The 16 Best Independent Jewelry Shops In the Country

Is your hometown boutique on the list?

By Sarah DiMarco

With so many different types of gemstones and terminology, the world of fine jewelry is incredibly intricate.

Sure, you may have a few family heirlooms passed down from generations, but what happens when you want to expand that collection? Here's where your local jeweler comes in. Their locally-minded service with a global knowledge of the industry creates a welcoming environment where you can ask questions and peruse with absolute comfort. With so many years in the business, these independent shops also have the ability to repair almost any piece that comes their way. Plus, their carefully-curated selections and custom designs make it a breeze to find the perfect necklace or bracelet to match those pearly earrings already in your collection. We've surveyed independent jewelers to find the most extraordinary boutiques across the country that put a little extra shine in the jewelry shopping experience. From a cherished Connecticut business that started in a horse and cart to a San Francisco landmark specializing in antique gems, here are the best independent jewelry shops in the United States. An iteration of this story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of VERANDA.

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Marissa Collections

Located in the Third Street South shopping district of Old Naples, Marissa Collections has been a fashion destination with its highly curated selection of women's and men's fashion and jewelry. With the help of the shop's incredible stylists, you can almost guarantee you'll leave with the perfect gift or accessory every time.