Best Places For Handmade Jewelry In Seattle

December 31, 2013 5:00 AM

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Seattle is the shopping hub of the Pacific Northwest and it is not difficult to find unique and handmade gifts at a number of its independent shops and boutiques. If you’re in search of one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, those are not hard to find either, since Seattle has numerous shops that specialize in featuring local artist designs and creations. Next time you are in the market for a new piece of jewelry, be sure to check out these centrally located jewelry shops and boutiques to find your very own “diamond in the rough” or have a jewelry item custom made.

Ponytail Jewelry Studio
2603 N.W. Market St.
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 724-0585

The Ponytail Jewelry Studio is located in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood and features “statement” jewelry that is handmade by a variety of local artists. All jewelry pieces are one of a kind and some are made with semi-precious gemstones, while others are made with precious metals, such as gold, silver, brass or copper. If you’re looking for a specialty item or custom order, Ponytail Jewelry Studio can help with that too. Come into the studio, choose one of the local artists who has designs you like and you can work with them to create an amazing wedding ring, engagement ring, jewelry set and more.

Hitchcock Madrona
1406 34th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 838-7173

Hitchcock Madrona opened in Seattle in 2006 and is reminiscent of a stylish, high-end jewelry and accessories boutiques you might find in Los Angeles or New York City. All jewelry items are handmade by fabulous designers of the Northwest and range from edgy and funky pieces to elegant, vintage-inspired pieces that are sure to draw attention and praise. Come into the boutique and choose from lavish cocktail rings, bold earrings, innovative necklaces and other accessories made from recycled materials and vintage parts.

Kimberly Baker Jewelry
6421 Phinney Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 852-1145

Launched in 2005, Kimberly Baker Jewelry has been a staple designer and shop in the Seattle area. The handmade jewelry pieces she features in her latest boutique called Ship Song include an expansive collection not only from her own designs, but also from her favorite jewelry designers in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to hip, modern jewelry pieces, Kimberly Baker Jewelry features many items with vintage-looking attributes that are popular with brides-to-be, as well as for engagements and anniversaries.

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Green Lake Jewelry Works
550 N.E. Northgate Way
Seattle, WA 98125
(206) 527-1108

Seattle’s Green Lake Jewelry Works has been around since 1996, and while it began in the Green Lake neighborhood of Seattle, it has moved to a much larger location along Northgate Way. Green Lake Jewelry Works features fine jewelry pieces from numerous Northwest artists who design and create these truly unique pieces on-site in the company’s jewelry studio. In 2012, Green Lake Jewelry Works was voted the “coolest store in America” by Instore magazine editors for its custom jewelry pieces that include engagement rings, wedding bands and wedding sets.

600 Pine St., Suite 130
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 315-8080

Twist prides itself on being the best store in Seattle to find fine jewelry as well as contemporary funky and fashion jewelry from various Northwest designers and artists. When you see Twist from the outside, you may not know if it’s an art gallery or a boutique because of the bold, metallic statue that stands out in front of its doors and the beautiful window displays of the shop’s featured jewelry. Whether you are looking for a unique engagement ring or wedding set, or perhaps a jewelry set for your sweetheart, a close friend or family member, Twist has such a vast selection of items to choose from that you will probably end up walking out with something for yourself too.

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Sue Gabel has been writing entertainment and travel-related articles in the greater Puget Sound/Seattle area since 1999. She writes about music, the Seattle scene and more. Her work can be found on

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