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About Us

Precious Possessions is located at 28 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, 60602.

Our store hours are:

Monday - Saturday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Our phone number is 312-726-8118.


Historically, stones have been sought after for their beauty and even for their practical use. The ancient Chinese, in addition to wearing jade for adornment and for talismanic purposes, had a practical use for jade; they carved it to use as axes. Native Americans carved obsidian into arrowheads for their use.

As civilizations became more adept at storytelling, gemstones became symbols of myth and magic, and people have been drawn to stones for their talismanic properties as well as their value. It is in this spirit that Precious Possessions, Ltd. celebrates the magical and mystical properties of stones, and opened its doors in 1989 to collectors of beautiful jewelry, carvings, collectibles and artifacts in a retail location at Spring Hill Shopping Center in West Dundee, Illinois. Founders Milan and Helen--inspired by the beauty and lore of stones--trekked in search of unique collectibles and unusual products affordable to everyone. Prior to our first retail venture, Precious Possessions, Ltd. followed the fair and festival circuit for 5 years, before incorporating. We are the oldest rock shop in Chicago.

Our customers enjoyed our fabulous finds, prompting us to expand. Our past locations included a second retail store on Chicago's north side at Clark and Diversey. Mineral specimens, fossils, pewter and sterling silver semi-precious stone jewelry were added to the product line. Two more of our past retail locations were established in Randhurst Shopping Center in Mt. Prospect, Illinois and at Harlem-Irving Plaza in Norridge, Illinois. Also, Precious Possessions, Ltd. had expanded to the Grand Plaza in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and at the North-Ridge Shopping Mall, also in Wisconsin.

Precious Possessions, Ltd. currently makes available our wonderful line of gifts and collectibles at 28 N. Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago (across the street from the Millennium Park's Cloudgate, "the Bean") and at our online website.

We work hard to remain true to our company goal to bring precious objects from around the world to our customers at affordable prices. This has been made possible through our supplier and sister company M.A.C., a direct importer and distributor of many of our product lines.

Precious Possessions, Ltd. future goals include expanding to retail locations across the country. Also, we would like to establish a mail-order catalog business.  Please contact us if you're interested.

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