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Thursday, November 19,2009

A little bling helps make the holiday bright

By Marissa Hermanson

Ornaments and tinsel aren’t exclusive to holiday celebrations. Adorn yourself or your loved one with a little glitz this holiday season by buying from a locally owned jewelry store. Each store stands out because of the unique selection that it offers, whether that be heirloom or custom-made pieces. And they offer a wide price bracket, accommodating to those whose holiday budget is feeling constrained because of the economy.

Custom-designed pieces

Hurdle’s Jewelry Hurdle’s selection for men ranges from designer watches like Tag Heuer and Breitling to William Henry pocketknives. Ladies’ gifts range from classic pieces like diamond studs and pendants to fancy stones. Prices range from $30 to $100 for silver designer jewelry or up to $50,000 for more exquisite custom pieces. Hurdle’s Jewelry is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Hurdle’s is located at 1402 Pearl St. in Boulder For more information, call 303-443-1084, or visit www.hurdlesjewelry.com.

Angie Star Jewelry Angie Star Jewelry was established in 2002 by Colorado native Angela Olsgard. The shop specializes in custom designs, including jewelry for weddings and other special occasions, as well as hand-forged metal jewelry. With an emphasis on sustainable practices, such as using recycled metals and ethically sourced materials, their women silversmiths create each piece by hand. Angie Star is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. It is located at 1807 Pearl St. in Boulder. Go to www.angiestarjewelry. com for more information, or call 720- 565-0288.

Heirloom

Classic Facets Antique Jewelry Classic Facets’ jewelry comes from 37 states and 10 countries and includes everything from vintage, rhinestonestudded costume jewelry to a 200-yearold Persian necklace and $20,000 diamond rings. White gold rings from the 1920s are popular, as is European jewelry from the Victorian era. Jewelry ranges from $50 to $20,000. Classic Facets is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. The store is located at 942 Pearl St. in Boulder. Call 303-938- 8851, or visit www.classicfacets.com.

Diamonds and Gemstones

Boulder Jewelry Company Boulder Jewelry Company sells Canadian diamonds, colored diamonds and gemstones, one-of-a-kind necklaces with semi-precious or rare stones, Spanish silver and pearls. Boulder Jewelry has a range of prices, depending on your holiday budget. You can spend anywhere from $60 to $2,000. The shop is geared more toward women, but there are also men’s items as well, like watches, bracelets, money clips and rings. Boulder Jewelry is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Boulder Jewelry Company is located at 2660 Canyon Blvd. (in the Marriot Hotel’s lobby) in Boulder. For more information, call 303-245-8858, or visit www.boulderjewelrycompany.com.

Celebrate Milestones

Walters & Hogsett Fine Jewelers Walters & Hogsett has gifts for every kind of celebration — including the holidays. Does she want a necklace that makes a statement? The Italian line, Rebecca, is high fashion with its geometric shapes and colored gemstones. The price point is also affordable, starting at $125. The Italian line also offers rings, earrings and pendants. Also, diamonds are timeless and start at $250 for a pendant. Walters & Hogsett isn’t just for deep-pocket shoppers. It also offers gifts under $100, like Scandinavian and Irish crystal, European pens and sterling silver charms. Walters & Hogsett is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shop is located at 2425 Canyon Blvd. in Boulder. Call 303- 499-2626, or visit www.waltersandhogsett.com. Walters and Hogsett also launched a new micro-site, www.bouldergetsengaged.com.

Designed in Boulder

Peter Rosen Jewelry Designer Peter Rosen, Boulder jewelry designer and creator since the early 1970s, designs and sells rings, pendants, necklaces and earrings that have a wide price range. He has an extensive selection of opals. Opal pendants start at $200 to $300 and can be as much as $17,000. Rosen’s earrings range from $75 to $20,000. He typically sells wedding rings and jewelry for anniversaries.

Peter Rosen´s shop is open Monday through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. His shop is located at 1600 Pearl St. in Boulder. Call 303-443-2852, or visit www.rosenjewelrydesigner.com.

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