Our Story

The Beginning
Art and Gems is a third generation family jewelry business. Art & Gems was founded in 1983 and we make custom designed jewelry, jewelry repair, and have our own jewelry line. The owner has been in the jewelry business since 1969 and today Art & Gems operates as a father and son small business. We do not believe that geeks should have to settle for jewelery that is painted, plastic, mass produced overseas, or all three. All of our jewelry is made in the USA by hand and we have jewelry from this website delivered to 6 out of 7 continents (or 7 out of 8, if Zealandia counts as a continent).

We’ve cold called some penguins, in an attempt to get all of the world’s continents, but that Antarctica remains elusive.

Deeper Meaning
The goal of our designs is create jewelry of a common interest that may have brought you and your significant other together. What our customers want is to get the ring that best fits their relationship. Our jewelry is always looking at a deeper meaning behind the design. We want jewelry to tell a story and we feel like we’ve accomplished this.

Police Box Ring

“This is the best gift you could give your geeky other half when you pop the big question. How could they not say yes?”
http://technabob.com/ in reference to our Police Box Ring

 

Eco-Friendlier
Since over 25 tons of Earth are displaced to obtain 1 ounce of Gold, all our jewelry is made from 100% recycled metals as our commitment to the Earth. Our metals are refined until impurities are removed before they’re used in our jewelry. We also ensure that all of our stones are ethically sourced (no “conflict diamonds”). Our center diamonds are man made, but are identical down to the atomic level to mined diamonds allowing for a much smaller environmental impact. As further commitment to the Earth we only use 100% post-consumer recycled paper in our office printed using 100% Solar Power (through SREC), 100% recycled cardboard boxes and packing stuffing, and use carbon-neutral shipping for all orders. At the time of this writing we have a reservation for a Tesla Model 3 to replace our ICE vehicle.

Address
Art & Gems Jewelers
8 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603-3333

Warranty and Returns
All of our jewelry comes with a 1 year warranty against manufacturer defects starting from the date of delivery.

We have a 30 day return policy for our jewelry, starting from the date of delivery. Return by 30 days for a full refund on the product minus the cost of shipping. Before you ship the item back make sure you receive a confirmation from us for the return. We are not able to take returns on any customized jewelry. Please use the contact form on our website to initiate the return and to receive further instructions.

Returns must have the original receipt, and all items must be returned in it’s original condition. This includes the jewelry, jewelry box, and diamond certificate where applicable. The jewelry cannot be returned with signs of wear such as scratches, dents, marks, or damage. We thank you for your understanding.

 

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Shop our entire gallery including our famous Police Box inspired rings.

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Our Police Box ring was recently featured on When Geeks Wed, CNET, Mail Online, Geekologie, and Geeks are Sexy.