Eve J. Alfille Gallery & Studio Virus Response Plan for Initial Reopening

We hope this message finds you and your family well. We are excited to welcome our customers back and shop with you in person. We have missed seeing your smiling faces and listening to your stories of weddings, birthdays and special days!

Eve has been continuing to create her magnificent designs and looks forward to sharing them with you.

The Gallery has opened very cautiously, by appointment only. Your safety and the safety of our Gallery family is a top priority.  Masks will be required for all customers when inside the Gallery. For your safety and extra protection, Gallery staff will wear masks and face shields.

Gallery Hours, for now, are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, from 11am to 6pm. 

We are now happy to handle all sales of Eve's jewelry pieces in inventory, new commissions for Eve designs & custom work, transformations of existing customer pieces, restringing projects and jewelry repair work, including ring sizings.

To better protect you, we have instituted some safety precautions that are outlined below. Our staff will be washing and sanitizing our hands frequently, and wearing masks in both the Gallery & Studio/workshop.  We will be disinfecting the sales area after each guest, as well as requesting everyone entering sanitize their hands.

At this time we will bring Eve's beautiful jewelry pieces to you at the designated sales area.

If you are interested in making a purchase but are uncomfortable entering the Gallery space, we will be glad to assist you remotely via email & telephone. We are also happy to bring any fully completed purchases & customer jewelry out to you, either in your car, when you pull up in front of the Gallery, or outside in front if you are on foot. (Just call us in advance to let us know when you will be coming, and be sure to take care of any final payments, requests, and questions in advance of your arrival, to have the best experience and minimize delays.)

Things to know: 
* Our door will remain locked so we can provide our customers & staff a safe, controlled, environment.
* To better protect you and our staff, we will be cleaning and sanitizing our designated sales area frequently, as well as any equipment used, or jewelry that customers have handled.
* Customers are asked to call ahead to schedule an appointment ( a maximum of 45 minutes in length to minimize exposure.)
* Customers & staff must wear face masks inside, as required by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
* Customers & staff will be asked to disinfect their hands with hand sanitizer as they enter.
* Current guest capacity: A maximum of 2 separate visitors may be inside simultaneously, in our designated area only, standing 6 feet apart, and each with their own salesperson. OR A maximum of 2 guests may attend a scheduled appointment together, if notified in advance.
* Please call us from your car once you have parked to let us know you are here. If there is a wait, you can remain safe in your vehicle (or socially distance nearby) and we will call you back as soon as it is possible and safe for you to enter (please give us your phone number to call you back).
* Please limit personal belongings to those you absolutely must carry to reduce risks of exposure.
* Our designated sales area will be wiped down with disinfectant prior to each customer appointment.
* Regretfully, at this time our restroom will not be available to our customers, so please plan accordingly
As always, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns, we are ready & happy to do our best to please you!
Gallery hours will initially be Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturdays from 11 am to 6pm.
The Gallery

The elegant Eve J. Alfillé Gallery was awarded America's coolest store: Top Ten, by In-Store Magazine. The gallery is a destination for customers and visitors from across the U.S. and abroad. Come see this nationally recognized Chicago area treasure. The beautiful jewelry inside is made on location in the studio.

Gallery Hours
Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Extended Hours Thursday to 8 p.m.

Eve wanted the space to evoke a feeling of past civilizations and to remind her visitors of the natural origins of the gems and minerals she uses in the jewelry. To accomplish this, Celeste Sotola, a multimedia artist and space designer, created four special areas: Pearl Room, Gem Room, Diamond Room and Wedding Band Alcove, where customers can peruse Alfillé's extensive collections of gems, minerals and pearls.

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Sea Horse deities guard the imposing portal known as the Pearl Room, which dominates the front corner of the gallery and is home to a magnificent array of pearls as well as copious books on the subject.

Like walking into Ali Baba's cave, the Gem Room sparkles with an amazing variety of gemstones, from sapphires, tourmalines and spinels to alexandrite, hematite and meteorite!

A dark, intimate space, the Diamond Room is a place to focus on all the variables involved in choosing a diamond.

Finally, couples can sit together under a glorious canopy in the Wedding Band Alcove while exploring cabinets brimming with ring models.

The Gallery is situated on a quiet street in downtown Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago along the shore of Lake Michigan, and home to Northwestern University. Theaters, shops and fine dining make Evanston a can't-miss destination.