About Us

Glassando is an independently owned and operated retail jewelry and gift store located in downtown Iowa City's Old Capitol Town Center. This building is sometimes also called Old Capitol Mall or the University Capitol Center. Selected pieces from our collection of handcrafted artisan jewelry are also offered online and can be shipped worldwide. Our goal is to bring our valued customers a wide selection of handmade artisan jewelry. We are proud to feature jewelry from around the world including Murano glass from Murano in Venice, Italy. We also feature jewelry from Poland, Mexico, Bali, the United States, and other countries.

We feature jewelry using traditional materials such as semiprecious stones, silver, vermeil, and gold fill. Customer favorites include turquoise, amber, amethyst, peridot, blue topaz, aquamarine, mother of pearl, and many more. We also showcase jewelry made from unique mediums such as Italian Murano Glass, Dichroic Glass, Seaglass, wood, anodized metal, shells, and bronze. Our large collections of fossil jewelry includes ammonite fossils, trilobite fossils, fossilized shark teeth, fossilized sand dollars, and even fossilized dinosaur bone jewelry! Favorite jewelry designers carried at Glassando include Jody Coyote, Charles Albert, Michael Michaud, Patricia Locke, Holly Yashi, Joseph Brinton, Barbara MacCambridge, Sandy Baker, and many more!  Come see us the next time you need a ring, bracelet, necklace, pendant, slide, or earrings! Blown glass ornaments are also added around the Christmas holidays.

We delight in helping our customers find the perfect piece of handcrafted artisan jewelry for gifts, trips, weddings, prom, formals, and everyday.

Our store hours are 10 am - 8 pm Monday thru Friday, Saturday 10 am -6 pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5 pm. Feel free to give Glassando a call at (319)341-7887

Our store address is Glassando, Old Capitol Mall, 201 South Clinton Street #135, Iowa City, IA 52240.