Whether it be a girlfriend, daughter, sister, mother, boyfriend, etc., the gift of handmade jewelry is a thoughtful way to express your love. It shows that you took the time to find something that was unique and one of a kind, which is a reflection on that special person. We’ve created a list of the top places to find the best handmade jewelry in Philadelphia.
1314 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Sarah Lewis creates beautiful pieces of jewelry for the “modern free spirit” from silver, quartz, turquoise and stone. Her work has a bohemian vibe and a modern feel that’s vibrant and unique. You can find Sarah’s jewelry at her store, Adorn, which sells a variety of cool accessories along with her creative pieces.
1106 Pine St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Adornamenti specializes in silver pieces and necklaces with semi-precious stones. These beautiful statement pieces will set off any outfit — big and bold is the theme for a lot of the merchandise here. This shop offers a wide variety of choices, with a warm atmosphere and friendly staff. Stop in and leave with something you will cherish forever.
1329 Pine St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Cross through the front door of Halloween and enter into a magical forest filled with gems and precious metals. This store carries everything from original pieces to vintage items. You could spend days wandering around the store and admiring all of the fine and costume jewelry. The staff at Halloween is very knowledgeable and will help you with all of your custom jewelry needs. Halloween can also take old pieces that you’d like to have reset or create a new design for a your wedding or engagement rings. If you have something you’d like to replicate, Halloween is the place to go.
Moon and Arrow
754 S. 4th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Chelsea Pearce is the brainchild behind the beautiful handcrafted jewelry at Moon and Arrow. Pearce also has vintage, handcrafted, beaded items available at her store. She will design custom pieces to your specifications as well. Have a special event coming up? Chelsea can design the perfect piece for it. The store is also filled with decor and vintage furnishings. After surviving a recent fire, business is back up and running. Enjoy the whole experience at Moon and Arrow, one of the newest stores in the Queen’s Village section of Philadelphia.
7944 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Windfall Gallery is located in the quaint neighborhood of Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia. The store represents over 250 artists from around the world. Chestnut Hill is known for its support of local arts, and many shops and galleries can be found in this historical neighborhood. Windfall Gallery in particular has a wide variety of artistic jewelry and one-of-a-kind pieces. The store also offers other unique hand-crafted gifts such as folk art, glass art and garden ornaments.
Christina Thompson is a freelance travel writer living in Philadelphia. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.