Readers’ Choice 2021: Jewelry

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Ben Shemano Jewelry

(415) 362-7777  •

For a fourth year running, J. Readers’ Choice has voted Ben Shemano Jewelry a favorite jeweler. A family-run business managed by Ben and wife Kira, they work to provide the quality and customer service of high-end retail, at prices competitive to those you might find online. Founder Ben Shemano buys and sells fine estate jewelry, watches and stones and also specializes in making custom pieces. Ben also guides clients in their selections and can evaluate, sell or repurpose inherited jewelry.




(510) 547-7000  •

Since 1983, Pave has been providing tailor-made service in cozy, eco-friendly jewelry stores. Owner and founder Michael Endlich is a national award-winning jewelry designer and winner of 18 AGTA Spectrum Awards in design and manufacturing, a prestigious jewelry competition. His designs “are inspired by his life-long meditation on nature’s endless patterns and colors woven into the personal symbolism and stories shared by each client.” Offering custom designs and conflict-free diamonds. Vintage and vintage-inspired jewelry, with stores in Berkeley and Oakland.



Gleim the Jeweler

(650) 325-3533  •

Located in Stanford shopping center, Gleim the Jeweler is among the oldest jewelry stores in the entire Bay Area. Grandfather and founder Frederick Gleim opened the first Gleim’s jewelry store on University Avenue in Palo Alto in 1931. Their extensive collection of estate and antique jewelry makes them unique in the area. Having decades of experience provides buyers with a collection of truly one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry, from under $100 to well into five figures. Currently run by granddaughter Georgie, she has followed in her father’s footsteps, becoming president of the American Gem Society and receiving the industry’s most coveted honor, the Robert M. Shipley Award.



Johann Paul

(415) 461-186  •

Once again, J. readers have selected Johann Paul Jewelers among their favorites. With over 200 years of 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. Johann Paul has many accolades and awards: recipient of best business in the North Bay and Marin Magazine. Beautiful jewelry to fit every budget and lifestyle.

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