A good piece of jewelry is nearly always considered an investment. Because of that, buying jewelry for yourself or giving it as a gift is very exciting. From conversation-starting statement pieces to the biggest and boldest of engagement rings, Chicago has jewelry stores with the most diverse displays of styles anywhere. If you are looking for the right jewelry for yourself or for that special someone, here are some of the best places to go to get the styles you will enjoy for years to come.

Photo Credit: Lester Lampert

Photo Credit: Lester Lampert

Lester Lampert
57 E. Oak St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 944-6888

When you have decided that you want to buy the ultimate engagement ring, look no futher than Lester Lampert on Oak Street. Its eye-popping line gives high-end buyers the most glamourous of choices, from simpler styles to total stunners. If you still want more, the team at Lester Lampert can help you design a custom engagement ring. Whether you give or get a Lester Lampert ring, you will get lots of compliments on your spectacular choice.

Dimend Scaasi
5 S. Wabash Ave., 17th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 857-1700

Some shoppers are near experts on the four Cs when it comes to diamond shopping…color, cut, carat weight and clarity. When they are trying to find the perfect diamond, they make sure to look at Dimend Scaasi on Wabash. Not only are the experts here great at helping their clients find the perfect diamond, they are also great at helping them design engagement and wedding rings. Dimend Scaasi goes above and beyond in giving great service to its clients.

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Photo Credit: The Goldsmith LTD

Photo Credit: The Goldsmith LTD

The Goldsmith
900 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 751-1986

Statement piece shoppers look to the Goldsmith on Michigan Avenue for some up-to-the-minute styles. The Goldsmith uses imaginative styling and the results are beautiful, conversation-starting jewelry. Gold and diamonds never looked so good together, and the way they are styled here will make you shop again and again for more must-have pieces. Don’t just settle for typical jewelry trends, set your jewelry style apart from the crowd with contemporary designs from The Goldsmith.

James and Sons
1845 N. Clybourn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 327-8800

If you have been searching for that brand name jewelry, go in to James and Sons to check it out in person. James and Sons carries many popular brand name jewelry lines such as Hearts on Fire, Tacori and Danhov. James and Sons takes wonderful care of its clients and, as a result, has many repeat customers. Take some time to have a look at the styles and you will be sure to shop with James and Sons for years to come.

Cottage Hill Diamonds
125 N. York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 832-8800

Cottage Hill Diamonds in Elmhust has choices for every budget. Its friendly staff has knowledge of all types of jewelry you are looking for, from small gifts to pieces to add to your jewelry wardrobe. Bracelets, earrings and necklaces here are diverse and elegant. It also has many engagement ring styles to shop from, so there is always a reason to come back to Cottage Hill Diamonds again and again.

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Angela Hazen lives in Oak Park, IL. She has worked as a model in Chicago and studied broadcast journalism at Columbia College Chicago. She has traveled to Europe on several occasions, and keeps her readers up to date with local and international style, shopping, fashion and beauty trends. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.