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Best Jewelry Stores In Sacramento

In 2010, CBS Local shone a light on the best jewelry stores in the Sacramento area. A few of those retailers have since moved beyond Sacramento, but jewelry lovers need not despair. The 2013 gold standard for jeweled adornments is being set by a few of Sacramento's boutiques, galleries and specialty shops.

Skalet Family Jewelers
935 Front St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 441-1976

Of the jewelers highlighted in 2010, Skalet is the only one dedicating its resources and energy to a sole location. The family-owned operation has stayed true to its Sacramento roots, catering to an equally loyal base of customers. Skalet designs and crafts exquisite jewelry, including more rings for men than are generally available elsewhere. People looking to update or repurpose existing pieces bring them to Skalet. Gemstones can be removed and used in new designs that are guaranteed to please.

Zanzibar Trading Company
1731 L St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 443-2057

Zanzibar is a destination unto itself; the small store is similar to a museum filled with some of the most gorgeous free-trade artwork, décor and pottery from around the world. Best of all is the extensive jewelry collection, featuring unique pieces made of silver, gold and gems from all over the planet. Each piece is truly hand crafted; nothing is mass produced or stamped out by factory machines. It could be said that each individual pendant, bracelet, brooch and ring is a statement piece, whether by nature of its size, clarity, cultural significance, depth or unique beauty.

Mea Vita
125 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 273-7748

Mea Vita owner Aida Makarevic has filled this Old Sacramento shop with handcrafted jewelry, artwork, clothing and accessories. Like the clothing, her custom jewelry runs the gamut from elegant, sophisticated and perfect for special occasions to fun, funky and lighthearted. After a youth spent in war-torn Bosnia and Herzegovina, Makarevic's designs reflect a focus on peace, contentment and joy. Allow time to explore her jewelry, often featuring the swirls and whorls of nature and the secrets behind hidden doors.

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Little Relics Boutique and Galleria
908 21st St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 716-2319

Little Relics is more evidence that the best things come in small packages. Although the boutique and gallery does not inhabit a large space, the multi-media artwork and jewelry it contains is expansive and one of a kind. One of the truly talented local artisans whose work is featured is the owner of the shop, Susan Rabinovitz. Her jewelry designs are eclectic and a perfect reflection of the wearer's personal style or mood, be it edgy, modern, chic, empowered, fun or romantic. One of her more whimsical pieces is titled "Creative Finance," a necklace made of used credit cards and copper.

PeraDice Cards & Gifts
918 24th St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 930-0600

This eclectic, fun shop is full of hand-selected gifts, décor and other treasures, including lovely and reasonably priced jewelry. There are eye-catching pieces to suit and enhance anyone's style, whether the preferred look is elegant, trendy, timeless or glam. Celtic, boho, new age and southwestern-style rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings are artfully presented, as are leather cuffs and sparkling finery. Be sure to check out fanciful pieces such as an embellished door key pendant engraved with the word "self."

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Valerie Heimerich is a freelance writer out of Sacramento. She typically covers animals and community issues. She has volunteered and worked for many organizations helping animals and people.
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