Readers’ Choice 2019: Jewelry


Ben Shemano Jewelry

(415) 362-7777  •

Again making the J. Readers’ Choice hit parade is family-owned Ben Shemano Jewelry. Founder Ben Shemano buys and sells fine estate jewelry, watches, stones and also specializes in making custom pieces. In a private, secure showroom, he guides clients in their selections and can evaluate, sell or repurpose inherited jewelry.


(510) 547-7000  •

With stores in Berkeley and a soon-to-reopen renovated space in Oakland, Pave provides tailor-made service in cozy, eco-friendly jewelry stores. Offering custom designs and conflict-free diamonds. Vintage and vintage-inspired jewelry. Owner and founder  Michael Endlich is a national award-winning jewelry designer and winner of 16 AGTA Spectrum Awards in design and manufacturing over the past three years, a prestigious jewelry competition.



Gleim the Jeweler


(650) 325-3533  •

Starting in business in 1931, Gleim’s is still in the family, with granddaughter Georgie at the helm. The company has two locations in Palo Alto, including one at Stanford Shopping Center. All types of jewelry and watches for every taste and budget. First dealer in the U.S. to carry family-owned Bizzotto jewelry, which enjoys a heritage of wearable Italian luxury for more than half a century.



Johann Paul


(415) 461-1866  •

A new J. Readers’ Choice winner, Johann Paul is also the recipient of best business in the North Bay, among other awards. With over 200 years combined experience, the jewelers’ expertise in every aspect of the business is undeniable.  Their award-winning designs and ability to make challenging repairs and restorations make this shop a favorite in Larkspur.

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