Jewelers Row is a mystery to most people in Chicago, you know it’s there but you don’t really know what happens. I decided to find out. I have been in several of the buildings before because there are a couple camera equipment repair shops inside of those buildings in addition to the jewelers. I had never been in any of the shops though. So because everything now is only a friend request away I found a friend of a friend who does jewelry design and asked my way in. I’ve only been able to spend an afternoon there so far but I’m looking forward to exploring more of this world. Inside of the buildings are hundreds of small shops, making and repairing any manor of jewelry. Tiny little shops filled with materials and tools that haven’t changed for seemingly hundreds of years.

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