I am a native Chicagoan, and although I haven't lived there in 30
years (time does fly)! I love to hit a few of my favorite jewelry
galleries off North Michigan Avenue when I am in town. Between
Michigan (around the 700 block) and North Rush on Walton and
Delaware there are several great little shops that carry wonderful
work. One carries Niessing and other pieces of that style and I seem
to recall one other in that area as well. Sorry but I cannot recall
their names. And of course there is George Jensen across the street
on Michigan which usually has some of their classic designs. Farther
South on Michigan is Bulgari and nearby is Cartier.
The Maller's Building on Wabash as Elaine Luther mentioned, is the
more commercial building. My engagement ring was purchased there
some 35 years ago. If you do go to the Maller's Building, do hit the
coffee shop which the best motzoh ball soup ever!
Coronado, CA, which does not have good Motzoh ball soup.