San Francisco itself doesn't have the wealth of galleries one might
wish. My current favorite places are the various outposts of Gallery
They carry a wide variety of work, mostly, I think, on consignment.
I recently saw that one of the stores has added Sydney Lynch, which
pleases me no end, but the one in this neighborhood (Noe Valley) has
been carrying Deborah Caperton for a while--she's their high end--and
they say they do really well with her work.
The Museum Store at SFMOMA has some very interesting work:
You will definitely want to check out Velvet Da Vinci, even though
it tends to be a little on the Metalsmith end of things and may not
be a possible venue for your work:
Their Swedish Jewelry show just closed, and I don't see any
indication on their site of what's next.
If you are willing to take Caltrain to Palo Alto, to visit De
Novo--something I recommend without reservation--you can see some of
the best jewelry being made today:
And, if you have the use of a car, you will definitely want to cross
the Golden Gate Bridge and visit Marin County. While there, you can
do what I, sadly, have still not done, and visit the fine jewelry
gallery of Orchidian Jqnet Alix, in friendly Mill Valley:
I am moving on November 3rd (leaving part of my heart, at least, in
San Francisco), but, if you want more info, email me off list.