Whether it’s a wedding, commitment ceremony, an anniversary or just because, a piece of investment jewelry will always be treasured and a one-of-a-kind piece will forever be admired.

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1262 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

Owners Charles and Harriet Fogarty have been designing jewelry for over 35 years. Their storefront, located on Grand Avenue in St. Paul, is host to a remarkable collection of fine jewelry including everything from natural stones to glittering diamonds in unique colors. They have their own goldsmith on site and love the challenge of a custom order.

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EC Design Studios

Northrup King Building #436
1500 Jackson St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55409

Emily Catherine Johnson is the artist behind modern metal pieces designed with silver, 14K pink gold and 18K yellow gold. Her custom wedding and commitment pieces are strikingly simple using a blend of colored metals and gemstones. Pieces are available for purchase at The Grand Hand Gallery, Gallery 360 and Lowell Lundeen.

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George Sawyer

Available at various locations.

The delicate, intricate designs in artist George Sawyer’s pieces are almost unbelievable. With inspiration from Japanese culture and include the Koi™ and Wabi Sabi™ collections, layering precious metals to create what looks like a painting. Available through local and national George Sawyer galleries and retailers.

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Karin Jacobson

1500 Jackson St. NE
Suite 288
Minneapolis, MN 55413

A household name in trendy jewelry, Karin creates stunning Scandinavian-inspired wedding and commitment rings using palladium and gemstones. Simple, sculptural and functional run through all of her pieces. Shop her items locally at Gallery 360, Lowell Lundeen Jewelry, Walker Art Center Gift Shop and online as well as studio openings, including sample sales.

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Murphy Design


Artist Patrick Murphy’s jewelry is directly connected to his passion for the natural world as well as his training as a gemologist. His pieces are rich in color and artistry and include pendants, rings and earrings. He is in jewelry stores nationwide and can be found locally at Laurie Kottke Fine Jewelry, Joel Sherbourne Jewelers and Lasker Blickle Jewelers.

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Sarah Michaela Designs

Casket Arts Building
681 17th Avenue NE
Studio #211
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Sterling silver artist Sarah brings her Santa Fe metalsmith training to juried fine art fairs, retailers and galleries. Her simple, industrial design features gemstones beautifully on wedding and commitment bands. Monthly studio openings and custom designs are available.

-Sasha Westin is a local image consultant specializing in helping people learn how to dress in their best colors and styles. She shares client makeovers, style basics and outfit ideas on the Fabuliss blog, hosts an open discussion called #stylechat Sunday nights on Twitter and is passionate about helping everyone have success with style.