Looking for jewels? Now that you happen to be visiting Washington DC or you are living there, you may feel really lucky, as you will discover that there is no shortage of jeweler’s shops! And if you’ve ever thought of big international jewelry brands as an impersonal venue almost identical in any country, Washington’s boutiques will prove you wrong, as they all feature a meld of international and truly local attire well worth a visit. To help you out in finding your next jewelry piece we have listed down the top 10 jewelry stores in Washington DC.
Bensons Jewelers was established by Ben Stein and his sons in 1939. The original jewelry store resided on the second floor of the International Building in Washington, DC for 67 years. In 2007, Ken Stein, the current owner, moved to a beautiful street level location. Benson's goal is to supply stylish jewelry, diamond engagement rings and diamond jewelry to the DC community that is both high in quality and in value. While many jewelers tend to have similar jewelry styles and brands, they have chosen many that are unique and exclusive to Bensons.
Tiny Jewel Box strives to find the most exclusive treasures and unique gifts all while providing their customers with unmatched service. They focus on what's next, new, and one-of-a-kind has been a driving force throughout history. Tiny Jewel Box was amongst the first in the United States to feature David Yurman, Anya Hindmarch, Lulu Guinness, Alex Sepkus and Stephen Webster when they were still virtually unknown. In addition to designer jewelry and watches, Tiny Jewel Box features Washington's largest collection of vintage engagement rings and jewelry, custom creations, and an entire floor dedicated to its thriving corporate gifting business.
In 1981, Bonnie and Ivan Gorman opened I. Gorman Jewelers with a vision of offering impeccably crafted, creative jewelry in a warm and inviting, no-pressure atmosphere. They have become an award-winning retail destination known for featuring some of the most renowned international designers in the world. Adam and Nicole Gorman have followed their parents as the owners of this family-owned and -operated business, marking a third generation of jewelry experience. I. Gorman could not exist without their incredible, knowledgeable, friendly staff.
French Boone, the founder of Boone & Sons Jewelers, dreamed of creating a jewelry store with the class, quality and service of the world's finest jewelry stores accompanied by the intimate, personal feel of a local jeweler. Today French's dream has become a reality. After more than forty years, Boone & Sons has grown to become one of Washington's largest and most reputable jewelry stores and has proudly served four White House administrations. They are honored to be known as Washington's “First Family of Jewelers." Three generations of Boones are currently active within the company. The purchase of jewelry is a special event. Carrying only the finest quality merchandise at the most competitive prices, their customers are sure to find exactly what they're looking for every special occasion.
Treasure Trove was founded by patriarch, Jerry Broder in 1946 on G Street, just a few steps from their current location. Over a career that spanned seven decades, Jerry developed a huge following and a love affair with Washington. In 1974, Jerry’s oldest son, David, graduated from The University of Maryland and joined the business full time. In 1979, his brother Marc did the same. In 1995, David’s wife, Susan, joined the team. Together, the sales staff at Treasure Trove has over 90 years of combined experience working at Treasure Trove and are fully committed to keeping the traditions and the spirit of the founding father. They offer what only a family owned and operated business can: personable, knowledgeable, superior service and commitment combined with a relaxed and casual atmosphere. In the mid to late 1970’s, the demand for jewelry and new, contemporary designs began to explode for both men and women. By then, Treasure Trove was employing as many as three jewelers to meet this demand, making and creating anything and everything you could imagine. Their presence there combined with their expertise and experience means they do things that other jewelers can only dream of.
They have been in business since 1971 and they have thrived on word of mouth recommendations by pleasing their customers consistently. A.J Afram, a master watchmaker, opened the store in 1971 and charmed customers with his knowledge and experience for 45 years. He is now retired, and his daughter, Miriam and her husband Sam now own the store. Miriam started in the business after graduating from the University of Maryland and found that she enjoyed working with customers to find the perfect gift or unique design.
Town Jewelers Inc has been owned and operated by the Forghani family since 1976. They offer a full showroom of fine Jewelry and Watches as well as specialize in custom engagement rings and pieces. They are known for great customer service and establishing long lasting relationships with their clients. At Town Jewelers you can expect to see a father and son duo who have over 50 years of combined experience. Mr. Ali Forghani has made his own version of the “American dream” and has built an establishment known for treating people with respect and delivering the highest quality of service on a consistent basis. Mr. Forghani is a third generation jeweler and is a wealth of knowledge in both antique jewelry and vintage watches. His son, Hamid Forghani, has followed in his footsteps and has become a renowned jeweler specializing in custom handmade pieces.
Shah & Shah Distinctive Jewelers began nearly a century ago during the Prohibition era. Established in 1929, Shah & Shah opened the doors to its first store on 921 F Street, NW, where it became an institution for over five decades. In 1983, spanning into its third generation, Shah & Shah was re-imagined by the founder’s grandson, Michael Shah. To best suit customer needs, Michael transitioned the business from the storefront to its current “speakeasy” style salon on Connecticut Avenue, overlooking the heart of downtown Washington, DC. Today, Colin Shah, the newest in Shah & Shah’s long line of family jewelers, has taken the helm of an 84-year legacy and the destination for Washington’s discerning clientele. Shah & Shah Distinctive Jewelers creates an intimate, private setting with bespoke attention to you. Jewelry selection is an experience to be savored, and Shah & Shah makes it just that – with both appeal and impact. Shah & Shah has evolved as a company, yet maintains a classic aesthetic with design integrity.
Charles Schwartz & Son is Washington DC’s oldest jeweler. Based in the nation’s Capital for over 100 years, they take pride in their name as arguably the most recognizable and finest jewelers in Washington. They take great care in meeting the jewelry needs of their customers. Started by the Schwartz family in 1888 and passed on to the Pastor family in 1984, Charles Schwartz & Son is your family jeweler. Charles Schwartz and Son Jewelers has had the honor of servicing the dignitaries of Washington and the world.
Spey adorns the necks of the most powerful women in the world in pearls. From their home in the nation’s capital, they take as their muse an internationally forged culture rich in art and distinction. As bubbles, crown Champagne, so do pearls crown a woman, and they infuse the Spey collection with fluidity, effervescent spirit and timeless style. Spey collaborates with avant-garde designers, celebrated individuals and high couture fashion to create spectacular pieces of pearl jewelry. With the pride of American design and the luster of pearl – the noblest of gems – each piece radiates a tactile craftsmanship and manifest style that is distinctively Spey.