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Diamonds are girls’ best friends! Or so they say. And whether you have a special occasion coming up or not, you ought to know about some of the best jewelry retailers around. Check out our top favorites. – Roxana Bardan

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Radcliffe Jewelers

1848 Reisterstown Road,
Baltimore, MD 21208
(410) 484-2900

With an extraordinary large selection of jewelry, watches, diamonds, china, crystal and silver, Radcliffe Jewelers offers unparallel merchandise to cater to all needs and tastes. One of the country’s premier jewelry retailer, Radcliffe Jewelers features designers such as Elizabeth Locke, H. Stern and David Yurman, just to name a few. With two Baltimore area locations, one in Pikesville and one in Towson, Radcliffe is indeed “the luxury name of jewelry and gifts.” The retailer provides many other great services, such as jewelry and watches repair, financing, traditional and non-order registry, and bridal assistance. Check website for hours of operations and locations.

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Smyth Jewelers

2020 York Road
Timonium, MD 21093
(800) 638-3333
(410) 252-6666

The “preferred Jeweler of the Ravens,” Smyth Jewelers impresses with an incredible selection of diamonds, jewels, and the finest designers pieces around, like Vera Wang and Vera Bradley. Smyth Jewelers also features the famous Pandora Unforgettable Moments collection and it’s known for the phenomenal customer service and wedding rings selections. Check the website for other area locations and hours of operations.

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Fire & Ice, Inc.

9578 Deereco Road
Timonium, MD  21093
(410) 560-6750

The varied and vibrant collections, numerous stores, and long-time passion for the metal craft make Fire & Ice “fascinating, creative, unique.” The famous jewelry retailer offers incredible service and themed collections, such as gemstone carvings, fossils, art glass, and also mind, body and spirit collections. Fire & Ice also offers treasure programs and jewelry education, so see website for more information.

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Samuelson’s Diamonds 

419 West Baltimore Street,
Baltimore, MD 21201
(800) 374-4367
(410) 837-0290

A proud family business that gained strength and popularity over time, Samuelson’s Diamonds is built on the concept that “trust is a family tradition.” Thus, a diamond from Samuelson’s is not only selected by the owner for its brilliance, but it comes with a century of experience. Check out the website for rates, deals and much more.

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Everett Designers of Fine Jewelry

River Hill Village Center
6030 Daybreak Circle #A250
Clarksville, MD 21029
(410) 531-7990

A local jewelry store since 1988, Everett Designers of Fine Jewelry impresses through its unique collections and its specialized fine, custom jewelry. The store features fine and exotic gemstones, incredible designs and hand-crafted pieces by its own staff of goldsmiths and designers. Besides its creative designs and fine craftsmanship, Everett Designers of Fine Jewelry is known for the personal attention given to each customer and great sense of humor.