Sharing Generations of Knowledge on the Art and Beauty of Jewelry

Years ago, John Hands created what would become a local Iowa City tradition and one of the best fine jewelry stores in Iowa: Hands Jewelers. The information you find on our website, whether it’s a how-to guide or a blog post, is a culmination of what we’ve learned through the years in our uncompromising pursuit of quality, service, and integrity. Now we’re sharing it with you.

Jewelry is our passion, our livelihood, and our family legacy. We’re here to educate you during the jewelry buying process and help you find beauty and brilliance in the extraordinary pieces in our store, uncovering their unique stories and history along the way.

How-to Guides

Buying jewelry can sometimes be confusing. Check out our how-to guides for help navigating the process and making a more informed decision.

Latest News

Find out what’s happening at Hands, including the latest events and updates from the store.

New Arrivals

Browse our new arrivals and discover rings, necklaces, bracelets, watches, barware, and gifts for every occasion. Free gift wrapping with your purchase.

How-to Guides

Buying jewelry can sometimes be confusing. Check out our how-to guides for help navigating the process and making a more informed decision.

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.

Latest News

Find out what’s happening at Hands, including the latest events and updates from the store.

Ever wonder how Hands Jewelers sources breathtaking stones for custom jewelry pieces? Or what happens behind the scenes when your most treasured jewelry comes into our store to be repaired?

Read some of our most recently published articles for a look inside our historic jewelry store and the incredible team behind Hands’ friendly customer service.

New Arrivals

Browse our new arrivals and discover rings, necklaces, bracelets, watches, barware, and gifts for every occasion. Free gift wrapping with your purchase.

When you walk into Hands Jewelers, you’ll always find something new in our collection. It might be a new one-of-a-kind piece set with a rare gemstone featured in our cases, a unique hand-crafted accessory for your home, or a gift you’ve never considered that’s perfect for a friend who’s getting married.

Hands has an assortment of classically elegant jewelry and gifts, as well as a variety of modern styles made by recognized designers. Our jewelers have a finger on the pulse of the latest trends, which you’ll find alongside our more timeless pieces.    

Browse our new arrivals and discover something fresh at Hands.

Coming soon!