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Paris is a great city to shop for fine jewelry, as several of the world's most prominent jewelry houses were founded here. Head to the 1st arrondissement to find some of the best jewelry shopping in the city.
Down rue de la Paix you'll find stores full of diamonds and other precious gems, like Burma, Van Cleef & Arpels, Mellerio Dits Meller, and more, until you arrive at la Place Vendôme, where you'll find the flagship stores of some of the biggest jewelry houses in the world- the new Louis Vuitton fine jewelry boutique, Cartier, Jaeger le Coultre, Van Cleef & Arpels original flagship and jewelry making school, Boucheron, Chaumet, and also a Chanel fine jewelry boutique.
Hidden off of the Place is a custom jewelry maker who services only the creme de la creme when it comes to clients. JAR, named after its founder and designer, Joel Arthur Rosenthal, has a very discrete boutique open only by appointment. When you arrive at JAR, you can request access by pushing the rose in the wall under the archway leading off the Place de Vendôme. It's so hidden that you could easily walk past it and never know it was there.