Some Notable Jewelry Stores in Oregon
Sid Stevens Jewelers
140 1st Street SW
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:30am-6:00pm
Friday & Saturday 9:30am-5:00pm
Great place. Alot of interesting custom pieces, diamonds, colored gems, cameos, and so on. In March of 2002, Sid showed me an eye-clean loose round forest-green diamond weighing 1.76 carats, at that time the largest green diamond I had seen in person. Very nice stone. Good lighting. Friendly staff. Look for the tall, free-standing antique iron clock in front of their store, you know you're there.
Mid-Valley Gems & Jewelry
1434 Pacific Blvd SE
This store does estate sales, custom work, antique pieces, coins, watches, platinum, gold, etc. They have alot of very interesting local work for sale. Be sure to look at the pieces containing the multi-colored sapphires! Very nice!
215 2nd Street SW
Very nice store, large space and well lit. Very strong in just about every category. I love the large colored gems. At the time of writing this there was a roval (sort of round, sort of oval) blue sapphire weighing about 9.30 carats with very, very fine color, in the case on display. Lots of loose colored gems on display, and diamonds as well. The shop is known for its engraving (see above photo). Laser welding available.
Talisman Jewelers Ltd.
311 Madison Avenue SW
Great store! Many pieces my mom owns came from this shop. Gold, platinum, colored stones, pearls, jade, etc. Not only do they carry mokume gane pieces but the shop is also one of just four Eightstar Diamond dealers in Oregon (the other three are in Bend, Portland and Ashland). Eightstar a California company that produces extremely well-cut round brilliants. Be sure to see the multi-colored sapphire jewelry. Ask about colored diamonds, too, because they've had them in the past. Very interesting stones. Friendly staff, and well lit. Laser welding available.
354 SW Madison Avenue
The only silver shop in Corvallis, they also do repairs. Fine quality fashionable sterling silver pieces, designer names (Toby Pomeroy, Zena, Frederic Duclos, Breuning, etc)
Tiffany & Co.
330 Southeast Yamhill
Monday-Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday-Friday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
What more can be said that hasn't already been said? Interesting pieces! Surprised at the lack of fancy color diamonds, though, especially considering the most famous stone associated with the store is a colored diamond. Always a wide variety of engagement rings.
800 SW Broadway, at Yamhill
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00am until 5:00pm
Founded in 1932. One of the most facinating jewelery stores I have ever been in. They have a number of very interesting estate pieces, some of them very very old. The first time I went I got to look at the oldest piece of jewelry I have ever held in my hands (at that time): A gold bracelet with five rose-cut diamonds across the top from sometime in the 1700s, the center stone weighing about 3 carats. The staff was very friendly, and the whole store is very well lit. The shop is a Royal Asscher dealer. A MUST-SEE.
Carl Greve Jewelers
731 Morrison Street SW
Portland, Oregon 97205
Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday, 10:00pm - 5:00pm
Phone #: 503-223-7121
Founded in 1923. Another great jewelery store to see in Portland, also very close to Tiffany & Co. and Margulis. Carl Greve Jewelers has at least three fancy yellow diamond rings in the case at any given time. The staff is very friendly, and the store is huge - there is alot to see.
225 Liberty NE
The only Rolex dealer in the mid-valley. :) Great selection of fancy-cut colored stones, platinum, gold, and silver jewelry, watches, and on and on. Friendly staff. Well lit. Interesting work by local jewelers and antique/estate pieces as well. Ask them about the 'swivel rings'! Great place to stop if you're shopping around the Salem Center - it's just right down the street about a block from it. Look south on Liberty for the big neon sign with the clock. The Rolexes are cool, ask them to shake one for you so you can see the self-winding movement.