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We have been long time friends of this FANTASTIC place. Recently, my fiancé got my engagement ring from here and it was perfect in every single way imaginable. It’s sparkly, beautiful, and he was walked through the whole process and helped along the way. They even clean it for you!!! If I could recommend going anywhere it would be here. They are absolutely incredible and make dreams come true!!!

— Alexa Mitsos

Ira and his staff are warm and welcoming. I love the earrings that I bought there. He also restyled an old pair of earrings and I could not be happier. Ira was able to come up with some great ideas and they turned out beautifully. Love this store.

— Lori Acal

Ira and the staff at are extremely helpful and kind. I had the pleasure of working with them while I was looking for an engagement ring. I came into the store and sat with Ira 3 different times as I learned more about diamonds and worked through the process of finding the perfect center stone for my fiancé’s ring. Ira could not have been more helpful and patient, taking me through everything I asked to see and offering his years of experience to help guide me to the best decision. After a couple months of shopping around I was extremely confident in my decision to go with Ira and Cottage Jewelry. The ring consists of a round center stone with a unique halo that gives the ring an oval look to it on the finger. My fiancé was over the moon when she received it and we certainly plan to visit Cottage Jewelry in the future.

— Bryan Quinn

I cannot say enough positive things about Cottage Jewelry. I have shopped at many jewelers in the Chicagoland area over the years. Cottage Jewelry is definitely THE BEST. I have purchased many beautiful and timeless pieces from the store over the years. My fiancé and I recently purchased my engagement ring and our bands there. Ira, the store owner, made the process so easy and enjoyable. I designed my rose gold and asher cut diamond engagment ring, and I was absolutely thrilled with how it turned out. They also have many stunning engagment rings that are already set. Ira and his staff are always fair and patient.

— Jessie Berkenfield

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Ira, Marie, and Sarah were so kind and helpful throughout the whole wedding/engagement ring process! When the ring wasn’t the perfect fit-they fixed it. When I waited until the last second to tell them I’m ready to ask my girlfriend to marry me- they rushed the ring to me so I would have it on time. They have gone above and beyond to make us happy and I will definitely return to Cottage Jewelry again for whatever I need and will refer all of my friends/family there!

— Anonymous

Dear Ira and Marie,
I hope you both had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am very happy to share that Katherine said YES and she absolutely loves the ring. Thank you for finding us the perfect stone in the most beautiful setting. We can't wait to get married. Thanks again!

— Dave (and Kate

Dear Ira and Marie,
I hope you both had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am very happy to share that Katherine said YES and she absolutely loves the ring. Thank you for finding us the perfect stone in the most beautiful setting. We can't wait to get married.
Thanks again!
Dave (and Kate)
We have been long time friends of this FANTASTIC place. Recently, my fiancé got my engagement ring from here and it was perfect in every single way imaginable. It’s sparkly, beautiful, and he was walked through the whole process and helped along the way. They even clean it for you!!! If I could recommend going anywhere it would be here.


They are absolutely incredible and make dreams come true!!!
— Alexa Mitsos
Ira and his staff are warm and welcoming. I love the earrings that I bought there. He also restyled an old pair of earrings and I could not be happier. Ira was able to come up with some great ideas and they turned out beautifully. Love this store.
— Lori Acal
Ira and the staff at are extremely helpful and kind. I had the pleasure of working with them while I was looking for an engagement ring. I came into the store and sat with Ira 3 different times as I learned more about diamonds and worked through the process of finding the perfect center stone for my fiancé’s ring. Ira could not have been more helpful and patient, taking me through everything I asked to see and offering his years of experience to help guide me to the best decision.

After a couple months of shopping around I was extremely confident in my decision to go with Ira and Cottage Jewelry. The ring consists of a round center stone with a unique halo that gives the ring an oval look to it on the finger. My fiancé was over the moon when she received it and we certainly plan to visit Cottage Jewelry in the future.
— Bryan Quinn
I cannot say enough positive things about Cottage Jewelry. I have shopped at many jewelers in the Chicagoland area over the years. Cottage Jewelry is definitely THE BEST.
I have purchased many beautiful and timeless pieces from the store over the years. My fiancé and I recently purchased my engagement ring and our bands there. Ira, the store owner, made the process so easy and enjoyable.




