1. Von’s Diamonds and Jewelry
Location: 3217 Elida Road, Lima
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Highlights: Von’s has been family owned and operated for 56 years, with Dennis Vondrell (second generation) and Stephanie Vondrell-Stolly (third generation) continuing the traditions. They promise a pressure-free shopping experience. The team includes a certified jeweler and watch-maker completing all repairs in store. You can also custom design jewelry.
2. Beckman Jewelers, Ottawa
Location: 117 W. Main St., Ottawa
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Highlights: The fifth generation of the Beckman family, Greg Beckman, is now running this cornerstone business in downtown Ottawa. They’ve been around since 1888, but they’re not resting on their laurels, though. They have a wide variety of watches, rings, necklaces, bracelets and clocks to help celebrate the special moments in life.
3. Don Jenkins Jeweler, Lima
Location: 117 N. Elizabeth St,. Lima
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Highlights: Since 1926, Don Jenkins has established a reputation built on hard work, values and ethics. Now Scott Koenig, the third generation of the family, and staff work to help people find the right diamond for that special occasion.
Honorable Mention: Dunkin’s Diamonds, Lima; Kay Jewelers, Lima; Wannemacher Jewelers, Ottawa