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Jewelry Store: The Golden Bear

Heather Hower

Best Jewelry Store: The Golden Bear

  1. The Golden Bear
  2. Kimberley’s Fine Jewelry
  3. J. Cotter Gallery

Right in the heart of Vail Village is an internationally renowned boutique. From the moment the doors opened in 1975, the store immediately became a favorite for locals and visitors alike. The Golden Bear’s signature pieces come in array of sizes and designs from Papa Bear to Baby Bear. The designs are varied: delicate chains, chunky bold pieces, golden bangles, classic earrings and pave pendants.

The trademarked Golden Bear is a piece that can be passed down from one generation to the next — and marks special occasions from first birthday to wedding and even a Vail Valley ski trip souvenir, said Susan Ferrari, retail manager.

“Our customers become like family; the children grow up with us, and we welcome new members of the family into the store,” Ferrari said. “From customizing a piece to finding just the right Bear, we love our work.”

Golden Bears are handcrafted in the Vail Valley studio by a team of skilled jewelers who create with passion in precious metals; diamonds, sapphires and other precious and semi-precious stones complete many of the designs.

— Heather Hower