Let Your Jewelry Tell Your Story

We Craft Rings, Earrings, Necklaces, and More

Let Your Jewelry Tell Your Story

We Craft Rings, Earrings, Necklaces, and More

Home of Modern Heirlooms and Custom Jewelries

The Midas Way

After thirty-seven years of making modern heirlooms in Austin, Charles remains driven by his vision of quality, innovation, and service. He strives to implement new technologies and ideas that move the jewelry industry forward.

Whether mastering new production techniques for creating wedding rings or offering rarely mined gems and state-of-the-art created gems, Midas Manufacturing continues on a mission close to Charles’ heart.


Do What You Do Best

At Midas, our team is passionate about making custom jewelry. This is who we are, it's what we love. Crafting custom jewels is our way of helping people celebrate their lives, families, and friends.

Our mission is to help customers realize a vision of beautiful jewelry that tells their personal story.

When you make an appointment with us, we will take the time to listen to your needs. We are committed to working with you to create a special piece of jewelry that fulfills your dream.

What an amazing way to capture those memories that mean the most and hold them close to you everyday.

Custom Jewelry Gallery

Take your time and browse through some of our favorite Midas Manufacturing creations. We are continually inspired by the creativity and passion of our customers. Whether your idea is crystal clear or you're in need of some inspiration, we can work together to take your dream of a custom jewel and turn it into a beautiful design.

About Us

Once Upon a Casting

Charles Kirkpatrick has never been afraid to follow a dream and see where it might take him. The willingness to take some big chances has gotten Charles the things he cares about most: the love of his life, amazing kids, a successful and rewarding career, and close friends that are an extension of his family. Back in 1975, all it took were several classes in jewelry making for Charles to discover his passion for creating custom jewelry.

After gaining experience of working and teaching with several jewelry manufacturers, Charles started Midas Manufacturing in 1978 out of his house. He opened his storefront in 1981 and began building his new business.

Midas grew to include everything that was essential to Charles: a production facility offering casting and hand fabrication, an in-house CAD designer and 3-D printer, a cozy showroom filled with beautiful custom pieces, and a large collection of uniquely colored gems and diamonds.

Charles is proud to create one of a kind modern heirlooms for customers and local jewelry stores, and to support Austin’s unique jewelry making community. He also finishes lines for Austin designers, helping them bring their jewelry creations to life.

Most of all, Charles is thrilled to craft beautifully made jewelry for all Midas Manufacturing customers, helping them create personal jewels for themselves and the next generation.

As the owner and founder of Midas Manufacturing, Charles has over forty years of experience with fine jewelry manufacturing, including platinum casting and stone setting. Charles is also a skilled diamond buyer, having purchased quality diamonds and colored gems for the past three decades. He is happy to meet for a diamond buying or jewelry design consultation. Charles works hard to offer the most money for your diamonds!


We love feedback from our customers! Your comments and suggestions help us to continually improve our services and offerings. You inspire us to keep pressing forward with new jewelry innovations.

"I was looking for a custom designed diamond engagement ring with a natural sapphire stone at reasonable price. I searched and researched and found Midas. Charles and Kat were friendly, informative and collaborative. We put our heads together and came up with a uniquely beautiful ring unlike anything I’ve ever seen and at a fair price. They worked with my budget and my vision and made it happen. I do highly recommend Midas. Honestly the best and by the way she loves her ring and gave me a big YES!"

Jay H

"Absolutely the BEST!!!!!! Midas is literally the only place I will ever go to get jewelry. I've bought numerous pieces from here. They don't mess around with anything, from the moment you sit down until you get your pieces you will realize how amazing the service and exceptional quality is. This isn't a chain jewelry store, and the wedding ring they made for my wife was appraised for $1300 more than what I paid by a chain store. Not saying you'll get as amazing a deal as I did, but they literally can't be beat in their prices and I can guarantee they will give you the best price for you. Unless you go see them for yourself you'll never understand how exceptional this place is."

Gennifer D.

"I have known Charles for 30+ years and have had custom pieces manufactured by him and his staff during those years. He and his staff have the absolute highest quality workmanship and customer service. Charles and his staff are completely trustworthy and I wouldn't hesitate for a moment recommending his services and expertise. If your looking for a jeweler you can trust, go see Charles and his staff at Midas Manufacturing."

Steve P.

"Charles, the owner, helped my fiancé pick a fabulous diamond, and worked with their designer to customize my beautiful engagement ring. The whole crew is knowledgeable, resourceful, accommodating, and incredibly friendly."

Jael A.

"I love this custom jewelry store! I got my wife's engagement ring and our wedding bands custom made there. Their work was amazing and all the help and info the owner, Charles, gave me was priceless. I highly recommend them to anyone buying either custom made pieces or jewelry made by designers."

Marshall W.

Over the top service! These guys are awesome artists and look after every detail. They're really busy right before Christmas so get your order in early. Charles goes out of his way to help you. He's obviously been doing this for a very long time and is able to explain in layman's terms everything you need to know. My wife and I were very impressed and do plan on going back to have some platinum rings made. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!


"Midas Manufacturing is a top of the line jeweler! I have known them for several years and am always amazed by the level of work they do and their impeccable customer service!"


"They have a great selection of jewelry and can make any style or type of jewelry you want. Charles just showed me a lot of colored stones that he got from the Tucson Gem Show and I have already ordered another ring from him. I just keep coming back."

CW Leslie