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San Francisco's Ten Best Jewelry Boutiques

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Valentine's Day. Either you love it or you hate it. But wherever you come down on February 14th, chances are you have occasion to treat yourself or someone you love to a sparkly pendant, delicate bracelet or edgy ring from time to time. With that, check out our guide to 10 of our favorite Bay Area jewelry stores. (Sweet, eh?)

Oh, and happy Valentine's Day...or not. Note: all stores are mapped, roughly, from north to south.

Have a favorite to add to the list? Let us know in the comments below.

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Alexis Bittar

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Alexis Bittar is all about handmade, gorgeous and colorful jewels that appeal to women ages 20 to 100. Indeed, so many unique options—in a range of prices. P.S. The customer service is as sparkly as the gems in the cases.

Elle-Même

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This Russian Hill boutique stocks only vintage and antique jewelry, which means one-of-a-kind pieces that she'll never have to see on anyone else. Styles range from the 1880s to the 1980s, and encompass an array of semi-precious pieces and select fine items.
Elle Meme

Esqueleto

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Jewelry designer Lauren Wolf opened this Oakland shop after many years establishing her eponymous line in NYC. The space's desert vibes match California's aesthetic without losing Wolf's New York edge. We can't get enough.

Fiat Lux

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Fiat Lux is a perennial fave. A mix of locally designed collections and vintage pieces makes this store a treasure trove of sparkling goodness to suit a range of styles. The store's blog is also a great source for tracking jewelry trends.
Fiat Lux

Melissa Joy Manning

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Melissa Joy Manning's jewelry is both socially and environmentally sustainable. And the delicate designs make timeless pieces for the woman who doesn't chase trends. All jewelry is handmade to order in the Berkeley studio.
Jenny Chung, the mastermind behind Acrimony and the now-closed Acre/SF, owns this petite Russian Hill jewelry shop. Stop here for gorgeous pieces—dainty to edgy—by brands like Bing Bang, ManiaMania, Vale, and the No. 3 house line
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Shreve & Co

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This fabulous, old-school, high-end (with prices to match) jewelry store has everything: diamonds galore, Mikimoto pearls, and it's the only place on the West Coast where you can buy one-of-a-kind Fred Leighton baubles.
Shreve & Co.
Hayes Valley is the still new-ish home for Metier's highly curated collection of estate and modern jewelry pieces. Drop in to browse the stunning selection of antique and contemporary treasures. Chances are you won't leave empty-handed.

Gallery of Jewels

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Gallery of Jewels, another longtime favorite, is a must for those seeking unique handcrafted earrings, necklaces and bracelets. From costume jewelry to engagement sets, the range of styles and price points is amazing. Make sure to check out the mini chain's two other locations in Pac Heights and Union Square.

Colleen Mauer Designs

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Colleen Mauer, one cool chick, has been designing jewelry for about 10 years. Her welcoming store-cum-studio is loaded with her simple, stunning and effortlessly hip earrings, bracelets and necklaces. The stackable rings, though, are the stars of the show; and the new ring bar is brilliant.
Colleen Mauer Designs

Alexis Bittar

Alexis Bittar is all about handmade, gorgeous and colorful jewels that appeal to women ages 20 to 100. Indeed, so many unique options—in a range of prices. P.S. The customer service is as sparkly as the gems in the cases.

Elle-Même

This Russian Hill boutique stocks only vintage and antique jewelry, which means one-of-a-kind pieces that she'll never have to see on anyone else. Styles range from the 1880s to the 1980s, and encompass an array of semi-precious pieces and select fine items.
Elle Meme

Esqueleto

Jewelry designer Lauren Wolf opened this Oakland shop after many years establishing her eponymous line in NYC. The space's desert vibes match California's aesthetic without losing Wolf's New York edge. We can't get enough.

Fiat Lux

Fiat Lux is a perennial fave. A mix of locally designed collections and vintage pieces makes this store a treasure trove of sparkling goodness to suit a range of styles. The store's blog is also a great source for tracking jewelry trends.
Fiat Lux

Melissa Joy Manning

Melissa Joy Manning's jewelry is both socially and environmentally sustainable. And the delicate designs make timeless pieces for the woman who doesn't chase trends. All jewelry is handmade to order in the Berkeley studio.

No.3

Jenny Chung, the mastermind behind Acrimony and the now-closed Acre/SF, owns this petite Russian Hill jewelry shop. Stop here for gorgeous pieces—dainty to edgy—by brands like Bing Bang, ManiaMania, Vale, and the No. 3 house line
No. 3

Shreve & Co

This fabulous, old-school, high-end (with prices to match) jewelry store has everything: diamonds galore, Mikimoto pearls, and it's the only place on the West Coast where you can buy one-of-a-kind Fred Leighton baubles.
Shreve & Co.

Metier

Hayes Valley is the still new-ish home for Metier's highly curated collection of estate and modern jewelry pieces. Drop in to browse the stunning selection of antique and contemporary treasures. Chances are you won't leave empty-handed.

Gallery of Jewels

Gallery of Jewels, another longtime favorite, is a must for those seeking unique handcrafted earrings, necklaces and bracelets. From costume jewelry to engagement sets, the range of styles and price points is amazing. Make sure to check out the mini chain's two other locations in Pac Heights and Union Square.

Colleen Mauer Designs

Colleen Mauer, one cool chick, has been designing jewelry for about 10 years. Her welcoming store-cum-studio is loaded with her simple, stunning and effortlessly hip earrings, bracelets and necklaces. The stackable rings, though, are the stars of the show; and the new ring bar is brilliant.
Colleen Mauer Designs