Jenny & Jimbob began with a line of matchbox necklaces, which the husband-and-wife designers sold wholesale to more than 1,000 stores worldwide. After observing how other store owners became stressed out during the buying process, Jennifer Hall Pellitteri and Jimbob Pellitteri swore they'd never open a shop of their own — that is, until they realized that making almost all of their own stuff would solve the problem. The shop, which opened in North Hollywood on Valentine's Day 2013, doesn't just sell jewelry. Jenny & Jimbob also teaches classes and hosts monthly art shows as well as free stand-up comedy nights, which is why the owners (she's an actress) consider it a community space for artists and others to come together creatively. The indie jewelry store also offers repair, including its signature “lost earring cloning,” as well as custom jewelry design. Given the Pellitteris' romantic entanglement, it should come as no surprise that their store's specialty is engagement rings. Awww! —Tanja M. Laden
11114 Magnolia Blvd., N. Hlywd., 91601. (323) 274-5684, jennyandjimbob.com.