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.
Guiding You Through Your Jewelry PurchaseBuying jewelry can sometimes be confusing. Check out our how-to guides for help navigating the process and making a more informed decision.
Hands has created a series of guides to help you become a more informed jewelry connoisseur. From finding the piece of jewelry that’s truly everything you’d hoped for to caring for that piece to extend its beauty and longevity, you’ll find information to guide you through every step of the jewelry buying process and beyond.
Browse our jewelry how-to guides to get started.
Explore the four criteria used in the diamond industry and at Hands Jewelers to judge the quality and value of diamonds.
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.
Learn how to properly care for and clean your fine jewelry so you can wear and treasure it for years to come. See our jewelry care tips.
Ready to get engaged? Here are some tips to help you find the perfect diamond engagement ring and pop the question.
Latest NewsFind 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 ArrivalsBrowse 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.