With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we know many of you may be scrambling for some last minute gifts to show that special someone how much you care. To help you out, we've created this list of some of the Best Jewelry stores on the North Shore. However, just because we think its tops, doesn't mean it will break your bank. Yes, some of the stores below feature fine and exquisite pieces that may require some creative financing, but we've also included some more eclectic shops that offer fun and unique pieces at budget-friendly prices. So whatever your price point, we've got you covered! But whatever you decide, don't forget the chocolates!
821 Ridge Road, Wilmette, 847-920-1923
One of a kind, hand-rolled clay beaded jewelry made right on the store premises. Each bead is a true work of art and is guaranteed not to beak, discolor, chip or fade, plus they're waterproof! From the ever popular designs featuring Blackhawk beads to Valentine-inspired heart shaped beads, they have something to compliment every style and personality. Mens' and charity styles available too.
Eve J. Alfillé Gallery & Studio
623 Grove St., Evanston, 847-869-7920
Named as one of America's coolest store by In-Store Magazine, the gallery itself is a destination all on its own. Special care was put in the design of the gallery as it was meant to evoke a feeling of past civilizations and remind visitors of the natural origins of the gems and minerals used to create the jewelry. It does not disappoint. But beyond the beauty of the store, are the jewels themselves. Each piece is designed by award-winning international artist Eve J. Alfillé and is hand-crafted on location by a talented team of goldsmiths and artisans. From rare, exotic pearls to unusual gemstones to precious metals and fine diamonds, this extensive collection of jewelry is impressive.
817 Chicago Ave., Evanston, 847-859-6017
seejanesparkle is the destination for both artists and customers to "find their own sparkle" and embrace their inner starlet. From a small age, owner Sara Jane Abbott had a passion for style and loved creating new treasures out of pieces found at local thrift stores. Her own signature style describes as "Chanel/20's aesthetic with modern pop feel" can be seen in the signature pieces that she continues to design at the store. The boutique is also known as a launching pad many established and developing local artists and designers, and features truly unique jewelry and women's accessories you won't find anywhere else. Private parties available.
1446 Waukegan Rd., Glenview, 847-486-9701
If you're looking for a jewelry store that defies the ordinary, you've come to the right place. With a focus on warmth, beauty, and elegance, this family-owned and operated business strives to provide exceptional customer service, with not simply a piece of jewelry, but an experience you'll not soon forget. The shop carries a variety of beautiful pieces from all over the world, however many of the pieces come from Thailand where they are imported directly from the owner's family factory enabling them to price their pieces very competitively. Unlike many other fine jewelry stores, their prices are always clearly shown not hidden, as they want their customers to feel free to appreciate the beauty of their products without the pressure to buy before they're ready.
322 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook, 847-559-1155
Traditional or contemporary. Bold or romantic. Shellé Jewelers offers an extraordinary collection of fine jewelry, unique watches and handcrafted designs plus a friendly, knowledgeable, and experienced staff. A third-generation family owned business, all of the custom design and repair work is done in-house. Their staff includes a certified appraiser, a graduate gemologist, master jewelers, and a certified watchmaker. It's simply a wonderful place for unparalleled customers service, exceptional pieces and a team dedicated to their craft.
259 Market Square Ct., Lake Forest, 847-234-1661
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Alixandra Collections seeks to offer women of all ages the most exciting array of jewelry and accessories around. Classic, chic, trendy, edgy, boho…. they simply have something for everyone. It's virtually impossible to leave this store empty-handed!
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