Best Of: Hands-on Jeweler |

Best Of: Hands-on Jeweler

Dominique TaylorDan Telleen's jewelry is seductive.

Dan Telleen represents other artists at his selective studio and gallery, Karats, but it’s his own creations that are the backbone of the fine jewelry shop. “I really enjoy being able to imagine something and see it go through to fruition,” he says. “It’s exciting. We’re not bound by what’s available, only by what we can imagine.”

At Kimberley’s Fine Jewelry, custom-designed ski bling is popular. But according to jeweler Dennis O’Halloran, it’s the customer service and sense of the moment that keep people coming back.

Jim Cotter has two galleries in Beaver Creek and Vail. Though he represents many people, his own designs are bestsellers. Look for faces in his rings.

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