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When it comes to shopping for fine jewelry in the City by the Bay, you only need to know one thing: San Francisco is home to Graff Diamonds’ flagship California store. Located on Post Street, the 2,500-square-foot store was elegantly designed by architect Peter Marino, complete with a limestone façade, parchment paneling and stitched leather desks for an intimate viewing experience. Browse the precious stones expertly displayed throughout the space, and once you’ve picked out your next show-stopping bauble, head to one of the nearby luxury hotels, such as Forbes Travel Guide Five-Stars Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco and The St. Regis San Francisco, to celebrate with a drink.
Union Square, in the heart of downtown San Francisco, is a great place for fine jewelry shopping. There are plenty of big name jewelry stores like Tiffany and Co., Bulgari, and Cartier. There are also department stores such as Neiman Marcus, Macy's, and Saks Fifth Avenue that have a wide selection of fine jewelry. However, if you're looking for a one of a kind piece made by a local jewelry designer, head to the Gallery of Jewels on Post Street.
A San Francisco chain, the Gallery of Jewels offers a curated assortment of limited-edition jewels made by Bay Area artisans. From stone pendents on delicate chains to dazzling dangling sapphire earrings to stacked golden rings, the Gallery of Jewels has something for everyone. The Gallery of Jewels also has special promotions that run throughout the year, so plan on making your purchases accordingly. For example, from June 28 - July 14, 2013 is their Endless Love Bridal Event. The ring extravaganza features collections by both local and national designers.