Local Shopping in Atlanta: Worthmore Jewelers

Once in a while Lar and I sit down and talk about what kind of content we want on AsianCajuns. We frequently circle back to topics like outfits, personal style, and travel, but we always decide we want to include more fun things about the cities we live in. I always enjoy reading blogs that unearth shops and restaurants that I wouldn’t know about as a visitor. Lar has done a great job with posts on FYUL and Falko, but I need to step up my game with Atlanta.

I don’t blame people who write off Atlanta as a giant suburb with an international airport. If you stick to the typically touristy stuff, you don’t get to see what makes this city so great. To get a true feel of Atlanta, you have to explore the inner-city neighborhoods where you’ll discover amazing shops and restaurants. So that’s where AsianCajuns comes in. I want to start including more posts on my favorite spots.

Let’s start with a trip to Worthmore Jewelers!

Worthmore Jewelers trying on session

The Worthmore Jewelers in Decatur (the original store is in Midtown) is less than a three minute walk from my work. I pass by it every time I go to Starbucks and always want to press my nose up against the window and see what’s new.

Worthmore Jewelers Nixon watches

What sets Worthmore apart from other jewelry stores is its inventory. It has a great mix of price points, styles, and items. I’m not a big jewelry person – at least not the fancy kind – so I usually just write them off as places where you buy engagement rings. But I’ve been going to Worthmore for years because they have unpretentious jewelry you’d want to wear everyday, they have the best selection of watches in town, and the staff is super welcoming and friendly.

Below I’m trying on this amazing Nixon watch. Isn’t it a beaut? It’s already on my Christmas wish list (hint, hint Troy)!

Worthmore Jewelers Nixon rose gold watch

Since I don’t know much about stones and gems I might be a little slow on the morganite trend. Have you heard of it? Apparently it’s part of the emerald family. It’s a little hard to tell in these photos, but the morganite gems are more of a light peach than pink, which I like because it makes it less princess-y – or less J.Lo/Affleck engagement ring-y.

Worthmore Jewelers morganite stones

See the delicate necklace in the photos below? Every one of those little beads is a rough cut, black diamond – kinda reminds me of this ;)

There are so many facets on each diamond that the whole necklace sparkles like crazy, but it’s ultimately very understated. I would absolutely put this on my Christmas wish list if I thought someone would plunk down $1700 on a gift for me. Still, a girl can dream, right?

Worthmore Jewelers diamond necklace

Worthmore carries Nina Nguyen jewelry based out of Colorado, which uses organic stones like geodes and fossilized ammonites.

Worthmore Jewelers Nina Nguyen Ring

Other reasons why I love Worthmore:

1.) The store is like a jewelry store and art gallery in one. They’re always having art openings and participate in the bi-annual Decatur ArtWalks (the next one is Nov. 8!).

2.) Did I mention the staff? Harris, Olya and the whole Decatur Worthmore team are wonderful!

3.) Troy brought Wheatie with him when he came to take these photos and the staff loved him. You might be able to have breakfast at Tiffany’s, but can you bring dogs to Tiffany’s? I think not! Actually, you can’t have breakfast there either, so really you should just shop at Worthmore.

Worthmore Jewelers is dog friendly

Have you ever been to Worthmore before? For you non-Atlantans, what are your favorite local jewelry shops? I can’t wait to hear from you!

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Dearest Lar,

I still can’t believe that I’m going to Scotland next month! Never ever did I think we’d be spending Thanksgiving together this year – best Christmas present EVER!!

My only concern? I don’t think I can handle real cold anymore. Atlanta weather has made me a weakling when it comes to the cold. The other day I was really cold in my house so I checked the thermostat and it was at 68 degrees. That’s just sad! I’ll be permanently wrapped in a fleece blanket the whole time I’m in Scotland.

So I’ll pack lots and lots of layers for next month and just drink lots and lots of tea.

I can’t wait!!! Bring on the cold!

xoxo, Cath

Catherine Lee


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18 Responses to “Local Shopping in Atlanta: Worthmore Jewelers”

  1. AsianCajuns Lar Says:

    Cath that Worthmore jewelery is beeeyoootiful! I so miss shopping there with you! That diamond necklace is amazing. I’m usually not a diamond fan, but rough-cut black diamonds teeny like that? Loverly! I wish I could get it for you (and moi ;D).

    And don’t worry about the cold toooo much. This fall has been a lot more mild than last year’s though that said it’s still probably a lot chillier than the ATL. Also old manor homes (like the one you’ll be staying in!!!!) are a bit draughty. Thank goodness for fireplaces and cosy duvets.

    Eeeeeee I still can’t believe I’ll see you sooooooooo soon! Dream come true!

    xoxoxoxox, Lar

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    I think a mild fall in Scotland feels like a cold winter in Atlanta :) We might need to pack some extra hot water bottles ;)

    I wish I could buy you that diamond necklace!

    xoxo, Cath

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  2. Windsor Grace Says:

    First of all, I’m a little horrified at your use of Lobster.

    But, other than that, I’ve been defending Atlanta to these New Yorkers ceaselessly about how awesome Atlanta is and that there are trees and greenspaces and awesome businesses everywhere. I can’t wait to read more posts about my favorite city! It’ll be like home

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    Courtney Reply:

    Loved this! Always great to see local treasures of Decatur and Atlanta spotlighted!

    Can’t wait for your next post :)

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    Yay! So glad you liked it!

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    Trust me, I’m originally from Maryland and the crabs aren’t great here either.

    Thank you so much for defending Atlanta! I always take the green space for granted, but you’re so right – we have tons of it!

    xoxo, Cath

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  3. CurryLove Says:

    This is a great post! I don’t go in to places like this often because 1) I’m not dropping that kind of money on myself and 2) I’m always worried the staff will be pretentious and/or mad I’m not spending any money. But this makes it less scary to window shop from the inside :)

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    Exactly! I feel the same way about most jewelry stores. I remember I once went into a Tiffany’s and felt so intimidated that I immediately left. Worthmore is the polar opposite of that!
    xoxo, Cath

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  4. Cameron Says:

    What fun taking Wheatie into Worthmore. This reminds me of an Olya portrait yet to be posted, perhaps tomorrow.

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    Cool! I can’t wait to see it!

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  5. Linda Says:

    Looks like a great jewelry shop. I love to go to Atlanta so look forward to more posts about great shopping spots. Linda
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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    Awesome! I want to do a clothing store next :)

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  6. estherjulee Says:

    i think i’ve been in there. it’s in the square right? :) i would say decatur is where to be.. if you want to avoid the touristy stuff. I always take my friends who visit to brickstore!

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    Good memory! Worthmore is just two doors down from Brick Store, which is my second home ;)

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  7. Tiffany Says:

    Love finding new places to shop! I will definitely have to check this out!! Thank you for the recommendation! Happy weekend!

    xo
    Tiffany

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    It really is a wonderful shop. Let me know if you make a visit!

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  8. Caroline Says:

    Worthmore is my go to jewelry store! The staff is so friendly and willing to spend however much time it takes for you to make up your mind. The selection is unique, and I love being able to support a local business.

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    Exactly! The staff is so friendly and it’s not at all your typical jewelry store.

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