Know someone who loves jewelry? Someone who always has the hottest accessories and wears jewelry to go with the season’s colors? From classic gemstone pieces to vibrant handmade jewelry, they can never have enough shiny baubles, which makes shopping at any of the area jewelry stores a cinch!
Nothing says love, appreciation or respect like a simple set of diamond earrings, but bright jewel tones or chunky modern pieces can also be perfect for the special person in your life. Men even love jewelry in the form of rings, bracelets and watches, though be sure to check sizes before purchasing any big ticket items.
Not looking to break the bank this week? Ask these questions before you head out to the store. Shopping for jewelry can be overwhelming and confusing, so make sure you have an idea of what you want before you walk in.
- Do they prefer to wear necklaces, bracelets, earrings, accent pieces or everything?
- Do they wear neutral tones or bright colors?
- Do they prefer silver or gold accents?
- What does their current collection look like? Checking out what they already have can help you take their personal taste into account.
Here are a few locally-owned and operated stores you may want to pop into this week. Good things come in small packages, after all!
9236 Old Keene Mill Rd, Burke 703-866-0633
9552 Old Keene Mill Rd, Burke 703-455-3099
Five Star Jewelers
5765 Burke Centre Pkwy, Burke 703-239-1300
Kohl's Department Store
5793 Burke Centre Pkwy, Burke 703-239-8115
MB Gifts & Beyond
9530 Burke Rd, Burke (703) 978-0113
1600 Belle View Blvd, Alexandria (703) 412-6066
Mount Vernon Jewelers
5906 N Kings Hwy, Alexandria (703) 960-6622
All That Glitters
12644 Chapel Rd, Clifton (703) 830-6995
Looking for a piece that's decidedly less traditional? The artists at the Workhouse Arts Center and Old Town's Torpedo Factory are definitely worth a look.
Workhouse Arts Center
9601 Ox Rd, Lorton (703) 495-0001
105 N Union St, Alexandria (703) 838-4565
Personal Touch Jewelry
11188 Lee Hwy, Fairfax (703) 273-4181