I don’t buy a lot of jewelry, but practically every piece of gold I’ve ever bought was from Cotati Jewelers. The most important one, a wedding ring, was made personally by Patty Minnis, the shop’s owner. We came to her with an idea, some photos from Pinterest, and she came back with a beautiful one-of-a-kind ring that nobody else in the world will ever own. It’s based on a Tiffany’s ring that was roughly the price of a decent mid-sized sedan, but it’s tailored to our specifications and costs, and, well, it costs a lot less than anything that gorgeous from Tiffany’s. There was honestly no other jewelry store I was even considering when I bought the ring. I went there first and told Patty what I needed. She delivered. The best part? My bride loved it. As man who does not do a lot of jewelry shopping, it’s a relief to know there’s a place where I’ll always be able to find that perfect thing. 554 E. Cotati Ave., Cotati. 707.793.9939.