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Portland, Oregon, is more than just the title and favorite punching bag of an IFC sketch comedy show. Sure, there are feminist bookstores, fair-trade coffee shops, and perhaps more individuals with moustaches than in the average population, but Portland, and in fact, Oregon in general, is also a thriving center of American business and culture. There are plenty of people here who do not in any way resemble Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s memorable characters. So if you find yourself shopping for Oregon jewelry, you do not need to resign yourself to hemp necklaces beaded with moonstones. You can find everything from spectacular designer diamond jewelry to contemporary artisanal statement pieces in this incredibly diverse state.
Here are the gems of the Oregon jewelry scene:
Best Local Designer – Portlanders to tend to love local and handmade everything, and jewelry is no exception. Rather than rely on mall chain stores, Portlanders flock to Oregon jeweler Nicole McIver, of Acanthus Jewelry. McIver has an extensive background studying fine art and design history—a cultured sensibility that shows up in her creative, nuanced designs, which incorporate current trends along with enduring motifs to create jewelry items that are truly timeless.
Best Local Engagement Rings – In most places in the country, engagement ring shoppers have to settle for bridal jewelry that has been created in a manufacturing center somewhere far away and then shipped to their local store for finishing. Not so in Oregon—engagement rings here can be designed and manufactured locally, in keeping with the local preference for restrained, subtle jewelry in earthy, naturalistic styles. Jennifer Dawes, of Dawes Designs, is a local favorite for her classically elegant engagement rings that still evoke a uniquely Oregonian sensibility.
Best International Designer – Not everyone in Oregon is looking for handmade, locally-produced jewelry. Some of us want the same glitz and glamour as our Los Angeles neighbors to the south. For that kind of sparkle, you can’t do better than the Tiffany and Co. location in Portland’s Pioneer Place. Like Tiffany’s shops the world over, the Oregon jewelry store provides designer-label cache, beautiful and timeless design, and an exclusive shopping experience.
Best Engagement Rings – Long before there was Gilt Groupe or Gilt City, there was Gilt—a beloved Portland, Oregon engagement ring destination. The locally-owned shop has the feel of a small-town boutique and the vast selection and deep inventory of a big-city emporium, all with the trademark quirkiness and attention to aesthetic detail that is typical of Oregon’s jewelry stores. One entire floor is dedicated to vintage and estate jewelry, with a huge variety of antique and vintage engagement rings, while the helpful and knowledgeable staff is equally capable at guiding a customer through the purchase of a more traditional engagement ring on the main floor.
Best Antique/Estate Jewelry – You can trust a jewelry shop named after a French queen to provide the best antique and estate jewelry in Oregon. Antoinette Antique and Estate Jewelry, in Northwest Portland, has been an Oregon jewelry treasure for years. (In reality, the shop takes its name after its owner, but the level of style and sparkle is befitting the Queen of France!) Customers rave about Antoinette’s incredibly helpful, friendly service which is both informative and laid-back at the same time. The prices are quite reasonable, considering the pieces on display are fine antique.