All About Alexandra

Alexandra Marks, a fourth-generation jeweler, carries on her family's rich legacy in the jewelry industry. The jewelry business is, quite literally, in her blood. The journey began in 1895 with Marks Brothers Jewelry in Chicago, followed by Whitehall Co. Jewelers, which expanded to 150 stores nationwide.

In 1991, Alexandra's father, Danny, founded Ultra Diamonds, making luxury jewelry affordable. Alexandra's early memories include accompanying her dad to stores and learning the business. After graduating from DePaul University, she joined Ultra Diamonds, gaining experience in various roles before becoming a Fashion & Trend Buyer. Under her family's leadership, Ultra Diamonds grew to be the 5th largest jewelry chain in the U.S. before being sold to Signet Jewelers in 2013.

Now, as President & Creative Director of Alexandra Marks Jewelry (AMJ), Alexandra continues the tradition of offering beautiful, high-quality, and affordable jewelry. Collaborating with trusted manufacturers, AMJ specializes in sterling silver and ethically sourced cubic zirconia. As Alexandra says, "we do fashion jewelry in a fine way."

We are proud to be the #1 retailer for permanent jewelry in Chicago, with multiple locations across the city. Our seamless, clasp-free designs are tailored to fit you perfectly, combining style with comfort and convenience.

From dramatic to dainty, basic to blingy, AMJ offers something for everyone. Explore our boutique and online store for an impressive collection of everyday and special occasion pieces, including bridal jewelry. With new arrivals every week, there's always something to love at AMJ!