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When it comes to finding the best jewelry store around, the reality is that everyone has their own favorites. But when you talk to enough people around Detroit, the five listed below always come out as being on top. So if you are seeing fair pricing or custom designs, you will find it at one of the retailers listed below.

Elements Custom Jewelry Studio
512 South Center St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 544-4111

When you have a jewelry store that focuses on personal taste and then combines it with custom designs, then you have found somewhere that can create a piece that is all “you,” and you will find this at Elements. Under the direction of Brendan Sherwood, founder and chief designer, custom jewelry can be created that is unique to the individual yet at the same time, incorporates the vision of the designer. From custom jewelry to wedding and engagement rings, Elements will provide the services you need.

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Edmund T. Ahee Jewelers
20139 Mack Ave.
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
(313) 886-4600

When your firm has the family name on it, you do your best to uphold the honor of the family and at Ahee Jewelers, it has done just that. Not only has the retailer once again been named as one of America’s Best Jewelers, but when it is only one of 17 shops receiving the award out of 56,000 independent retailers, then you know it is something special. Ahee offers works of jewelry art that range from a selection from some of the top designers to the Ahee Collection and, of course, custom-designed pieces. It is the place to go for expert advice from a family of jewelers that offer nothing but the best to their customers.

Herman’s Creations Jewelers East Inc.
28885 Gratiot Ave.
Roseville, MI 48066
(586) 776-3200

From diamond earrings to custom-designed engagement rings or anniversary bands, you will find what you are looking for at Herman’s. For the past 43 years, Herman’s has been offering the best in service design and selection. There are literally hundreds of designs in stock or available, all handpicked, and if there is nothing in the existing lines of jewelry that intrigues you, the design staff at Herman’s can create something to fit your taste. This level of service combined with very competitive pricing puts this shop near the top of the list.

Infinity Jewelers
305 S. Main St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(249) 291-9600

If you are looking for a jeweler that can offer a large selection of the latest designs or that will appraise your collection, then Infinity is a must-visit shop. Offering some of the most up-to-date jewelry fashions from leaders in the industry, you will find an immense selection of pre-made pieces at prices that can be considered more than reasonable. Also offered are jewelry repairs by a group of expert jewelers to bring an older and beloved piece back to life. For those with an old yet cherished watch that they would love to see keeping time again, the watch experts at Infinity will be able to help.

Milkins Jewelers
3160 Biddle Ave.
Wyandotte, MI 48192
(734) 284-9044

In the world where jewelry shops come and go, Milkins of Wyandotte has stayed put in the Downriver community for over 105 years and has grown to become one of the most respected jewelry retailers in the nation. Unlike many of the top stores around, Milkins works to be able to meet the taste and budget of all its customers. With a large selection of color stone and diamond jewelry, along with lines from the top designers, Milkins can offer something for every taste.

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