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Think local when it comes to unique — and sweet — Valentine's gifts


Published: Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 4:17 p.m.

Gainesville's charm and character is what brought many of us here, keeps us here and attracts frequent visitors. It's drawn talented people who live to share their passion with the community. Whether you're in search of a unique Valentine's Day gift or treating yourself to something new, consider the work of local artisans. We've rounded up just a few of the impressive products made right in your backyard, all of which serve as a glowing reminder of how special this city and its residents are.

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Pocket watches are an ongoing trend in jewelry. Jewelry maker Rick Shamel fuses various watch parts together, highlighting their interesting, industrial shapes before embellishing with gems, gold and sterling silver.

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Where to find it

Artisans' Guild Gallery
201 SE Second Place, www.artisansguildgallery.com, 378-1383

Cymplify Central
5408 NW Eighth Ave., www.cymplifycentral.com, 225-3751

Volta Coffee, Tea and Chocolate
48 SW Second St., www.voltacoffee.com, 271-4361

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