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An Option for Every Budget: SF's 17 Best Jewelry Stores

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A selection of Margaret Elizbaeth's costume jewelry. Photo: Kim Lucian for Racked

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The holidays are the most popular time of the year for engagements and other blingy professions of love, so it seems like the ideal time to map the best jewelry stores in the city. From costume pieces to the most expensive diamond options, we've assembled 17 favorites to help you through holiday jewelry shopping at every price point. Just be warned: If you're looking to pop the question before 2015, you need to buy that ring stat.


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Margaret Elizabeth Studio

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This Racked Award winner for best jewelry store has lots of options at the under $300 (and under $100) price point. Though most of the Margaret Elizabeth collection is available online, there are a few surprises, —like one-of-a-kind pendant necklaces— for Union Street customers.

Stuart Moore

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Your go-to for precious stones in minimalist, modern settings. The simplicity and sleekness of the store design reflects what you'll find in the merch.

Union Street Goldsmith

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Here you'll find gorgeous, locally-designed pieces. The stackable wedding bands and colorful solitaires will have you coming back for more and more and more.

Jest Jewels

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Despite the name, Jest Jewels carries some seriously cute jewelry. It may be of the costume variety, but you'll find enough Swarovski crystal and semi-precious stones to help you get your fancy on right.

Elle Meme

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The friendly folks here will help you find something perfect among their wonderfully curated vintage offerings. They'll even turn clip earrings into posts.
Price points at Jenny Chung's No. 3 range between $60-$6,000, so Jenny really can work within a budget with her mix of both fine and costume jewelry. Customers can feel comfortable in the store, where they can touch and interact with everything, even the most expensive rings.

Bulgari

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Bold, gorgeous, expensive, and you're totally worth it.It's conveniently located beneath the spankin' new Vera Wang bridal store.

Neiman Marcus

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Neiman's has a terrific, balanced selection that combines fine jewelry (including options from local bling master Rosalina Lydster) with better costume jewelry brands like Eddie Borgo and Vita Fede.

Shreve & Co

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This fabulous, old-school, high-end 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.

Graff Jewelry

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If you're in the luxury diamond market, go to Graff for the self-proclaimed "most fabulous jewels in the world." Luxury watches, famous diamonds; what's not to love?

Lang Antique & Estate Jewelry

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Lang Antiques and Estate Jewelry is internationally known for its collection of fine antique and vintage jewelry. Also, Dita Von Teese tells us it's one of her favorite spots in SF.

66Mint Fine Estate Jewelry

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Access to this private San Francisco boutique showroom is by appointment only. 66mint will customize your shopping experience by pulling specific pieces that you identify from our online collection, as well as similar pieces that their specialists think you would find appealing.

Tiffany & Co.

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Hardly needs an introduction: it's the brand that makes the diamond solitaire of a woman's dreams. Also great place for breakfast.

Alexis Bittar

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Here you'll find some of the most unique jewelry ever, and it's all made by hand. You'll also find a stuffed honey badger and other taxidermed, bejeweled creatures.

Fiat Lux

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Fiat Lux is the tiniest jewelry store in the city, and it's also the coolest, cutest, and throws the best trunk shows and parties.

Derco Jewelers

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Of the myriad jewelry hawkers in the Gift Center and Jewelry Mart, Derco stands out for the gorgeousness of its diamonds and its quality of service. Plus, they serve candy and beverages.

Gallery of Jewels

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This mini local chain has something for everyone, from costume jewelry to engagement sets. They're a local success story—check out their latest store in Union Square.

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Margaret Elizabeth Studio

This Racked Award winner for best jewelry store has lots of options at the under $300 (and under $100) price point. Though most of the Margaret Elizabeth collection is available online, there are a few surprises, —like one-of-a-kind pendant necklaces— for Union Street customers.

Stuart Moore

Your go-to for precious stones in minimalist, modern settings. The simplicity and sleekness of the store design reflects what you'll find in the merch.

Union Street Goldsmith

Here you'll find gorgeous, locally-designed pieces. The stackable wedding bands and colorful solitaires will have you coming back for more and more and more.

Jest Jewels

Despite the name, Jest Jewels carries some seriously cute jewelry. It may be of the costume variety, but you'll find enough Swarovski crystal and semi-precious stones to help you get your fancy on right.

Elle Meme

The friendly folks here will help you find something perfect among their wonderfully curated vintage offerings. They'll even turn clip earrings into posts.

No.3

Price points at Jenny Chung's No. 3 range between $60-$6,000, so Jenny really can work within a budget with her mix of both fine and costume jewelry. Customers can feel comfortable in the store, where they can touch and interact with everything, even the most expensive rings.

Bulgari

Bold, gorgeous, expensive, and you're totally worth it.It's conveniently located beneath the spankin' new Vera Wang bridal store.

Neiman Marcus

Neiman's has a terrific, balanced selection that combines fine jewelry (including options from local bling master Rosalina Lydster) with better costume jewelry brands like Eddie Borgo and Vita Fede.

Shreve & Co

This fabulous, old-school, high-end 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.

Graff Jewelry

If you're in the luxury diamond market, go to Graff for the self-proclaimed "most fabulous jewels in the world." Luxury watches, famous diamonds; what's not to love?

Lang Antique & Estate Jewelry

Lang Antiques and Estate Jewelry is internationally known for its collection of fine antique and vintage jewelry. Also, Dita Von Teese tells us it's one of her favorite spots in SF.

66Mint Fine Estate Jewelry

Access to this private San Francisco boutique showroom is by appointment only. 66mint will customize your shopping experience by pulling specific pieces that you identify from our online collection, as well as similar pieces that their specialists think you would find appealing.

Tiffany & Co.

Hardly needs an introduction: it's the brand that makes the diamond solitaire of a woman's dreams. Also great place for breakfast.

Alexis Bittar

Here you'll find some of the most unique jewelry ever, and it's all made by hand. You'll also find a stuffed honey badger and other taxidermed, bejeweled creatures.

Fiat Lux

Fiat Lux is the tiniest jewelry store in the city, and it's also the coolest, cutest, and throws the best trunk shows and parties.

Derco Jewelers