Best Jewelry Store: M.C. Ginsberg

M.C. Ginsberg returns to the Best of the Corridor list, propelled by stunning custom work and a truly experimental mindset. Founded in 1987, the store’s non-descript, multi-floor building in downtown Iowa City has become a magnet for those seeking innovative design, whether a customer looking for a custom piece, an artist making a one-of-a-kind metal work, or University of Iowa faculty and students developing exacting medical prototypes and molds. “We feel it makes more sense to … invite people in who think differently than us, and share with us what they’re thinking, so we can continue to expand our repertoire and inventory of ideas – that’s the difference,” founder and owner Mark Ginsberg said. The company has also been a constant supporter of the community’s philanthropic efforts, regularly raising thousands of dollars for area organizations like the UI Children’s Hospital, the Shelter House and the Englert.

– Adam Moore

2 Times on Best of List

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