning machine, the high frequency sound waves use to clean jewelry reverberated
causing the violin to sing. – Bret Christensen
"I Absolutely love the wedding rings that you made for Tommy and I on such
short notice. I get a lot of compliments on my ring all the time. Thanks again
for such beautiful work!!"
– Michelle Z
"Bret LISTENS to you and what you want. He crafted a beautiful custom ring
for me and my intended. The ring is even better than I expected, in both beauty
and value. He also found a "blue" diamond for me. Not only is it
gorgeous during the day, it fluoresces--glows light blue--under a black light.
I feel like he found us a magic stone."
I'm happy to do this for you. I was really happy with the work that you did
for me on the custom dragon ring that you made for my friend. The skill and
craftsmanship that you put into it was unbelievable! You listened and really
knew just what I was looking at having you create. I appreciate that you took
the time to really work with me on this project. It was such a beautiful piece
of work and when I gave it to my friend, it turned out to be a wonderful surprise!
– Laurie C
"Bret Christiansen and his people were courteous and professional when
we commissioned him to do a piece of custom silver jewelry to our design. The
process was pleasant and the result was beautifully done. If we have any plans
for another custom silver piece Bret will most certainly do it."
– James Cole
"Celtic Viking jewelry is a positive addition to the Langely retail options.
Bret is very customer oriented, skilled in his craft, knowledgeable and thorough
in his analysis of repairs and products. We are fortunate to have CelticViking
Jewelry in Langley."
– Peter G, Langley, WA
Bret, the beautiful hunter's necklace I bought from you is wonderful to see
and wear. I am a fan of Greek mythology, and I suppose was also an underlying
cause to buy it because its name and design are original and it combines metals
and a single beautiful pearl into a magical piece for me.
– Marilyn T
Bret at the Celtic Viking is the only person I trust to work on my jewelry.
His work is high quality and very fair in price. Now all my family and friends
only trust him as well with their jewelry too.
– Kathryn H, North Dakota
While on the island with my girlfriend we stopped in to check out your store
and she just loved a ring that you had there. After calling Bret and telling
him my plans for my engagement he was happy to help. He went as far to offer
to drop it off while he was in Eastern Washington with his Family. This is the
only shop I will ever deal with for my Jewelry. Thank you very much for all your
– Joe N, Cashmere, WA
“I always thoroughly enjoy working with Bret. He has created some beautiful
jewelry for me. He has the ability to take a vague idea and turn it into a beloved
– Anne P, Langley, WA
"Bret - I just wanted to add my thanks to your testimonial page.
Over the almost ten years that I have known you, you have helped
me with several pieces. You have always been willing to listen to
my crazy ideas and make them work! I truly appreciate your artistry
and patience! THANK YOU!!"
– Paula G, Everett, WA
"Bret helped me design a unique Claddagh ring for my
wife to commemorate a special occasion. He took a stack of random drawings and
notes and turned them into a gorgeous one-of-a-kind creation, with every detail
customized for her. For parts that I knew what I wanted, he matched my ideas
exactly. For parts that I didn't have completely thought out, he made suggestions
that tied everything together perfectly.
Bret kept me involved in the entire
process - showing me the initial mold and reworking details based on my feedback,
brainstorming options for the gem, and keeping me posted on progress. The
end result was fantastic - Madonna is completely in love with the ring, and constantly
gets compliments and questions about it. Bret, thanks again for making me look
like a hero."
– Sean M. Redmond, WA.
Bret and family: Thank you so much for making such beautiful rings. It was
an honor to work with you and wear your art on our hands. Thank you so much
– Blair A and Jessica T. Seattle, WA
Dear Bret: We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the fine workmanship
and time you spent on our wedding rings. We absolutely love them as they are
just as we hoped they would be. No one could have made us happier!
– Jeff and Teresa
M Clinton WA