Quality and unique handmade jewelry pieces are hard to come by in a metroplex as large as DFW. However, there are several boutiques and stand-alone stores that specialize in the unique offerings of quality handmade jewelry pieces. From hand-beaded, multi-stranded necklaces to personalized silver engravings and moldings, these top DFW stores are the best in the area for handmade and exclusive jewelry collections.
Red-i By Chelsea
For the bride that craves couture and custom-made jewelry designs, then Red-i By Chelsea is indisputably the perfect choice. Winner of numerous wedding industry awards and known around town for being the best in handmade bridal jewelry creations, the Red-i By Chelsea brand is at the top of its class. Choose from hand-beaded rare gemstone necklaces to one-of-a-kind barefoot jewelry pieces for beach weddings. Whatever your choice may be, the quality will be superb and the look will be exceptional. While the majority of customers for this Dallas-based brand is in the bridal arena, Red-i By Chelsea happily custom makes jewelry pieces for all inquiring fashionistas.
The Shak at Stanley Korshak
500 Crescent Court, Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75201
Just a chip off of the old block, The Shak is highly reflective of its retail counterpart Stanley Korshak. Indicative of high quality and most importantly timeless style, The Shak is the home to many emerging and well-known jewelry designers who proudly hand make some if not all of the pieces from their collections. From priceless gemstones to hand-beaded designs, The Shak offers a wide range of handmade quality jewelry beginning at prices as low as $48 and ranging to upwards of $3,500. Whether you are looking for a trendier selection of leather or multi-stranded necklaces to the more classic pave or diamond bracelet, The Shak is a one-stop shop for all of your handmade jewelry desires.
Nicole Kwon Concept Store
3699 McKinney Ave., Suite 312
Dallas, TX 75204
Known as one of the “Best Boutique Stores In the Big ‘D’,” the Nicole Kwon Concept Store is where fashionistas go to discover finds that are unique and exclusive to the area. Boutique owner Nicole Kwon specially handpicks the designers who showcase at her store, most of whom hail from the fashion capital of the U.S. – New York City. While the jewelry selections at the boutique are small, the designers on display feature handmade jewelry collections spanning from leather wrap bracelets to gold-plated necklaces and earrings. Of utmost importance, Kwon supports local handmade jewelry artisans such as the works of Shona Gilbert—a noted favorite of DFW local fashionistas who not only hosts trunk shows at the likes of Neiman Marcus but who also features some of her handcrafted jewelry pieces at Nicole Kwon’s boutique.
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6827 Snider Plaza
Dallas, TX 75205
Located conveniently near the campus of Dallas’ own Southern Methodist University is local boutique Piermarini. Owned and operated by owner John Piermarini, the fashionable and sophisticated boutique features brands that are both local and well known for high quality and impeccable design. Piermarini is yet another store owner who personally selects and inspects the quality of all designers who are featured in his store; so it comes as no surprise that the jewelry on display is not only handmade and aesthetically beautiful, but jewelry that will be long lasting and easily incorporated into any wardrobe. When the likes of DFW’s “Best Dressed” come to shop and choose jewelry from your store, such as the lovely Dawn Mellon, purchasing jewelry from Piermarini should be a no brainer.
Fort Worth, TX
A blacksmith is defined as a person who makes or repairs iron-made items by hand. Julie Hiltbrunner, owner and jewelry designer of Silversmyth Jewelry, is known in Fort Worth as a silversmith and one of the best in the area to handcraft jewelry pieces out of precious silvers and gems. Customers all over the U.S. are raving about Hiltbrunner’s Silversmyth collection which has been available since 2008. Offering her own unique designs ranging from $48 and up as well as concierge and custom services for clients upon request, Silversmyth Jewelry is one of the best handmade jewelry stores in DFW for those with an affinity for silver.
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Leah Frazier is a freelance writer covering all things Dallas. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.