Graduation Gift Ideas

gemstone décor

Graduation gift ideas include jewelry and gemstone décor. Pearl jewelry is always a great idea for graduation because of the old saying “pearls of wisdom”. What better way to let the graduate know they have gained wisdom, than with actual pearls!  Pearl jewelry is considered classic, so something the graduate will be able to wear … Read more

Jewelry Graduation Gift ideas for her

close up of pearl necklace

Graduation gift ideas for her should include classic jewelry styles! Consider giving a classic piece of jewelry that they can wear as they head off to college, graduate school, or into the job market.  Pearl jewelry or diamond jewelry are great graduation gift ideas that never go out of style. For graduation, I like to … Read more

Plan a trip to Iowa City, visit Glassando and lots more shopping, events and attractions

Iowa City is home to lots to do including unique stores such as Glassando. Glassando is only one of over 70 locally owned shops in the Iowa City Downtown District which includes the Downtown and Northside neighborhoods.  Downtown Iowa City is also a hub for women owned businesses! Visit downtown Iowa City for great shopping, … Read more

Visiting Glassando in downtown Iowa City –parking, biking and public transit options

Glassando is a locally owned jewelry store located in downtown Iowa City. We invite you to visit our jewelry store when you are in Iowa City! Currently our Iowa City store hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM. Currently due to Covid-19, we are requiring masks be worn in our  jewelry … Read more

How do I buy an engagement ring?

“How do I buy an engagement ring?” is a question that many newly engaged couples have. In my Iowa City based jewelry store, Glassando, I often see this overarching question boil down to two basic engagement ring questions. The first engagement ring question is often “does an engagement ring have to be a diamond?” and … Read more

Welcome to Glassando’s blog

Glassando is a handcrafted jewelry store located inside downtown Iowa City’s Old Capitol Town Center. We are excited to launch this new website but still encourage you to visit our store to see even more jewelry! We always have more in-store than we have time to list online. Glassando can also offer custom design in-store!