In 1987, Joel David Wiland learned the delicate task of cleaning and polishing fine jewelry while doing janitorial work at a local jewelry store. After filling his resumé with more bauble-related experience, Joel and his wife, Kendra, opened the doors of the first J. David Jewelry in 1997. Their shop’s 4,000-square-foot interior houses a collection of exclusive jewelry as well as bridal and fashion lines that glitter enough to elicit jealous stares from flashlights. As members of the Independent Jewelers Organization and Jewelers of America, Joel and his staff can confidently attest to the quality of their gems, craft custom jewelry using advanced software and equipment, and fix damaged pieces in their full-service repair shop.
Famous Footwear offers an array of fashionable hoof-hammocks, humanely branded with well-known names like PUMA, Skechers, and Naturalizer, and ready to anchor the wanderings of children, juniors, and adults. Outrun gravity’s painful punches with a pair of Nike Dual Air Fusion running shoes (women’s and men’s models), or cool off your overly hot dogs with a classic duo of Converse Chuck Taylors. Famous Footwear’s extensive selection of women’s dress shoes perform fancier footwork, adorning the fashionably frugal with such pedal accouterments as Madden Girl Fawwns, which have a trendy taupe tone that camouflages stealthy feet in an underbrush of leg. The shop features plenty of girls’ and boys’ options as well, including Crocband clogs made with antimicrobial materials to repel the germs that scour youngsters’ feet for fallen cookie crumbs.
Off The Hook Consignment fills its ample store space with high-quality, brand-name resale apparel and accessories for men, women, and teens. The shop’s fashion-savvy staff limit consignments to newer duds from the current season, ensuring shelves are stocked with the latest looks rather than top hats stuffed with zoot suits. Browse maternity clothes that masterfully mold with baby bumps, pick up a pair of pumps to match a party dress, or find duds for a teen who has yet to discover her sense of style. Because Off The Hook Consignment’s stock is ever-changing, you never know what you’ll encounter, making shopping there more exciting than searching for rock candy at the bottom of a gravel pit. An average sale ranges from $10 to $30 dollars.
For 38 years, Star Jewelers’s expert staff has filled local jewelry boxes with gold, silver, and gemstone rings, bracelets, and necklaces in classic and modern styles. The family-owned business staffs industry experts, including some with degrees from the Gemological Institute of America, who can repair items, thoroughly explain jewelry terms, and even custom-design pieces. Their inventory is built to last with premium-quality stones and metals forged in timeless styles by designers such as Amore & Baci, Tacori, and Seiko. For those seeking investment pieces, such as engagement rings, wedding bands, and diamond-studded ankle monitors, they advise on how to find the best piece for the customer’s budget. After customers make a purchase, they can come back for a complimentary annual prong check to make sure that gems are secure, as well as cleanings to keep bling glittering.
Designer Erin Edwards started tinkering with jewelry using tips she picked up from Googling or reading books. She used her research to found The Vintage Pearl, where?along with her team of hammer-wielding artisans?she now oversees a vast collection of custom sterling silver jewelry adorned with pearls and birthstone crystals. Featured on the pages of Glamour, each piece comes hand-stamped with personalized messages, including names, dates, or locker combinations available in a wide range of fonts and designs.