Sunday, March 16, 2008

Seattle says goodbye to Carroll's Fine Jewelry

After 112 years of top-notch service and breathtaking jewelry, Carroll's in downtown Seattle is closing. Anyone who has been to Carroll's knows they provide nothing but royal treatment to their customers. Dozens of our clients have purchased engagement rings and wedding and anniversary bands there and are treated to tea and cookies and personal care with each visit.

Once you're buzzed in through the marble and gold gilded entry you step into another world - promptly greeted with a smile and a hello it feels as if you're in 19th century London. Seated on oversized, antique velvet stools, customers can peruse both custom-crafted and heirloom jewelry while chatting with the knowledgeable jewelers.

Buying jewelry at Carroll's is an experience in itself and we're personally sad to say goodbye as Nick purchased my engagement ring at Carroll's six years ago! My ring is so special to me and I still treasure my Carroll's green and gold ring box, complete with carefully folded tissue paper atop a velvet pillow. They are open through the end of March and encourage people to stop by and share their memories for their memory book; their site says "Grandpa Carroll always said that Carroll's rings helped make strong marriages, so if you have a wonderful story, please come in and share it with us."

So long, Carroll's and thank you for your service and memories!