Super Spots for Sparkling SoWal Jewelry
December 12, 2017 by Kerri Parker
From luxurious leather & pearls to shimmering silver and glorious gold, your jewelry choice often reflects your emotions, enhances your appearance, and can even spark conversation.
Jewelry is not a necessity, but to those of us who love to accessorize, it is part of who we are. Here is our latest SoWal List of some of our favorite local places to shop for jewelry.
La Vie Est Belle
Wendy Mignot is a visionary. Her designs put a twist on the once traditional strand of pearls, with each one-of-a-kind piece hand-crafted and strung on soft, hand-rolled leather and tied with precision and care. La Vie Est Belle is located on Central Square in Seaside, Florida - which is all decked out and lit up for the holidays. But don’t fret if you can’t make it to Seaside, you can visit the e-boutique at www.wendymignot.com for a showcase of her work.
What we love about Shimmering Seas is the variety of selections, seemingly endless, but also price ranges that make buying jewelry less intimidating for the pocket book. Their flagship store is located at 30Avenue in Inlet Beach, with a second location in Pier Park in Panama City Beach.
The Alys Shoppe
The Alys Shoppe has sourced jewelry that will keep you on trend, and coming back for more every chance you get. We especially love the Coastal Road collection of jewelry and accessories. Their metallic wrap bracelet may be the hottest style of the year. The Alys Shoppe is aptly located in Alys Beach. Follow their Facebook page for inspiration.
Summer House Lifestyle
Summer House Lifestyle offers everything from quality furniture, apothecary, to remarkable jewelry. The lifestyle store makes our list because we fell head over heels with one unique piece after another. Imagine our intrigue to find a vintage whistle that has been re-purposed as a fascinating necklace or bracelet design; as a whistle, it also offers a sense of protection. The Grayton Beach storefront is located in a quaint shopping district called Uptown Grayton, next to Another Broken Egg. Checkout their website at www.summerhouselifestyle.com.
Gioia Fine Jewelry & Gifts is a boutique in the SoWal beach town of Seaside. They also have a sister store called Destin Jewelers in Destin, Florida. We love their romantic jewelry that we consider wearable art. The jewelry you will find at Gioia is sophisticated and timeless. Check out their website to learn more.