Delivering the Unexpected Every Day Since 1853

Hands Jewelers is a rare gem in downtown Iowa City where you’ll discover something Hands selected, Hands crafted, or Hands customized. Something beautifully unexpected.

Check Out Our Bridal Selection

Browse our selection of engagement rings and wedding bands today!

Individually Selected, Brilliantly Crafted

Our diamonds are ethically sourced and meticulously chosen by our acclaimed diamond specialists who consider each diamond’s beauty, rarity, and lasting value.

Memorable Gifts for Any Occasion

From barware to glassware, decorative vases to art glass, and everything in between, Hands has expertly selected products to fit all budgets and special occasions.

Something Custom, Something Unique

Let us help you turn your vision into a custom-designed masterpiece. If you don’t see it in the store, Hands can help you bring it to life.

Iowa’s Oldest Jewelry Store

Hands delivers high-quality custom jewelry, fine gifts, friendly customer service, and an experience that’s unexpected. Browse our amazing selection for the special and everyday moments in life. We can help you celebrate your love, express your appreciation, show your unique style, or bring something cherished back to life.


Wedding and Engagement


Repair and Restoration

Custom Design



Unexpected Experiences

Hear what Hands customers are saying about our outstanding staff, exceptional service, and one-of-a-kind selection.

Hands Jewelers is ‘hands’ down the best jewelry store in the entire corridor. No question. The second I walked in to get my watch battery switched, I was greeted with three smiling employees who were nothing short of eager to help and assist with my watch.

Riley Mullane

The kindest staff with the best customer service. Helped design both my engagement and wedding bands, which were gorgeous and affordable. Had an issue with my wedding band and fixed it immediately the same day at no charge. Best jeweler in Iowa City hands down!

Chloe Douglas

Our Trusted Partners

Hands only partners with companies that have uncompromising standards of quality and service—no exceptions.

John Atencio
Frederic Sage

Featured Guides

As highly trained jewelers with generations of knowledge, we pride ourselves on being deeply immersed in our craft. We’re always looking for the best ways to share that expertise with you. Browse our series of how-to guides to help you make a more informed purchase and take care of your investment.

How to Choose an Unforgettable Gift

How to Choose an Unforgettable Gift

Find the right unique gift for the occasion. Browse our list of gift ideas for weddings, baby showers, anniversaries, and more to delight your recipient.