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Full Circle: Croghan’s Jewel Box

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Croghan’s Jewel Box – a resilient antique and estate jewelry store that occupies an 18th-century building in Charleston, South Carolina – was opened 100 years ago by hand engraver and jeweler William Joseph Croghan. Croghan started out with a long, skinny, small shop, occupying only the side porch of the building. Today, the store occupies the entire building and is the oldest family owned jewelry store in Charleston, offering unique estate and antique pieces, as well as gifts for different occasions, to its fourth generation of customers and Charleston visitors. Personal thank you letters from customers and vintage images of…


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Full Circle: Stephenie Bjorkman, Sami Fine Jewelry

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Sami Fine Jewelry has been voted “One of America’s Top 5 Cool Jewelry Stores” by Instore Magazine and is home to many unique, one-of-a-kind designs. The store is known as a destination for Arizona Four Peaks Amethyst as well as creative style and exotic gems. Stephenie Bjorkman has taken over the business after her mother—Sami Jack, founder of Sami’s—retired in 2013. Bjorkman has worked to successfully build the company’s reputation for consistently delighting customers. Soon after she joined the family business, she discovered a talent for attracting customers’ attention, and her promotions and in-store events have earned her Instore Magazine’s…


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Full Circle – Neal Elinoff, Elinoff Gallery

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Neal Elinoff is owner of the Elinoff Gallery in Telluride, CO, a three-story retail store where they hand-pick a collection of fine art and jewelry. The gallery offers a great variety of designer jewelry—both diamond and colored gemstones—including collections from John Hardy, Roberto Coin, Leslie Greene, Anna Balkan and many more. But that’s not all–along with an impressive collection of fine jewelry, the gallery includes museum quality impressionist and contemporary art. The Elinoff Gallery is certainly the destination for anyone who appreciates or has a passion for art and design, whether it be in the form of jewelry, watches or…


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Full Circle: Vincent Perugini, Vincents Fine Jewelry

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  Though Vincents Fine Jewelry is a new store (it opened in Pelham, NY, in May 2017), owner Vincent Perugini is no stranger to the jewelry biz. With a great-grandfather who was a retailer (the store’s namesake) and a father who was a jewelry manufacturer, you might say opening a store was in Perugini’s blood. He just took a while to realize it. After graduating with a degree in business development and marketing, he worked in fashion for brands like Max Mara and Fendi, then landed a job as the marketing director for a jewelry retailer, where he discovered a…


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Full Circle with Rebecca

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Located in the heart of Tuscany, with a headquarters residing in Florence, you will find an exquisite Italian company by the name of Rebecca. The company was founded in 2000 by Alessandro Testi, chairman and designer known for using “poor” raw materials such as bronze and steel and working them with top-quality craftsmanship techniques. This innovative idea had an immediate impact on their market and in a few years the brand became highly acclaimed internationally. Those who know the brand well would say, right from the first collections, Alessandro Testi has known how to express and design beauty, combining new…


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