Avant Garde Jewelers has been one of Austin's most trusted names in jewelry for over 35 years. We pride ourselves for having served generations of families as their jeweler of choice for brilliant diamonds, custom-designed pieces, beautiful sterling silver and gold fashion jewelry, engagement and wedding rings, expert jewelry repair and restorations." At Avant Garde Jewelers, they make sure that you get what you want out of a new piece or a refurbished one and with over 75 years of combined experience among them, they definitely make it happen!
For a women-owned and operated business, check out Benold's! Not only do they provide free estimates, but they also offer payment plans and are all certified professionals. If none of this knocks your socks off, they were also "voted Best in Austin 2018 by the Austin American Statesman." If you're looking for a talented team to create a custom piece for you or your loved one, Benold's has an amazing response rate of just under 20 minutes for all inquiries!
Kruger's was established in 1906! "We are a locally owned business that has been downtown in the same location since 1939. David Kruger's grandfather began Kruger's in 1906 in Fort Worth. David has run the downtown location since 1991." With an amazing history like that, they are definitely jewelers you can trust. Kruger's will also replace one watch battery for free by going to their Yelp page and retrieving the coupon! Kruger's gives you that small town, family-feel all while looking luxurious and having an impressive selection!
"Caleesi Designs has been a life long dream of mine. I've been a jewelry designer for over thirty years. After a three year apprenticeship in New York, I was recruited to come to Austin to teach jewelry making, stone setting, and design. Over the years I've worked in various aspects of the jewelry trade. Caleesi Designs was founded in 2013 when I began doing custom design work utilizing social media." With passion and a story like this, it's hard to go anywhere else. With a motto like: "fabulous jewelry for a city full of unique and fabulous people," I'm definitely sold.
For another jewelry store with a love for family, Calvin's Fine Jewelry is definitely worth a visit. Calvin's Fine Jewelry was established in 1997, "after working alongside his father, who was also a bench jeweler, and then for years apprenticing under some other very talented craftsmen, Calvin Smith decided to take his trade to the next level and open his own store." Calvin even has both of his sons working at the store. Calvin's Fine Jewelry also offers a free local service coupon on their Yelp page!
All of these Austin jewelry stores have affordable pieces and helpful staff to coordinate something for every budget.
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