New jewelry and gift shop moves into former Cookery home in Shirlington | ARLnow
A new jewelery and gift shop has moved into the former home of The Cookery in Shirlington.
Diamond Jewelry opened in mid-June, according to a store employee. The store first announced its move to Shirlington in May on social media.
This is the jewelry store’s second location, with its flagship store at The Wharf in DC
Diament sells gifts and jewelry designed by its owner, Libby Diament.
“Libby scours the country for vintage pieces and jewelry that can be brought back to life. It’s a bit like finding a treasure! “, we read on the website. “Diament jewelry has been worn by celebrities such as: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Elle Fanning, Cher Lloyd, Rachel Bilson, Giada de Laurentiis, Meredith Vieira, Ann Veal, Becca Tobin and Heather Morris.”
It also sells an assortment of t-shirts, baby gifts, greeting cards and candles, mostly sourced from women-owned and independent brands, the store’s website notes.
Shirlington’s new location is unique in that it is specially designed to ‘imitate a swimming pool’, with blue floors and walls blue downstairs and white upstairs.
Located at 4017B Campbell Avenue, Diament is in the space that Cookery previously occupied until the kitchen store decided not to renew its lease in February.
Diament is also next to two other businesses coming to Shirlington: Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls, which opens this month, and Astro Beer Hall, which plans to start serving later this year.