Juggling pear-sized rubies or lacing shoes with sapphire necklaces may get you mistaken for royalty, but it's also a great way to show contempt for anyone with gem allergies. Get the most out of your jewelry box with today's Groupon: for $60, you get $120 worth of hand-crafted jewelry from Mia Gemma, located on Northwest F Street. Mia Gemma showcases the work of a select group of artists who provide limited-issue and one-of-a-kind gem garlands of exceptional quality. The cozy storefront gracefully displays a dragon's hoard of precious earrings, bracelets, and rings in custom display cases. Women can lose themselves in gold and diamond fantasies, while men can browse for the perfect ring to bestow when proposing marriage or apologizing for painting the parakeet. Prices range from approximately $75 to up into the thousands, providing bling options for every budget.
- ... owner Irene Barbieri lines her cases with striking, genuine gemstones that ooze sophistication yet manage to stay grounded enough for everyday adornment. And the selection travels far beyond diamonds, sapphires, and pearls. It's limited edition and one-of-a-kind. – Michelle Thomas, The Washington Post