This is a family owned business with great talent for crafting jewelry. They are friendly and helpful and have a wonderful selection of stones. They will work with you on an idea you might have for the design of your own ring, or necklace, etc. They will also fix your broken jewelry, often while you wait. It is a charming place to visit in Old Town.
PROS: Great work
CONS: Not easy parking -- it's in Old Town Alexandria!
Aldersgate is a beautiful church and has something for everyone no matter what your talent is. It has great children's programs, a youth director with good youth programs, outreach to the community and missions, adult studies, wonderful music for all ages. There are always classes going on with a variety of subjects. There are three services offered on Sunday's, one is for those who enjoy a more contemporary type of music. It is a church full of talented and friendly people, always active. Every other week there is a great dinner on Wednesday nights. During the week there is an excellent Preschool. There is no trouble with parking.
When you want something very special to give to a friend or family member you can find a variety of good books and music for all ages at this store. They also offer a variety of other gifts from pictures to jewelry. There is plenty of parking because it is located in the Hybla Valley Shopping Center.