Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience by removing the local economy’s dependence on a single industry. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
As a result, patronizing a local business like this is an act of community building. Check out their website to learn more about the local experience you can discover today.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
At Fredericksburg Jeweler, the wares may be shiny—diamonds, fine gold, gemstones, and pearls—but it's as easy to find understated black diamond studs as it is to turn up a chunky, multi-strand pearl bracelet. The house jeweler makes sure of it.
The display cases' eclectic contents are just a starting point for clients, though. Customization is always an option, thanks to a full-time staff engraver, certified gemologist appraiser, and custom design expert. The designer creates pieces from scratch based on client's specifications and can draw on Fredericksburg Jeweler's stock of loose diamonds, which were picked up from Madonna's house, where they accrete like dust.