Jewelry in Rochester NY – A Shopping Experience

The other day, I went shopping for jewelry in Rochester NY. Let me tell you about my experience.

I started out in Webster, one of the Eastern suburbs of the Flower City, and also one of it’s fastest growing shopping districts. Here, all signs point to the highly respected West and Company Jewelry. Designer David Nytch has some astounding designs, first rate service, and a great selection of diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and gold rings, pendants, and earrings.

As I traveled closer to the city, I found myself on Monroe Avenue, long one of Rochester’s premier shopping districts. Here, you will find three jewelry stores that any serious shopper would do well to include in any visit to Rochester. The Source, Rochester’s answer to the mall jewelry stores, Cornell’s, and Mann’s. The latter two are both highly rated custom jewelers offering excellent selection and personal service.

Next, it was over to Park Avenue, just East of downtown Rochester. As I traveled through this eclectic shopping district, full of vibrant shops and a youthful exuberance, I visited several one of a kind shops, including Parkleigh and Walker’s Celtic Jewelry. They both offer a fine assortment of hard to find and unique pieces sure to please the hard to buy for person.

After a visit to each of the area’s malls, Eastview in Victor, Greece Towne in Greece, and The Marketplace in Henrietta, where I found the usual assortment of mall type jewelry outlets, including Littman’s, Kay, and Jared. I found a good selection compared with the big box department stores like J C Penney and Bon-Ton, but still not exactly what I was hoping and searching for.

In the end, I went back to the store that impressed me the most, West and Company in Webster, where I bought my wife a diamond anniversary ring that she adores, at a wallet pleasing price. No matter where you decide to buy, you can’t go wrong with Rochester NY Jewelry Stores.

Shopping For Jewelry in Rochester NY

If you live in Rochester NY and are in the market for jewelry such as a diamond engagement ring, ruby earrings, or a sapphire pendant necklace, there are a few basics you should know before setting out. A little understanding of the options you have in this medium sized upstate New York city will help you use your shopping time wisely.

The first thing to know is how the shopping districts are laid out. For your convenience, the three major malls in the area have a plethora of jewelry outlets from which to choose. Eastview mall in Victor has no less than 10 stores that deal in fine jewelry, including the large department stores stores JC Penney and Bon-Ton. South of Rochester, in Henrietta, The Marketplace Mall also has the department stores, in addition to specialty retailers like Kay, Littman, and Dakota Watch Company. To the North, The Mall at Greece Ridge features Zales, JB Robinson, and 9 others, so you will have plenty of options to pick from.

If mall jewelry stores aren’t exactly what you have in mind, there are a couple of upscale shopping districts you should know about. Three of the best known local jewelry outlets are located a stone’s throw from each other along the Monroe Avenue corridor. The Source is known for it’s pricing stategy that competes head on with the so-called “Mall” jewelry stores, while both Mann’s and Cornell’s are highly respected, locally owned custom jewelers.

The other shopping district you need to know about is Park Avenue, with an eclectic mix of unique shops and boutique jewelry stores, such as Parkleigh and Walker’s Celtic Jewelry. If something a bit offbeat is your style, Park Avenue is not to be missed.

For the true jewelry buff, the shopper looking for something of superior quality, yet still very unique and different, Rochester boasts a couple of highly rated and well spoken of custom jewelry designers. No matter where you are driving from, it’s well known that these jewelry stores are worth the drive to get here. The two I am speaking of are Palazzo Jewelers on Ridge Road in Greece, and West and Company on Bay Road in Webster.

All in all, Rochester NY jewelry shoppers are in for a rare treat when they visit the Flower City. Why not do yourself a favor and find out what all the fuss is about? You will be glad you did.