While we love the idea of personalized jewelry, we just don?t have four weeks to wait for that monogrammed necklace to arrive from Etsy. (The seller is in Bulgaria? You don?t say!)
For tailored-to-you baubles made closer to home--and in a jiff--check out the new Winifred Grace studio and showroom in Andersonville.
There you can pick up a sophisticated and easy-to-pair-with-anything necklace, cuff, earring set or pendant and get it customized on-site in less than 30 minutes. No joke. (Designer Winnie Gundeck can do initials, names, numbers--you can even watch while she works.)
For a recent engagement party, we picked the 22MM Rectangle Dates pendant ($135) and got it stamped with the dates of our pal?s first kiss with her fiancé, the proposal and the wedding. Less than 25 minutes later, we had an adorable necklace in hand.
You also can mix and match many of her pieces. We added an initial pendant ($140) and round disc pendants ($120) to our creation for a look that was way more classy than anything we saw on Etsy anyway.
Winifred Grace, 5642 N. Clark St.; 312-961-0370 or winifredgrace.com