Back to Ganoksin | FAQ | Contact

[Jewelry Attractions] Pittsburgh/Philadelphia

Hi everyone, I am going to be in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia PA in
the next week with some time to kill and was wondering if anyone
could recommend any good jewelry galleries/boutiques and/or bead/rock
shops in either city?

Thanks in advance and thanks Hanuman for all you do!

Carrie Otterson
Wired Contemporary Jewelry

Carrie PITTSBURGH (my home town) has a great gem and mineral
collection at the Carnegie Museum in Oakland. There are some custom
jewelry design shops located in the Shadyside area which is about 2
miles from the museum. Downtown the jewelry trade is located in The
Clarke Bldg. about 6 floors of them.

PHILADELPHIA has a nice jewelry district behind Independence Hall
it’s all in one block named Sansom St. Also some great schools to
visit that have Metal work departments. Olaf Scoffers (sp?) was head
of the Jewelry dept. way back then. I graduated Philadelphia College
of Art ’ 76’ now named University of the Arts (I think) and is
located on S. Broad St. near Spruce.

Have fun and report back to us what you come across.

Jim Mannella
Lake Worth (Palm Beach), Florida

There will not be much to see at the Univ. of the Arts right now
unless there is an exhibit (check gallery website)…But you could
possibly visit their metals dept. on the 5th floor, 333 So. Broad St.
Also Helen Drutt Gallery at 18th and Walnut, 2nd floor. Check
website for hours and address. The Works Gallery, lower level…new
jewelry show, 303 Cherry St. Walk Jewelers Row on Sansom between
7th and 8th. Email me directly if you are looking for specific
supplies. Visit Museum of Archeology and Anthropology at the
University of Penna. Free on Sundays, check website for daily
schedule. 33rd and Spruce Sts. Eat a cheesesteak and a soft
pretzel and enjoy the "City of Brotherly Love."
Margery Cooper @Margery_F_Cooper