Hopkinton jeweler can create custom designed gifts for holidays
By Nancy Brumback, Contributing Writer
Hopkinton- “Stephanie G Jewelers can help you create a unique piece of jewelry as the perfect holiday gift for someone special.
Stephanie Goldberg, owner of the downtown Hopkinton retailer and the fourth generation of jewelers in her family, specializes in custom designs in wedding jewelry and fashion pieces.
“Custom jewelry doesn’t have to be expensive. I do a lot of designing in sterling silver and a lot of chunky fashion jewelry. Not everything in the jewelry box has to be a million dollars,” she said with a laugh.
Stephanie also suggests looking through that jewelry box for pieces no longer worn and using the materials in a new, updated piece. “People’s tastes change over the years, and you may want to redesign rather than repair some older pieces.
“We do a lot of designs for travel, including making copies of expensive pieces in materials like silver and cubic zirconia,” she added.
The stones in heirloom jewelry might be used to create pieces for several members of a family as a special, memorial gift.
“I’se been working with a customer who is using the stones from an antique bracelet to create a separate pendant and earrings set for four different family members. Each set will be different, tailored to the taste of the woman who will receive it,” she said.
Custom designs do take time, and Stephanie recommends starting now to have the gift ready for the holiday season. “If you start now, you can be a significant part of the design process and make changes as we go. Come in and we can talk about the possibilities.” Stephanie uses a 3-D CAD design system so customers can see and alter possible designs.
Stephanie G Jewelers has many other options for your gift-giving needs.
“We let people create wish lists at the store, with several options and prices,” she noted. “Wish lists make the givers feel good because they are giving something wanted. They feel like a hero.”? The store offers a special price on items purchased from a wish list.
Every Wednesday in December, the store hosts a men’s night, with refreshments and the chance for men to check out those wish lists or get some expert advice on what the special people in their lives might like to receive.
The store carries an extensive collection of fashion jewelry starting at $50 for sterling silver pieces and including the latest bangle-style bracelets from Pandora.
Stephanie is expanding the selection of pearl jewelry this year. “Pearls never go out of style. And if you have an older pearl necklace, we can redesign it, perhaps adding black and gray freshwater pearls.”
She also brings in a broad selection of gift items from $10 to $25 for the holidays, perfect for teachers, as thank-you gifts and as stocking stuffers. “The parking here is easier than at the mall, and we will gift wrap a purchase,” she pointed out.
For the men on your gift list, Stephanie G stocks a wide array of watches, as well as accessories such as money clips, watch boxes, and valet boxes for the dresser top. The store has watch winders for the very expensive watches not powered by batteries. Men’s fashion jewelry choices include trendy bracelets made from black rubber or carbon fiber.
The retailer is also expanding its selection of bridal jewelry and jewelry for younger girls.
Stephanie fills an unusual design niche as well.
“I make cool medic alert bracelets that are interesting, durable and contemporary,” she said. The bracelets, often in sterling silver, can be designed in a style to complement a wearer’s wardrobe while still filling the necessary function of warning of allergies, illnesses and other serious medical conditions.
Stephanie G Jewelers is adding an online ordering capability to its website, www.stephaniegjewelers.com, in time for the holidays so customers will be able to buy diamonds and other jewelry online.
Stephanie G Jewelers is located at 77 Main St., Hopkinton. It is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday; and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday The store is closed on Sunday and Monday.
Additional information is available on the website, www.stephaniegjewelers.com. For more information or to schedule an appointment to discuss custom design work, call 508-435-4444.