Venice’s smartest jewellers are Missiaglia and Nardi, both in the arcades of Piazza San Marco. Shops on the Rialto Bridge sell cheaper designs, and this is a good place to find bracelets and chains, whose price is determined by the weight of the gold.
All around town, several small goldsmith laboratories are scattered, where you can have your own jewellery designed and made.
Visit Piero Mejorin’s workshop in St. Filippo and Giacomo for really unusual creations in jewellery and small sculpture.
For pretty, inexpensive Venetian glass earrings, necklaces and bracelets, try FGB in Campo Santa Maria Zobenigo.