Jülz by Alan Rodriguez in downtown Canton specializes in custom-made jewelry, including engagement rings and wedding bands.

The shop’s owner, Alan Rodriguez, annually travels to Antwerp, Belgium (the “diamond capital of the world”), to select conflict-free diamonds to bring back to the shop.

In addition to selling jewelry, the shop also offers jewelry restoration and jewelry and watch repairs. Photos on the website show how an inherited watch that no longer works was transformed into a cuff bracelet.

Jülz is all about unique jewelry. The variety in the shop is astounding. But if you still don’t see a sparkle that catches your eye, you can opt for a custom design.

The shop also stands out from others in that local artists’ work lines the gallery wall.

Staff members also keep a blog on the site where they write about the different jewelry in the store and provide more information about the history of gemstones.

5 Gifts for jewelry lovers

Cuff bracelet
A sterling-silver and yellow gold bracelet in a honeycomb design that has a border of white sapphires set in prongs.

The pear-shaped earrings also are yellow gold and sterling silver with a honeycomb design and a white-sapphire border.

Opal bracelet
The 14-karat yellow-gold bangle bracelet has a 2.65-carat opal doublet and has .25-carat of diamonds surrounding the opal and on the bar.

Pendant and chain
The 18-inch chain is a double strand sterling-silver finished chain with a lobster-claw clasp. The pendant is sterling silver and yellow gold with a honeycomb design and a white-sapphire border.
$425 for the pendant, $90 for the chain

Man’s watch
The watch is from the shop’s signature collection and is stainless steel. It has illuminated stick markers and hands and also displays the date.

Jülz by Alan Rodriguez
ADDRESS: 220 Market Ave. N, Canton
HOURS: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For evening appointments, call 330-455-5555.

About The Author

Alison Matas writes for The Repository, covering Canton City Hall. She grew up in Kent and has worked for newspapers in New York, Missouri, West Virginia and Maryland—and she’s happy to call Stark County her new home. When she’s not writing, she’s usually rehearsing for an upcoming musical or choir concert, going for a run or attempting to cook.

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