Portland’s 10 Essential Jewelry Shops

 

By Zach Dundas

 

PBG-Grayling-NecklaceGRAYLING CHEVALIER NECKLACE

A new play on the local line’s refined roughness. $258; 3115 NE Sandy Blvd, graylingjewelry.com

Betsty-and-Iya-hoop-earringsBETSY & IYA NOVI HOOPS WITH 14-KARAT GOLD

“I wanted to breathe new life into classic, everyday pieces,” creator Betsy Cross says of her fall 2015 line.$79, 2043 NW Thurman St, betsyandiya.com

Gilt-Jewelry-necklaceGOLD CANNETILLE AND CITRINE NECKLACE

“The colors are reminiscent of turning leaves,” says Gilt Jewelry’s Jessie Hibbs of this circa-1900 stunner. “Portlanders love autumnal colors.” $1,595, 720 NW 23rd Ave, giltjewelry.com

Twist-pearl-braceletMIZUKI FRESHWATER PEARL AND DIAMOND CUFF BRACELET

Indie mainstay Twist is known for its emphais on craftmasnhip and discriminating selection.$1,800;
30 NW 23rd Place. twistonline.com

Maloys-sapphire-and-diamond-ringSAPPHIRE, PLATINUM, AND DIAMOND RING

An ornate beauty from about 1905 epitomizes the strong vintage selection at Maloy’s. “Nobody does what we do anymore,” says manager Eve Celsi.$22,000; 717 SW 10th Ave; maloys.com

5 Jewel Boxes

KASSAB
A family-owned stalwart dating to 1990. 529 SW Broadway (additional locations at Washington Square and in Lake Oswego), kassabjewelers.com

ALCHEMY
The avant-garde end of upscale. 1022 NW Lovejoy St, alchemyjeweler.com

CASSIDY
A super-cute Hawthorne treasure with quirky indie lines from all over. 3562 SE Hawthorne Blvd, cassidypdx.com

PACKOUZ
A downtown institution: from pocketknives with mother-of-pearl handles to $92,000 peridot and diamond earrings. 522 SW Broadway, packouzjewelers.com

BACKTALK
A bastion of indie designers from across the US. Think brass and neotribal geometry. 3962 N Mississippi Ave and 410 SW 10th Ave, backtalkpdx.com