1710 N. Damen, (773)384-7700, gemjewelryboutique.com [ratings]
Goods: Women’s jewelry, non-traditional wedding rings, estate and vintage jewelry. Designers: Laura Kitsos’ mixed-metal creations with 18K gold and blackened silver, along with her Pica line of cast vintage initials and an array of creations from new designers such as Melissa Joy Manning and ila & I. Owner: Jewelry designer Laura Kitsos. Vibe: The Tinkerbelle-sized boutique surrounded in pale blue walls feels like a walk-in jewelry box. Price Range: Moderate. The Look: Aglitter with colorful, Indian-influenced or nature-inspired gems. The Gem femme wears timeless pieces with trendy nuance and loves delicate but eye-catching accessories. Shopper’s Perks: Kitsos can custom-design jewelry and makes more than half the jewelry featured. New pieces are put on the floor daily.
UPDATED OCTOBER 2009