If you live in Rochester NY and are in the market for jewelry such as a diamond engagement ring, ruby earrings, or a sapphire pendant necklace, there are a few basics you should know before setting out. A little understanding of the options you have in this medium sized upstate New York city will help you use your shopping time wisely.
The first thing to know is how the shopping districts are laid out. For your convenience, the three major malls in the area have a plethora of jewelry outlets from which to choose. Eastview mall in Victor has no less than 10 stores that deal in fine jewelry, including the large department stores stores JC Penney and Bon-Ton. South of Rochester, in Henrietta, The Marketplace Mall also has the department stores, in addition to specialty retailers like Kay, Littman, and Dakota Watch Company. To the North, The Mall at Greece Ridge features Zales, JB Robinson, and 9 others, so you will have plenty of options to pick from.
If mall jewelry stores aren’t exactly what you have in mind, there are a couple of upscale shopping districts you should know about. Three of the best known local jewelry outlets are located a stone’s throw from each other along the Monroe Avenue corridor. The Source is known for it’s pricing stategy that competes head on with the so-called “Mall” jewelry stores, while both Mann’s and Cornell’s are highly respected, locally owned custom jewelers.
The other shopping district you need to know about is Park Avenue, with an eclectic mix of unique shops and boutique jewelry stores, such as Parkleigh and Walker’s Celtic Jewelry. If something a bit offbeat is your style, Park Avenue is not to be missed.
For the true jewelry buff, the shopper looking for something of superior quality, yet still very unique and different, Rochester boasts a couple of highly rated and well spoken of custom jewelry designers. No matter where you are driving from, it’s well known that these jewelry stores are worth the drive to get here. The two I am speaking of are Palazzo Jewelers on Ridge Road in Greece, and West and Company on Bay Road in Webster.