The idyllic city of San Marino has no shortage of charm and its Mission Village shopping district is a popular go-to for a (pre-COVID) leisurely morning or afternoon browsing session.
Mission’s jewelry boutique, Single Stone, is full of glittering goodness, featuring contemporary designs ranging from pendants, bracelets, and necklaces to earrings and rings in a variety of styles—bold, refined, timeless, and unique—that will tick off the boxes for those on your nice list this year. For those seeking something extra special, Single Stone also offers customization consultations, as well as a jewelry concierge service that sources the rarest, most highly sought-after diamonds and gemstones for clientele.
Suffice to say, you can easily lose track of time browsing Single Stone’s selection of the most sought-after contemporary jewelry designers like Anabel Higgins, Anito Ko, and the free-spirited works by Irene Neuwirth.
In addition to its multi-label offerings, Single Stone also carries its own eponymous, in-house label, originally founded in 1988 by husband-and-wife duo Ari and Corina Madilian. The label began as a showroom in downtown Los Angeles, selling vintage diamonds and antique jewelry with a focus on authentic restoration.
In 2004, after decades of hands-on training through their antique restorations, inspired by vintage design and the unique charm of antique diamonds, the Madilians created their first collection under the name Single Stone, eventually opening the San Marino location (as well as the beloved San Marino clothing boutique, Serafina). To this day, Single Stone’s in-house collection continues to be made in the downtown LA Jewelry District by skilled artisans who are experts in antique design and production techniques.