Readers’ Choice 2020: Jewelry

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Ben Shemano Jewelry

(415) 362-7777  •

A regular in J. Readers’ Choice is family-owned Ben Shemano Jewelry. Founder Ben Shemano buys and sells fine estate jewelry, watches and stones and also specializes in making custom pieces. In a private, secure showroom, he guides clients in their selections and can evaluate, sell or repurpose inherited jewelry.




Berkeley and Oakland
(510) 547-7000  •

Currently open by appointment, and with stores in Berkeley and Oakland, Pave provides tailor-made service in cozy, eco-friendly jewelry stores. Offering custom designs and conflict-free diamonds. Vintage and vintage-inspired jewelry. Owner and founder Michael Endlich is a national award-winning jewelry designer and winner of 16 AGTA Spectrum Awards in design and manufacturing over the past three years, a prestigious jewelry competition.



Shady Lane

(650) 321-1099  •

J. readers aren’t the only ones who love Shady Lane Jewelry — they were voted Best Gift Shop and Jewelry Store in Palo Alto (and now Menlo Park) for 10 years in a row. With a charming setting in an octagonal building, the uniqueness of Shady Lane doesn’t stop there. Enter the doors and be greeted by gorgeous works from local artisans, plus gems, stones and crystal — a treat for the eyes for sure! You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the affordability of many of the gift items and jewelry.



Johann Paul

(415) 461-1866  •

A returning J. Readers’ Choice winner, Johann Paul is also the recipient of best business in the North Bay, among other awards. With over 200 years combined experience, the jewelers’ expertise in every aspect of the business is undeniable. Their award-winning designs and ability to make challenging repairs and restorations make this shop a favorite in Larkspur.

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