I designed my rose gold and asher cut diamond engagment ring, and I was absolutely thrilled with how it turned out.
They also have many stunning engagment rings that are already set. Ira and his staff are always fair and patient.
— Jessie Berkenfield
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Ira, Marie, and Sarah were so kind and helpful throughout the whole wedding/engagement ring process!
When the ring wasn’t the perfect fit-they fixed it. When I waited until the last second to tell them I’m ready to ask my girlfriend to marry me- they rushed the ring to me so I would have it on time.
They have gone above and beyond to make us happy

and I will definitely return to Cottage Jewelry again for whatever I need and will refer all of my friends/family there!
— Anonymous
I worked with Cottage Jewelry for engagement rings and wedding bands for my wife and I. From the very beginning, Ira and his staff made a point to get to know the both of us and what we were looking for in regards to these very special pieces of jewelry. It is very obvious that the staff at Cottage Jewelry have a passion for jewelry and for making your experience the best it can be.
I have been 100% pleased with the customer service I received from Cottage Jewelry, during and even after

the process of buying rings from them.
They are a local business in Evanston that values their customers and providing their customers with the best service possible. I will absolutely be going back to Cottage Jewelry, as well as referring friends and family.
— Anonymous
It is an absolutely wonderful experience every time visiting Cottage Jewelry. You can literally talk to anyone in the store and they will try whatever they can to help you. For a person like me with whimsical thoughts about the jewelry should look like, Ira and his team give you very sincere suggestions and patience.

–Rui Han
Ira of Cottage Jewelry has made for my daughter and myself two intricate and beautiful necklaces of precious metals and stones. We love them so much we don't take them off - literally! They are strong enough to sleep in, bathe in, swim in, go the gym, etc etc. High recommend the fine quality of this work.

–Nina Rao
Absolutely love this local jewelry shop. They have modern pieces, as well as an extensive vintage collection. They also do a ton of custom work, so if you’re looking for an engagement ring, a special gift for someone, or just to treat yourself, go in and any of their staff will take great care of you! I am a wedding planner, and there is nothing like personalized service! Check them out!!


– Olivia Nicoletti
Ira and his team were incredibly thoughtful, patient, and generous with their time when my then-boyfriend and I came in to Cottage Jewelry to design my dream engagement ring. We had the best experience and my ring is perfect. I would highly recommend Cottage Jewelry. 10/10 for quality, experience, and ease. Thank you, Ira!


– Sarah Shaw
Ira thank you for thinking of me when you saw this diamond and for helping create the most special one of kind ring for Richard to give to me. We love you and Cottage Jewelers.

– Jaime Gull
I had a wonderful experience with Ira and his friendly, top-notch team. I received an appraisal for my jewelry in record time. I will definitely be back!


– Jeanne Marie Walsh
Friendly , knowledgeable staff, and Ira's expertise help make your jewelery selections a great shopping experience. Everyone I have seen , including me leaves extremely happy, with a great big smile and very beautiful jewelry. If you have jewelry you don't wear any more, come in to see Ira and sell it and pick out a piece of jewelry from their great selection that you'll love to wear!  You'll be glad you chose Cottage Jewelry and Ira.   Thank you! Ira and Cottage Jewelry you are awesome. I will definitely be back.

– Sylvia Abt
Ira and the ladies in the store could not have been more helpful! I went in with a certain dollar amount in mind for my wife's 40th birthday gift. Not only did they far exceed my expectations, not to mention my wife's, but they came in below the amount I had in mind! Talk about under promising and over delivering! Awesome! Beautiful store, gorgeous quality and a most pleasant and professional team to guide me. What more could I ask for? 

– Michael Lachowicz
Where to begin? I wish there were more than five stars, though even 1,000 wouldn't be enough. I brought my best friend's husband to Ira, a beloved family friend of my mother's, over two years ago, and he helped her, now husband, pick the most beautiful stone and design a ring for her that blew her dreams out of the atmosphere. This last weekend, I was on the receiving end of Ira's brilliance, as my junior high best friend, turned fiancé, got down on one knee in front of the junior high where we met and asked me to marry him. Being less about the wedding and more about the bling, I had given my sister and best friend some idea of what I wanted, but Ira helped my fiancé blow me completely away. I feel so loved and am SO proud to wear Ira's brilliance on my hand and I can't wait for it to be the staple of a life with my best friend. Thank you will never suffice, and I will never choose anyone else as a jeweler!

