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Johns Creek small businesses provide holiday shopping options
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Johns Creek holiday shopping guide
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Staff / Angela Spencer Ditza Israeli and Lily show off some of the jewelry available at Atlanta Diamond Design.
Atlanta Diamond Design

For unique jewelry both from designers in Johns Creek and abroad, Atlanta Diamond Design has a variety of “fun to fine” jewelry appropriate for gift-giving.

In addition to a variety of pre-made pieces, designers in the store are able to make custom designs for a unique gift.

“We are crafting life’s lasting memories,” said owner Izzy Israeli. “We try to recreate memories through jewelry.”

One local jewelry designer featured at Atlanta Diamond Design is Sara Blaine, who lives around the corner from the store. Her work, along with designs by in-house 3D designer Tasha Dillsaver, lets customers choose to support local artists if they wish.

The store also provides other services such as jewelry repair, engraving and appraisals.

Atlanta Diamond Design is at 3000 Old Alabama Road, Suite 107. They are open Monday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Johns Creek Wine and Crystal

For the wine connoisseur in the family, Johns Creek Wine and Crystal offers hundreds of bottles of wine reaching from a variety of prices ranges.

Skip Williams opened the Johns Creek store recently, saying he was asked by a customer from a downtown store to open one north of the city.

“Our goal is to give you fine-dining type service in a retail store,” he said.

The staff at Johns Creek Wine and Crystal is able to help customers pick out wines to match their taste, meal and wallet. David Metz, the store’s day-to-day manager, is a Certified Specialist of Wine through the Society of Wine Educators.

The store will be having different promotions each week through the holiday season.

Johns Creek Wine and Crystal is at 9810 Medlock Bridge Road, Suite 700. They are open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Macrobatix Apple Specialist

The Mac-lovers in the family will be able to find something at Johns Creek’s Apple reseller, Macrobatix Apple Specialist. The store offers a variety of Apple products including computers, iPads, iPods and accessories to go with each.

The staff is able to help navigate the technology waters to help customers find the right gift for gadget-loving recipients.

Should the new toy break, Macrobatix is also an Apple Authorized Service Provider and has staff trained to repair Apple products.

Macrobatix is at 9700 Medlock Bridge Road, Suite 114. They are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Monica’s Boutique and Consignment

About to celebrate its one-year anniversary, Monica’s Boutique and Consignment is a one-stop shop for high-end consignment and unique jewelry and art from around the world.

“You’ll find little gems here,” said owner Monica Murray.

In addition to gently worn designer clothing, handbags, shoes and furs Monica’s also offers handmade jewelry from local designers and from across the globe. Several pieces come from Africa where women use their talents in jewelry-making to earn money.

Murray said she has also gotten in on the jewelry-making end of the business to see how it is done.

“I wanted to have fun and learn it,” she said.

Monica’s Boutique and Consignment is at 10575 Medlock Bridge Road, Suite 110. They are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Piper Lillies

One of Johns Creek’s newest businesses is ready for the holiday season with a variety of gift items including scarves, handbags and candles.

“We have a little bit of everything,” said Piper Lillies’ owner Julia Butler.

The new store, named after Butler’s granddaughters, houses an array of items. They also offer monogramming and gift wrapping services.

“We try to live up to our motto: A gift for everyone and every occasion,” Butler said.

Many of the gifts at Piper Lillies can be used as stocking stuffers, and they also have the stockings themselves if shoppers are looking for new decorations.

For any lucky lady who gets a new engagement ring instead of one of Piper Lillies’ fun aprons or wine glasses, they can set up a bridal registry at the store for unique items.

Piper Lillies is at 11705 Jones Bridge Road, Suite B206. They are open Sunday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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