The Jewels of St. Michaels

Adornments and finery!  Ornaments and treasures! We have it all here in St. Michaels. Jewelry lovers new and old have a vast array of sparkling choices when it comes to our local gems. Warm up your winter days by visiting some Five Gables’ favorite shops!

Bliss Jewelry, located at 100-A South Talbot Street, offers a little bit ofsomething for every potential customer. With most of the dazzling trinkets available for under $30, this boutique should be on your list of shopping destinations when visiting our waterfront village. Don’t forget to take some time to browse through the charming and guilfocolorful array of unique gifts that owner April Whitacre has stocked her shelves with! And remember, during the months of February and March, Bliss is open four days a week, Friday through Monday.

Creative Xpressions, with its storefront on 202-B South Talbot Street, shines its spotlight on many talented jewelry artists. The artists’ handmade creations include recycled industrial glass, semi-precious stones, fresh-water pearls and other mixed media to construct elegant and wearable pieces. This is the ultimate artistic jeweler’s Mecca!

DBS Jewelers, located at 111 South Talbot Street, is home to the winner of the 2010 JCK Top Designer Retailer award. Owner Aida Liesure received the highly-esteemed Jewelers’ Choice Award for the second year in a row! The jewelry design competition recognizes the most innovative jewelry designs. If this information isn’t enough to get you in the door, we don’t know what will! With collections that center on gemstones, nautically-inspired creations, pearls, white and yellow gold and one-of-a–kind baubles, you must add this destination to your shopping plans.

Guilford and Company, 202 South Talbot Street, specializes in estate and antique jewelry. The extensive collection includes items from Tiffany and Company, Cartier, Bulgari, and David Yurman, just to name a few. Drop by and browse the resplendent inventory 7 days a week!

Ophiuroidea, fondly known as “The O”, is located in “The Old Sewing Factory” on 609 South Talbot Street. Nestled between the St. Michael’s Winery and Eastern Shore Brewery, this uncommon “coastal inspired jewelry made by Maryland artisans” shop features Mermaid Seaglass and Chesapeake Bracelets as well as sand-dollar inspired wearable pieces. It’s worth the visit to simply explore and be inspired within their on-site workshop, where you can watch their artists at work!

Silver Linings, 203 South Talbot Street, proves that, indeed, “every cloud has a silver lining”. Owned by Aida Leisure, who also owns DBS, this one-of-a-kind jewelry shop has original pieces that capture the charm and beauty of our Chesapeake Bay. Shelves are filled with innovative jewelry designs that are created with sterling silver and gemstones. From internationally recognized designers to trendy collectible lines like Chamilia and Kameleon, Silver Linings has something for everyone – including gift certificates!

The best part about jewelry shopping in St. Michaels? All of the best shops in town are located just steps down Talbot Street from Five Gables!

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