Downtown Portland boasts an impressive batch of established luxury jewelers poised to make any diamond-encrusted fantasy a reality — and Oregon’s lack of sales tax makes it a perfect place to spring for a big purchase. We’ve collected 10 premium jewelers, all conveniently located within a few walkable city blocks.
Jewelry shopping in downtown Portland
Peruse precious gemstones and opulent accessories at these sparkling shops.
By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz | May 3, 2016 (updated Jan. 20, 2017)
Dating back to 1932, this revered fine jewelry boutique maintains a distinctly old-world feel, due in part to their impressive attention to detail. Margulis Jewelers offers a range of luxurious finery that includes Hermès watches, vintage pieces, bridal jewelry and custom atelier jewelry designed on-site by owner David Margulis himself.
Packouz has been family-owned and -operated since 1917 and continues to offer custom design, repair and restoration services. Their extensive bridal collection consists of timeless styles (think yellow gold, three-stone engagement rings) as well as designs made with platinum and white gold for more modern appeal.
Specializing in diamonds for weddings and special occasions, Kassab carries jewelry from world-class designers such as Tacori, Verragio, Gelin Abaci and Ritani. Their website even allows you to narrow your specifications in pursuit of your perfect diamond — search by shape, price, carat, cut, color and clarity.
Locally owned and operated, Malka offers a full-service jewelry shop and an impressive selection of new and vintage rings. Co-owner David Malka is a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America, a prestigious qualification denoting his extraordinary familiarity with gemstones.
This family-owned jeweler specializes in designing custom jewelry in tandem with clients. As soon as you enter, you’ll see the open workshop where Gary Swank and his daughter Chelsea collaborate to design custom engagement rings, wedding bands, class rings and more.
Downtown jewelry fixture Maloy’s specializes in repurposing vintage jewelry and antique stones to produce customized modern pieces for the next generation. Their opulent cocktail rings make the perfect statement pieces, while the elegant bridal jewelry offers timeless appeal.
This downtown jeweler uses cutting-edge technology to make your diamond dreams a reality; the expert staff uses computer-aided design (CAD) software to render custom wax models. ABC also offers lavishly designed bracelets, rings, earrings and necklaces made with diamonds, gold and sterling silver.
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