7 x Unique Chicago Jewelry and Accessories


Discover the essence of Chicago’s diverse jewelry scene, from contemporary chic at Pistachios in River North to the timeless craftsmanship of Lester Lampert. Explore unique pieces at Nomadic Ant and celebrate diversity with Adornment & Theory in Logan Square.


Showcasing artists from around the world, Pistachios in River North sells contemporary jewelry, with a specialty in “Looped” permanent jewelry. Shop chic minimalist earrings, quirky colorful necklaces or vintage clip-ons. Broaden your shopping experience with jewelry dishes, pins and hair clips. Pistachios also hosts public events such as gallery exhibitions and Sip n’ Shop nights. Currently, the store is exhibiting Heather Guidero’s “Conversation Pieces.” The collection, inspired by modern design, fashion and architecture, runs through mid-January.

Lester Lampert

Crafting everything from engagement rings to unique custom pieces, Lester Lampert has been perfecting the art of jewelry since 1920. A family legacy spanning four generations, they’ve kept their creativity alive while embracing modern technology. Lester Lampert is all about exceptional design, creative spirit, and making pieces that become timeless treasures. 


Combining a passion for traveling and jewelry making, Nomadic Ant in Lincoln Square crafts unique pieces for the shoppers who want to stand out. Here, you’ll find gold pendants from the “Goddess Collection” and products ranging from minimalist design to striking stones. The store values a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, and regularly hosts special events like artist pop-ups and community DJ nights. The jewelry store also runs an online travel blog.


Adornment & Theory, an award-winning, independent jewelry store, showcases designers from across the globe with ornate craftsmanship and eye-catching styles. The shop in Logan Square on the Northwest Side only exhibits pieces made by women, and Black, brown, and indigenous people. More than 50 emerging artists have their works displayed and private services are available for custom pieces, Experience the impact of Adornment & Theory at one of the numerous designer events hosted throughout the year and have personal interactions with the faces behind the individual products.


E & J Designs began in 2000 as a hobby for mother Eva and daughter Jolie. Now, nearly 25 years later, this duo has a retail location in the Loop as well as an online shop. Specializing in gold and gold brass, the mother-daughter team has more than 600 unique pieces in a range of styles. Whether you’re looking for a classy set of earrings or a boldly colored stone necklace to stand out, you’ll be sure to find a product for any occasion.


Settled in Chicago’s West Loop, Takohl jewelry pieces are for men, women and children of all ages. Showcased around the world, Takohl’s pieces have been featured in the New York TimesCondé Nast Brides and the Chicago Tribune. Services at Takohl include custom designing, jewelry restyling, appraisals, repairs and engraving by hand. The men’s collection includes metal and stone pendants, engraved cufflinks, rings and tie bars. Takohl’s Amulet and Galactic collections add individual creativity and charm to this jewelry brand.


From bone leather chokers and vertebrae hoops to pendant necklaces and biker rings, Ukrainian Village’s Tarnish is the store for the men and women who forge their own style. Here, you’re guaranteed to discover statement pieces that will be hard to find anywhere else. Pair these distinctive jewelry items with Tarnish clothing, accessories, footwear and handbags, or shop for home decor and biking helmets. For a fun addition to your shopping purchases, Tarnish sells patches, pins and stickers so your accessories can be just as fashionable as your jewelry selections.

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