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The Gems of Leeds

24 June 2015
The Gems of Leeds
With so many jewellery stores in Leeds to choose from, all offering a wide array of sparkling goods, it can sometimes be a bit of a mission trying to work out the best destinations to find those beautiful treasures you have in mind. To give you a helping hand, we've hunted down some of the best gems in the city to satisfy all of your jewellery needs. Whether you're after a quirky one-off item that nobody else has, a heart-warming gift for a loved one or if you're looking for something truly special to pop the question with, Leeds has something for you.

#Aladdin’s Cave for Antique Jewellery and Unusual Pieces

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If you're seeking something a little bit different and unlike any mass produced items on the high street, a stop at Aladdin’s Cave is sure to sort you out. Much like its name, this family business is full of unusual and unexpected treasures. Located amongst the independent stores of Queens Arcade, Aladdin’s Cave specialises in antique gold and silver jewellery, as well as diamonds and many other exciting pieces including amber, semi-precious and precious stone set jewellery and marcasite. Offering everything from Edwardian pendants to ethnic bracelets, this is the perfect place for quirky people seeking beautiful antique pieces that no one else has.

#Argent for Modern and Contemporary Pieces

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Located just off Briggate in Thornton’s Arcade, Argent source their stunning collections from both popular international names as well as up and coming local designers to provide the city with a great variety of jewellery items. With the principles behind their business being 'excellence and innovation in design, quality and individuality', you can be sure to find some beautiful pieces to last you a lifetime in here. As well as offering a gorgeous range of modern and contemporary jewellery including cufflinks, brooches and charms, Argent also offers a bespoke service, handcrafting special pieces specifically suited to your individual tastes. Whether you're in need of something pretty, something a little bit eccentric or something totally romantic, Argent is a must stop by destination for on-trend modern pieces.

#Berry’s for Luxurious and Fancy Treats

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Established in 1897 as one of the most distinguished retail jewellers in the North, Berry’s is known for their high quality jewellery and exceptional customer service. With more than one store located in the centre, the people of Leeds are spoilt for choice with the vast selection of jewellery, watches and giftware they have on offer. As well as stocking famous international brands including Chanel, Bulgari and Omega for those high fashion lovers, Berry’s also make their own jewellery for those seeking exclusive and up to date pieces; not to mention the restyling and repairing service they provide making those broken possessions wearable once again. With expertise in watches and diamonds, Berry’s is the ideal store to pick up something extra special for those with lavish tastes.

#Yorkshire Jewellery for New and Vintage Pieces

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Situated in the luxurious County Arcade in Victoria Quarter, Yorkshire Jewellery has to be one of the county's finest independent stores stocking everything from wedding rings and coloured stone pendants to rings and pearl earrings. Having been located in Victoria Quarter for over 20 years now, they've stayed successful despite the growing number of jewellers in the area, and with their beautiful jewellery range, this comes as no surprise. As well as stocking new pieces, Yorkshire Jewellery also sell a selection of pre-owned jewellery, giving them that special edge that some high street stores often lack. With some pieces aged over 100 years, this is a sure-fire jewellers to pick up some lusted-after vintage pieces as well as the spectrum of birthstone jewellery – the perfect birthday gift no matter what their age.

#Outrage for Hand Crafted and Affordable Gems

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If you're a fan of one-of-a-kind pieces then there's no better place than the Corn Exchange with its quirky independent boutiques, one of those being Outrage. Established in 1989 in Leeds, Outrage offers a wide selection of hand crafted jewellery options that scream sophistication and elegance. With their collection of one-off engagement rings, wedding rings and their made to order service to suit everyone's unique tastes, if you’re looking for something for that special occasion that's not mass produced, then this is your shop. With a selection of unusual pieces, at Outrage you can buy something truly unique without a hefty price tag.

From unusual vintage pieces to stunning designer jewellery, no matter what your tastes are, Leeds has something for everyone.

Hannah is head of Retail Therapy and Health and Beauty at Leeds Living. She is an English Language Graduate with a penchant for all things fashion and beauty.