Portland's 10 Essential Jewelry Shops

The city's purveyors of baubles are united by passion and knowledge, and distinguished by aesthetics that can range from vintage elegance to handmade bohemianism.

By Zach Dundas September 21, 2015 Published in the October 2015 issue of Portland Monthly

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Grayling Chavelier Necklace

A new play on the local line’s refined roughness. $258; 3115 NE Sandy Blvd,




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Betsy & Iya Novi Hoops with 14-Karat Gold

“I wanted to breathe new life into classic, everyday pieces,” creator Betsy Cross says of her fall 2015 line. $79, 2403 NW Thurman St,

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Gold Cannetille and Citrine Necklace

“The colors are reminiscent of turning leaves,” says Gem Set Love's Jessie Hibbs of this circa-1900 stunner. “Portlanders love autumnal colors.” $1,595, 720 NW 23rd Ave,

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Mizuki Freshwater Pearl and Diamond Cuff Bracelet

Indie mainstay Twist is known for its emphais on craftmasnhip and discriminating selection.$1,800;
30 NW 23rd Place.

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Sapphire, Platinum and Diamonds Ring

An ornate beauty from about 1905 epitomizes the strong vintage selection at Maloy’s. “Nobody does what we do anymore,” says manager Eve Celsi. $22,000; 717 SW 10th Ave;


5 Jewel Boxes


A family-owned stalwart dating to 1990. 529 SW Broadway (additional locations at Washington Square and in Lake Oswego),


The avant-garde end of upscale. 1022 NW Lovejoy St,


A super-cute Hawthorne treasure with quirky indie lines from all over. 3562 SE Hawthorne Blvd,


A downtown institution: from pocketknives with mother-of-pearl handles to $92,000 peridot and diamond earrings. 522 SW Broadway,


A bastion of indie designers from across the US. Think brass and neotribal geometry. 3962 N Mississippi Ave and 410 SW 10th Ave,