Shop Small: Jülz by Alan Rodriguez

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

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.
$695

Earrings
The pear-shaped earrings also are yellow gold and sterling silver with a honeycomb design and a white-sapphire border.
$645

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.
$3,485

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.
$450

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.
julzbyalan.com

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass