It’s Our Ruby Jubilee!

December 10, 2016Sale!

Our 80th anniversary is also known as a Ruby Jubilee, and we’re celebrating with a sale! From now until Valentine’s Day, February 14th, you’ll pay just 80 percent of the retail price on any jewelry or watch item priced at $100 or more.* In addition to our wide selection of watches and jewelry in the store, … Read More

80th Anniversary Celebration & Annual Trunk Show

November 27, 2016Events

Please join us this Thursday, December 1st from 6-9 pm We’re celebrating our 80th Anniversary during our annual Designer Trunk Show and we hope you’ll join us for this special evening! Browse the latest collection from UNO de 50, designer jewelry from Spain, combining crystals, beads, leather, and silver or gold plated metals into imaginative contemporary jewelry. Meet local … Read More

Join Us Nov. 26th for Small Business Saturday!

November 22, 2016Events

On November 26th, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, we want to celebrate Small Business Saturday® with you! It’s a special holiday created so communities can show love for small businesses like ours. And it wouldn’t be a celebration without customers like you joining us! In addition to participating in the Cookie Crawl (free cookies!), we’re offering special … Read More

New Shipment of Cubs Watches

November 1, 2016New Product

Just in time for Game 6 of the World Series, our new shipment of officially licensed Cubs watches has arrived! We carry a variety of men’s and women’s styles (just a few of the styles are shown here). Stop in today to see all the models we have in stock — starting at only $26.95, get … Read More

Jewelry + Wine on 10/13: Join us!

September 16, 2016News

We’re delighted to participate in the Main Dempster Mile Evanston Charity Wine Walk, taking place on Thursday, October 13th from 5-8 pm. We hope you’ll stop in and enjoy a wine tasting while you browse our fine selection of jewelry and watches. Proceeds from the walk benefit the Mudlark Theater, which supports programs “where children are … Read More

Behind the Scenes: the Jeweler’s Bench

May 5, 2016Behind the Scenes

Ever wonder what it looks like behind the partitions as we toil away on your watch or jewelry repair? Without naming names, some workbenches might be a little neater than others, and this one is quite tidy. Here are some of the tools of the trade (along with some “Mmm mmm good!” Campbell’s soup!). We love the patina … Read More

Article in Evanston Now

March 26, 2016News

There was an article published in Evanston Now which marked our 80th anniversary and announced our new custom 3D design software. It’s quite a change from 1936 when our grandfather first opened his doors. It really touched our hearts to read the kind comments that a few of our customers wrote. You can read the full article … Read More

January 13, 1936

January 13, 2016History

Exactly 80 years ago today, our grandfather entered his first watch repair in his new business. We’re not sure how long the business was actually open before this first entry, but seeing that it was on the 13th day of the month, we were curious to know what day of the week it was: it … Read More

We Love Our Customers Too!

August 24, 2015News

We received this from the Yelp people for our consistently favorable ratings. A big “thank-you” to our Yelpers! Whether you are shopping for a diamond engagement ring or new watch, or just need a new watch strap or battery, we strive to make your visit pleasant and enjoyable. We appreciate the trust you place in … Read More

Introducing our Onsite Goldsmith

October 25, 2014News

With over 30 years of experience in jewelry repair and design, including setting and remounting gems, chain repair, and ring sizing, we are very proud to welcome Michael Alznauer to the Virag Jewelers family. Michael earned an apprenticeship degree in jewelry craftsmanship from a renowned school in Germany and an advanced degree in setting from … Read More