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Small and Proud



We’ve always believed good things come in small packages. Of course we do. We’re a modern jewelry boutique. But right now, we’re focusing on the good things that come with being and supporting a small business. This weekend will see the promotion of Small Business Saturday, a day started by American Express to support us little guys.

Some general info:

  • There are 23 million small businesses in the US.
  • With the popularity of craft and small batch in many industries, as well as the proliferation of internet businesses, small businesses have increased 49% over the last 30 years.
  • Small businesses have created 8 million jobs in the last 25 years and donate 2.5 times more than larger businesses to non-profit causes.

Given numbers like that we’re small and proud of it. While we can’t deliver same day via drone or discount goods below our costs, we can offer unique modern jewelry by contemporary jewelry designers - - Stunning pieces where the quality is evident and the styles are as individual as those who buy it. And we can supply customer service that is individual and personal.

We’re a small business made up of 18 other small businesses, like Michelle Chang JewelryStefanie Sheehan Jewelry and Third Crown Jewelry. Designers crafting modern rings and necklaces in their studios and workshops, supporting themselves through their art.

                                                                    Shark Tooth Dangle Earrings by Michelle Chang


          Arcade Lariat Necklace

                                                                    Three Row Ring by Third Crown Jewelry

So when you buy from a small business this season, know that each time you do, there is a real person (or more!) really happy that you did. It goes noticed and appreciated and has an effect far beyond buying something manufactured in large factory for a large company.

Good things do come in small packages.

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