Jewelry Navigator celebrates the uncommon and unusual jewelry created by small independent jewelers and designers, many of whom are based here in the U.S.


My name is Brenna Pakes, and I'm Jewelry Navigator.

Having worked in the retail sector of the jewelry industry, I created Jewelry Navigator as a guide for shoppers with introductions to designers and jewelers who have your best interests in mind.

As a Graduate Gemologist of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) with a background in geology, I've prepared a runway for discovering jewelry and a base for informative tips to help you find the jewelry you want, and to know how to care for the jewelry you have for maximum longevity.

Jewelry celebrates who you are and what's important to you.

Your jewelry should reflect what makes you unique.
Find and wear what makes you unique – shop for the uncommon.

20 years of experience in the jewelry industry

weekly blog post often coordinating with the current Jewelry Navigator Podcast that you can subscribe for here, on iTunes and Podbean


I've established relationships with designers who are on track with my barometer of values for integrity and sincere interest