-Rebecca Mitsos
I decided it was time to upgrade my wife's engagement ring for our 10 year anniversary.  We search a number of our local jewelry stores but couldn't find the right person to work with.  Came across Cottage Jewelry, and although an hour drive for us, decided to check them out. 
Upon first walking in the door, we were greeted with the best energy and the most welcoming staff we'd come across.  Ira showed amazing patience with us as our design wants continued to change...I think most Jewelers would have kicked us out :-)
At the end of the process, we were blown away with the craftsmanship and quality of the new ring.  We can't thank Ira and Staff enough for sticking with us and bringing together this new ring. It will definitely be a piece that is passed down through the generations.  Thank you Ira and Cottage Jewelry!

– Jason Tarsney
Ira and the staff at Cottage are over the top kind, honest, fair and a delight to work with.  They took soooo much time with me to get my engagement and wedding rings EXACTLY perfect.  Since then I have purchased several other pieces there and have been completely satisfied.  Service and appraisal service has also been great.  Highly recommend.


– Liz Hagen
Ira Rose is a class act! So helpful and accommodating, and he is truly a man who takes pride in his business by making sure his customers are happy with their purchases. Amazing service and selection! I'll be back again for sure.

– Srutih Asher Colbert
We recently bought a beautiful sapphire/diamond ring at Cottage Jewelry. The jewelry team there worked with us and designed a beautiful ring at a very reasonable cost. Extremely professional. We were very happy and highly recommend this place.

– Rachel Levitsky
I have been a customer at Cottage Jewelry for over 20 years. I have never found another jewelry store on par with Cottage Jewelry, and continue to be  amazed by their customer service.   Sara, Marie and Ira are all very friendly, knowledgeable and have the unique ability to listen to my needs and provide a wide range of jewelry choices whether it is a watch, engagement ring, or special present for family or friends.  You simply are the best!

– Brennan Dicker
Ira Rose the owner was completely dedicated to making me happy and at feel at ease. There was no pressure and only best and most expert help in finding just the right piece for me. A great store!!!!

– Krishna Das
Ira and his team are wonderful to work with and super knowledgeable. Ira can create anything imaginable and will do exceptional work. He helped us design my engagement ring and weddings bands. I wouldn't go anywhere else!

– Becky Price
Ira is knowledgeable, very price competitive and works so hard for his customers. Nothing makes him happier than when his customers are delighted! A great business!

– A.L.
The owner, Ira Rose, of this gem of a store, is a a real rare gem too. Shopping there is a beautiful experience. His personality, integrity and knowledge is an incredible package. The jewelry is very often unique and special and the prices very fair.

– Mohan Baba
Beautiful store with lovely selection of fine jewelry. Many unique and very special items. The staff and customer service are second to none!! Don't miss this place if you are in the area!!!


– Nicole Lackey
We always feel so welcomed by Ira and his staff. I love having a neighborhood jeweler with beautiful items at extremely reasonable prices.

– Anne Stein
In business for decades. Personable, knowledgeable staff. Couldn't do better!

– Gene Arbetter
They put custom in customer....what a great staff and the ring they created was beyond our expectations. Ill keep going back !!

– Tod Taylor
Ira and his team at Cottage Jewelry are fantastic to work with. They provided a beautiful engagement ring and tremendous customer service.

– Michael Gallager

COTTAGE JEWELRY: YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD JEWELER

Cottage Jewelry has been serving its customers faithfully for over 40 years. With a marriage of beautifully distinctive, tasteful design and unparalleled service, we value long-term customer relationships above any individual sale.

Cottage Jewelry started in a tiny "cottage" in an alleyway. Over time, we built up the business, established strong relationships with incredible customers, and eventually expanded to a larger storefront just down the block from the original cottage. We'd like to think that to this day, we still don't venture far from our roots.

As your neighborhood jeweler, we believe everyone is family, and we're here to make you feel comfortable, beautiful and provide the most exquisite and unique collection of jewelry in Evanston. IL.

Stop by to say hi anytime. We are located at:
530 Dempster Street, Evanston, IL 60202
847-328-1420

 

What We Do

Ring Selection

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We help you to choose the most beautiful possible rings to your own taste.

Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver Jewelry is a specialty.

 

 

Custom Jewelry

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Please consult us and make a creation of your very own.

Custom Diamonds

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We design and fabricate custom diamond pieces.

 

Fine Design

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Many fine jewelry designers have their collections represented. This gorgeous ring is by Simon G.

We Buy Diamonds!

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Bring your diamonds in to us. We buy them!

 

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IF YOU'RE NOT WEARING IT ... SELL IT!

Sell your jewelry, vintage watches, loose gemstones, gold and sterling silver.
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HOURS: Tuesday — Saturday: 11am — 6pm
• Sunday & Monday: Closed
TELEPHONE: 847-328-1420

 

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